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How to Protect Your Organization & Employees from Novel Coronavirus COVID-19?

The Case Until Now:

Novel Coronavirus in India is rapidly rising with 148 cases recorded yet to be found positive. As the number of cases is increasing in India, 5700 people who came into direct contact with the positive suspects, are under meticulous surveillance. Moreover, the government has already ordered to shut most of the crowded places like schools, colleges, theaters, restaurants, pubs, etc. Additionally, international terminals are banned and entries from outside the country have been restricted. Many countries worldwide are already shut-down completely due to increasing cases of coronavirus. If the situation seems not to be under control, the time is going to show up tremendous face to the world.

About the Disease Coronavirus 2019:

Coronavirus is not a new name to scientists and doctors. It is a family of viruses that cause disease in animals. The latest type of these viruses has jumped into human which is officially named as COVID-19, is dangerous and so far, 20% of the confirmed cases have been identified as critical. Seven coronaviruses can infect human:

Common human coronaviruses (not dangerous)

  1. 229E (alpha coronavirus)
  2. NL63 (alpha coronavirus)
  3. OC43 (beta coronavirus)
  4. HKU1 (beta coronavirus)

Other human coronaviruses (dangerous)

  1. MERS-CoV (the beta coronavirus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS)
  2. SARS-CoV (the beta coronavirus that causes the severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS)
  3. SARS-CoV (the novel coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19)

The market is on Risk due to Coronavirus

The market is rapidly coming into the grip of Novel Coronavirus and showcasing severe falls. However, the experts say that the virus may die a natural death with the increasing summer but the market will remain volatile for some time later too. Until then, one should take care of oneself and surroundings.

How to Protect Your Organization and Employees?

Precaution is better than cure. It’s better to adopt healthy habits and stay cautious. The rapidly spreading COVID-19 disease has already forced to put most of the areas in the country shut or lock-down. In this situation, organizations are also taking helping steps in both the organization’s and employee’s interests. Let’s know how to protect your organization and employees from this tremendous coronavirus:

Spread True Information:

Stay informed and pass on the correct information among the employees about the viral infection and enlist the ways to avoid it. Some fake information is floated over social media channels including text messages, videos, audio clips, etc., inform people not to believe any rumors and check valid news from newspapers, news channels, etc.

Work-desk Cleanliness:

Companies must take serious actions for cleanliness in the office. The workplace should be out of any infected area and regular cleaning should be done. Provide face masks to employees and avoid handshakes. Proper usage of masks reduces the probability of this virus outbreaks.

Arrangement for Sanitizers:

According to the doctors, alcohol-based sanitizers need to be used frequently to avoid the chances of viral infection. Inform your employees to wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use sanitizers to clean hands especially after coughing, sneezing, or any other contact of hands with the face.

Give Work from Home Option

The rapid growth in the cases of coronavirus has made a drastic situation in the country. This virus is spreading and creating communities. People who regularly go to their job using public transport are under threat of being a victim of this infection. In most of the cities, public transports have been locked down and public gathering has been put to a limit. In this situation, numerous companies have assigned their employees to work from home. In case, any of your office employees become a victim, you can encourage him/her to work from home and stay at home for a couple of weeks or till everything is fine. Moreover, companies that are unusual for remote jobs should reassure their workers that they will not lose their jobs.

What are the Symptoms of COVID-19?

Any direct contact with the victim of coronavirus or any indirect touch can cause a harmful effect. In case you feel sick, you should immediately contact your doctor or health advisor. The major symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • Shortness of breath or any difficulty in breathing.
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest.
  • Bluish Lips or face
  • High Fever
  • Dry Cough

Conclusion:

Coronavirus disease 2019 is one of the hazardous viruses and is rapidly spreading. However, you can save yourself and your surroundings by spreading and adopting healthy precautions as soon as possible.

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