News outlets lately have all been focusing on one thing- the Covid-19 (coronavirus as we know it). Day in, day out the figures across the globe fluctuates as new tests show positive results all the while, others are taking their last breath.
Through it all, one thing is clear-the virus to some extent favours the younger generation as many young people who have tested positive for the virus have been sent home to self-isolate and treat themselves.
Below are first-hand account of two Ghanaian patients of the virus living abroad (U.K. & Lativia) who are undergoing treatment in self- isolation. The motive behind sharing their story is to spread calm while placing emphasis on the importance of social distancing.
The patients share tips on medication to use and avoid while treating symptoms; they also share the steps to embark on once you feel symptoms setting in. Some of these tips include
1. When you feel your throat drying up, drink water
2. Have vitamin C in and on you (either chewies or the soluble but the soluble is highly recommended)
3. If you can, get a humidifier with essential oils to help ‘moisturise the atmosphere and help you breathe better
4. Should you have a headache, stick to paracetamol and stay away from Ibuprofen as it worsens the condition(that is if you do have the virus).
It is clear that although Covid-19 is a deadly virus, it is not a death sentence and making the conscious effort to fight it is crucial on our journey to kick this pandemic out. Bare in mind, the protocols for preventing catching the virus remain
1. Wash your hands with soap under running water for at least 20sec.
2. Keep a sanitizer on you at all times; and use it
3. If you have to sneeze or cough, do not do it into you palm. Just dab
4. Do not touch your face
5. Avoid contact with people
6. Stay hydrated and stock up on vitamin c
It is our duty to ourselves to stay safe and healthy at all times and until this virus passes, let us be as hygienic as one can be.
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We have posted screenshots of the respective conversations we had with the patients who happens to be friends with one of our representatives.