6 ways Ghanaian women can contract the deadly coronavirus disease
Our everyday lifestyle could lead us to contract some deadly viruses like the coronavirus disease which has so far killed over 240,000 people.
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The infectious disease has now infected over 3.1 million people in the world and killed over 240,000 so far since the first confirmed cases in Wuhan, China in December 2019.
The virus that causes the COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air and quickly fall on floors or surfaces.
The deadly virus can get into the body of a healthy person through the eyes, nose as well as the mouth. However, this can only be prevented if individuals mask up, and practice proper hand hygiene.
YEN.com.gh, after considering a lot of ways the virus could be transmitted, highlights 6 specific lifestyle choices that women are usually engage in that exposes them to getting the coronavirus.
As part of a woman's routine to maintain her beautiful outlook all the time, sh tries as much as she can to visit the saloon to look her best. Visiting the beauty parlor could be a place where a woman can easily get infected with the novel coronavirus. Her interaction with the stylist could easily get her infected.
2. Grocery shopping
It is no hidden secret that we eat to live. With that being said, women are mostly tasked with doing the grocery shopping for the house. In going about this household errand, the woman could get infected by the person she is buying from through
3. Ordering food
The craving for fast food like pizza, burger, shawarma, and other foods would force a woman to order from these restaurants. The person in charge of delivery cannot really be trusted when it comes adhering to strict hand hygiene.
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Obviously lovemaking cannot be left out of one of the many lifestyle choices that could make a woman susceptible to contracting the coronavirus. Looking at all that lovemaking entails, it would be hard to protect oneself. So if her partner has the virus, getting it would be easier.
A woman with kids cannot completely stay away from her kids considering the fact that kids almost always are clingy to their mothers. Mothers on the other hand frequently get into contact with their kids who are always playing or touching surfaces. It is however very easy for a mother to contract the virus if the child has it.
A woman can obviously not go a day without doing certain house chores. These chores involve touching surfaces like the door, switches, handles and what have you. If an infected person living with her space happens to spread droplets of saliva through coughing and sneezing, it would be easy for the woman to contract it.
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Meanwhile, Ghana has recorded 403 more cases of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, sending the total number of confirmed cases to 2,074 from the previous 1,671 recorded.
According to the official website of the Ghana Health Service, the total number of recoveries, as well as deaths, have also changed to 212 and 17 respectively.
88% of all the cases reported have not had any travel history as only 12% have been traced to some evidence of travel.
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