COVID-19: Preventing your kids from the infection; 5 things parents should know

COVID-19: Preventing your kids from the infection; 5 things parents should know

In these times where COVID-19 has changed the way a lot of people go about their normal daily routines, it is normal for parents to worry about their children and how vulnerable they stand to be.

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The coronavirus pandemic has no doubt shaken many parts of the world in unimaginable ways and it has led to a great level of anxiety and uncertainty amongst people.

YEN.com.gh has however compiled a list of all that parents should do to keep their kids from getting infected.

COVID-19: Preventing your kids from the infection; 5 things parents should know

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1. Parents are encouraged to know that the virus is spread through direct contact. It is already known that the virus could be spread and contracted through the respiration of humans especially droplets from infected persons and by touching infected surfaces as well.

Parents are to take note of this and act accordingly.

Parents also have to advise their wards to keep an appreciable distance between people especially those who cough or sneeze.

2. Education

Parents should take the initiative to educate their wards on the symptoms of the disease.

3. Hand Hygeine

Parents should advise their wards to wash their hands regularly as well as sanitize them as much as they can with alcohol-based hand rubs.

Also, parents should encourage their wards to cough into their elbows when they do not have handkerchiefs or tissues.

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4. Mask up

The World Health Organisation has stated that one of the means to protect oneself is to always remember to put on a nose mask. Parents should endeavor to get face masks for their children to prevent them from contracting the disease.

5. No cure yet

Parents are to take note that as of now, no cure has been found for the virus, so they must do all they can to keep their children's immune system boosted always.

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In other news, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the coronavirus disease otherwise known as the COVID-19 may never go away.

The Emergencies Director for WHO, Dr. Mike Ryan, cautioned those who are trying to predict when the deadly virus would actually disappear to hold their horses.

Speaking at a news briefing on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, he said that even if a vaccine is found, controlling the virus will require a “massive effort”.

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