How to reduce Covid-19 spread risk during Christmas and New Year 2023 parties – Economic Times

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With COVID-19 infections again showing a surge in some countries, it is crucial to take precautions this festive season. Social gatherings will increase as Christmas 2022 and New Year’s 2023 approach. With the Christmas season approaching, it is critical to protect yourself and others against coronavirus. This involves wearing a mask, exercising social distancing, and often washing our hands according to public health agency rules. Here are some basic actions that should be done to keep COVID at bay:

To limit the chance of viral infection, practise social distancing by staying at least 6 feet apart from people and avoiding crowded settings.

Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, especially after touching surfaces or interacting with others.

Wearing a mask can help reduce the transmission of COVID by obstructing respiratory droplets that may contain the virus.

The virus can enter your body through your eyes, nose, and mouth. To limit the risk of infection, avoid touching your face.

If you don’t have soap and water available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser to help eliminate the virus on your hands.

If you feel unwell, you must stay home to avoid spreading the illness to others.
Seek medical treatment if you have severe symptoms: Seek medical assistance immediately if you have severe symptoms such as trouble breathing, persistent discomfort or pressure in the chest, new disorientation, inability to wake or stay awake, or blue lips or face.

We can all help reduce the virus’s spread and protect ourselves and others by following these tips.


How long are you infectious after contracting COVID-19?

People with moderate or severe COVID-19 should isolate themselves for at least 10 days. Those with severe COVID-19 may stay infectious for more than 10 days and require isolation for up to 20 days.

Is it possible to test negative for COVID and still be contagious?

Even if you do not have symptoms, you can have COVID-19 and transfer it to others. Even if you are sick, your COVID-19 test may come out negative.

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