10 WAYS STUDENTS CAN PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM COVID-19
Several countries in the world are beginning to re-open businesses, schools, etc, as they seem not to continue to endure the negative impacts of Covid-19 pandemic.
In Nigeria, the Covid-19 led to the shutdown of businesses, schools, airports etc which have lasted for more than 5 weeks and yet still counting. However, some states across the country are preparing to reopen their schools, businesses, so far everyone is gearing up to resume back to their normal activities before the pandemic crises.
However, as schools or universities are gearing up for resumption we have carefully made up few ways students can protect themselves from covid-19 as they resume back to school.
10 WAYS STUDENTS CAN PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM COVID-19
1. KIT UP ALWAYS
It is important that you always carry along with yourself liquid sanitizer, ensure you wear face mask and also put on hand-gloves as you attend your daily lectures, classes and read in the library. These measures is to protect you from getting infected by the novel Coronavirus, because many students might have touched or contaminated the desks, chairs or the books and some lecture halls in Nigeria Universities are always overcrowded. Be careful.
2. SAY NO TO PARTYING
We all know and believe that having fun and partying is essential for our mental health, nevertheless you should avoid partying, you should also avoid being in a crowded environment because this may lead to the spread of coronavirus, being in parties means you will be having physical contact with a/ fellow individual(s), which is against the social distance rule and instead of getting good grades you will might end up getting infected with Coronavirus.
I used to hug people a lot, i feel guys love it, they often say am social and this have earned a lot of admiration and favors from them, a lot girls do hug people, but please as you are going back to school avoid hugs, light hugs, heavy hugs, since the spread of Coronavirus can be gotten from body contact, it safe not to hug rather wave from afar, at least 2 meters distance or you can make use of the elbow-elbow method to do you greetings and everyone will be happy at the end of the pandemic situation.
4. AVOID BORROW OR SHARING ITEMS
I know this could be very had, because no matter how wealthy you are, you may sometimes be forced to borrow some stuffs, same goes to sharing items. Students share a lot of their things with their friends if not everything.
Items being shared may includes writing materials, phone accessories, school bags and maybe cooking utensils, no matter how close you and your friend is try and minimise the sharing attitude or if you can do not borrow at all, the reason is that Coronavirus can last up to 8 hours on any surface before dying, you can’t really tell who’s is infected at first glance, please be careful.
5. AVOID HANDSHAKES
This can never be over emphasized, even though it was one of the early warning issued by the WHO about curbing the spread of Coronavirus, please don’t do handshakes. Some fraternities in Nigerian Universities have their signature handshakes which they always like to flaunt, this is not the time, as you head back to school do not shake people, anchor people or even do knuckle, as explained earlier Coronavirs can spread by contact, and handshake is by contact.
Alternatively, as I have mentioned, you can do elbow to elbow greetings as shown in the picture below.
6. NO FIGHTING
hahaha! oh yes! if you are the type that like fights or quarrel especially at the ATMs, well you know the drill, you might run into a newly infected person who is not showing the symptoms yet, so be careful and stay away from anything that might lead to fight else, you will be battling police cell and the deadly Coronavirus, which could possibly lead to untimely death.
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7. DON’T MISPLACE YOUR ITEMS
Are you fond of keep your stuffs any how, this might get you infected with Coronavirus. Personal items like combs, brushes, make-up kits, ear phones and chargers, should be safely secured because people might use them since you placed it carelessly you can’t tell if it has been used by an infected person or touched by one in your absence.
8. AVOID LONG QUEUES
Long queues which often occurs at ATM centers, banking halls, exam halls must also be avoided, ensure at every instance that you observe the at least 2 meters distance rules while equiped correctly with nose mask, hand gloves and liquid hand sanitizer. After exams while exiting the exam hall keep a 2 meters distance from everybody, same as the ATMs and banking halls especially when you are about to pay your tuition fees or make any deposits.
9. ABSTINENCE IS STILL REQUIRED
Just like HIV/AIDS commercials preach, abstinence is still very much needed to help contain and minimize Coronavirus, since it can spread with body Contact, having s3x with multiple partners will only leave you exposed to Coronavirus, if you must have s3x, just as Dutch authorities suggests, find a s3x buddy, just a single partner and ensure that you two are safely secured every time.
10. S3X FOR MARKS
Last year in Nigeria, various articles and revelation arose about University lecturers who offer s3x to female students, the revelation was spearheaded by BBC but what was never said was that some female students in the same university also offer s3x for marks, whatever that works you, just avoid s3x for marks, of course s3x involves body contact, you can’t be sure if those lectures or offices have not been infected with Coronavirus and thus the infection might be passed on to you. Please thread carefully.
P.S. Hand washing is also a safety precautionary measure you need to practice. Ensure regular hand washing before and after you touch an object or before you eat your meal. Don’t put a dirty hand in your mouth and your eyes. Follow the WHO guidelines on how to curb the disease.
Source: The Infopedia