Like during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the new strains of the coronavirus also spread through respiratory droplets from infected persons and through contact with contaminated surfaces. However, there is also evidence that it spreads through airborne transmission.
This means that you still need to take the same precautions as before, as well as a few new ones, such as:
Stay at home as much as possible and go out only when necessary.
If you need to go out for any reason (especially for work), remember to double mask. This means wearing a surgical mask underneath a double-layered cloth mask or an N95 mask. Wear the mask whenever you are outside.
Sanitize your hands when you touch any surface or object outside your home that might have been contaminated.
After going out, wash your clothes and disinfect anything else you were wearing (like watches, bags, or glasses).
Disinfect or clean any groceries, food deliveries, or parcels that you take into your home.
Go and get vaccinated as soon as you can to reduce the chances of getting Covid-19 or spreading it.
With the second wave of the Covid pandemic spreading fast across the country, and experts predicting a third wave sooner or later, it is more important than ever for everyone to take precautions to ensure that we can come out of the current situation.
So, don’t let complacency set in and continue to wear masks, stay at home, maintain social distancing, and do everything to avoid getting infected by the virus. And remember, our one main weapon against the virus is the Covid-19 vaccine, so get vaccinated as soon as you can.