The impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is no different on the Tech industry. Techies are also equally and adversely affected by the global outbreak of nCov. Numerous Product launches have been postponed, dissenting the growth charts of these companies. HR departments have sent out advisories encouraging their liveware to work from home while restricting their travel to affected countries. Though a handful, but few enterprises have been compelled to shut shop completely.
In this daunting situation, everyone wants to safeguard themselves and their families from the outreach of the virus. Several messages are doing the rounds on social media and out of sheer anxiety people are queuing up to hoard masks, sanitisers, antiseptics and other essentials.
With coronavirus threatening to wreak havoc, UserExperior breaks some popular myths. We recommend these precautionary measures which might come handy to keep yourself at an arm’s length from the scourge of the virus at your workplace and in general.
How COVID-19 spreads
When someone who has contracted COVID-19 coughs or exhales they release droplets of infected fluid, these droplets fall on nearby surfaces and objects – such as desks tables and paperwork. COVID-19 can be contracted by touching such contaminated surfaces or objects – and then touching their eyes, nose, mouth or eating. People standing within one meter of a person with COVID-19 stand a chance of infection by breathing in droplets coughed out or exhaled by them. COVID-19 spreads in a similar way like flu does. Most persons infected with COVID-19 experience mild symptoms and recover. However, some go on to experience serious illness and may require hospital care. Risk of serious illness rises with age: people over 40 seem to be more vulnerable than those under 40. People with weakened immune systems and people with conditions such as diabetes, heart and lung disease are more prone to serious illness.
How to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your workplace
These practices should be adopted at the workplace even if COVID-19 has not detected in the communities where you operate. Smart practices like these can help reduce loss of man hours due to the infection and curb the spread of COVID-19 if it arrives at one of your workplaces.
Up till now, all efforts set in motion to develop a vaccine in order to prevent or curtail the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been ineffective. In the light of this fact, prevention appears to be the best cure.