A US based Ghanaian nurse and wife of Mr Danny Opoku Antwi (NPP-USA Columbus Chapter Secretary) Mrs Akua Kwakyewaa Antwi, who is a nursing Staff at Laurels of Walden Park, Ohio, USA has chronicled some preventive measures to curb the global pandemic.
Below are the points Mrs Opoku Antwi have outlined:
1. Listen and follow the directions of your state and local authorities.
2. If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work.
3. If your children are sick, keep them at home. Contact your medical provider.
4. If you’re an older person, or have serious underlying health condition, stay home and away from other people.
5. If someone in your household has tested positive, keep the entire household at home.
6. Work or study from home whenever possible.
7. Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
8. Maintain social distance for at least 6 feet
9. Avoid eating or drinking at bars and restaurants. Use pickup or delivery options.
10. Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits.
11. Always practice good hygiene.
a. Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
b. Avoid touching your face.
c. Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
d. Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.
NOTE: EVEN IF YOU ARE YOUNG, OR OTHERWISE HEALTHY, YOU ARE AT RISK AND YOUR ACTIVITIES CAN INCREASE THE RISK FOR OTHERS. IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU DO YOUR PART TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF THE CORONA VIRUS(COVID 19)
By Akua Kwakyewaa Antwi
( Nurse at Laurels of Walden Park, Ohio, USA)