Do COVID testing and consult doctor when you have sore throat, fever, cough, vomiting and loose motions. If you test positive, have a positive outlook. Being infected with COVID is not the end of the world. Even if you are positive or have symptoms don’t panic. Isolate yourself immediately. Don't mingle with other people even if you test negative till symptoms disappear. If you have COVID patient at home, avoid contact with other people as far as possible. Self-medication is very harmful to vital organs especially kidney and liver Protect your Immune system by consuming balanced diet, staying hydrated, get enough sleep, maintain healthy weight and perform regular exercise at home
Avoid public transport and don't visit older relatives unnecessarily as they are most vulnerable. Don't discontinue self-quarantine until instructed.
Discourage visitors and avoid smoking. Wear ideally double masks, donate masks especially to those who don't have masks. This is a great charity in the prevailing situation. Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth without washing your hands. Nobody is immune. Don't think you are Immune to COVID 19.
Avoid 3 Cs: Closed spaces, Crowded places like Hospitals, shopping malls and restaurants and Close contacts.
Dr Showkat Shah, Senior Critical Care Specialist