New advisory - If I get Corona

If I the have Coronavirus, I stay home till I am fine - says the newest document from the French authority, published recently. It gives a series of other tips, we will go through now.

Gererally we should be fine after a few days of rest, or if necessary, with some medicine against the fever. But what precaution one should take while recovering?

I keep an eye on my state of health

  1. I record my temperature twice a day
  2. I can take paracetamol to feel better, one gram at a time and not more 3 grams in 24 hours
  3. I should not take anti-inflammatory medicine without consulting a doctor.
  4. If I am currently under treatment, I do not stop my treatment. If I have a doubt, I call my doctor.
  5. I will not take any other medicine without consulting my doctor or to a pharmacist.
  6. I stay in touch with my closed ones, I give them my news regularly.
  7. If I have a doubt on how my disease is evolving, I contact my doctor. 
  8. If I have breathing difficulties, I call 15 or 114 immediately.

At home, I protect people who are around me

  1. I avoid contact with people who are living with me. I do not touch them.
  2. I keep a distance of 1 meter with them, and limit my interaction with them within 15 minutes.
  3. I do not receive anyone in my house other than health professionals
  4. If possible, I isolate myself in a separate room and keep the dor closed.
  5. I don't share my bed with anyone and I take my food alone in my room.
  6. I wash my hand with water and soap very regularly and after than I use a towel to dry my hands.
  7. I don't touch my eyes, my nose, my mouth and my face as much as possible.
  8. If I am sneezing or coughing, I use a use and throw tissue paper.
  9. I clean my toilet and bathroom after using them with javel or another disinfectant.
  10. I don't share my stuffs with others : my phone, my towel, my plates, my spoons, my savon, etc.

I clean my residence regularly

  1. I open the window of my room for atleast 10 minutes, several times a day.
  2. I disinfect whatever I touch: door knob, bathroom furnitures, and everything else. Always with javel and then with water.
  3. I clean my plates and spoons separately and then make them dry, or clean them in the washing machine with 60° temperature.
  4. All my clothes, my bedcovers, towels etc I wash with 60° temperature or more, and for atleast 30 minutes. I put them in the washing machine without shaking them.
  5. I don't use a vacuum cleaner, and use only those things which do not give dust, like a sponge or mops.
  6. After cleaning anything, I wash my hand with soap and water and dry them up.

I am careful about my waste to avoid contamination

  1. I use an opaque waste pastic bag, of not more than 30 liters, which I keep in my room.
  2. I keep my waste plastic bag closed.
  3. I use this only to throw my masques, my used tissue papers, or similar objects. I don't mix this with regular house waste material.
  4. Once it is close to full, I close this properly and put it inside a second waste plastic bag, and close that properly as well.
  5. I do not touch this bag anymore for 24 hours. After that time, I throw them with other waste products, and do not mix with recyclable materials.
  6. I use this method, till my respiratory problem is over.

For my everyday life

  1. If I am alone, I ask my friends, neigubours and family to buy me my vegetables and medicines if I cannot get them delivered in my house. I do my best to avoid contact with them.
  2. If someone helps me in my daily life, that person will have to wash his/her hands very frequently.

That's it. Telephone number to dial if we have more questions about Coronavirus - 0800 130 000.

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Author : Sourav Choudhury

Sourav Choudhury is a social entrepreneur living in France since 2003 and working for the cause of Indian community of France, since 2007. He is founder of multiple projects: the largest social network of the Indian community of France, a French language school for english speaking expatriates, this website, and few other projects.