When Defence Is the Best form of Attack!
With the exponential rise and deadly contagion sweep of COVID-19 cases all across the globe, mankind appears to be stranded in this onslaught. Fighting for survival is the innate streak of human character and humanity is trying to fight back. But this fight is against an invisible enemy- a virus that can strike us from anywhere. Warriors have known the adage- “Attack is the best form of defence.” But in this case whom do we attack and how? So, governments the world over have devised a new strategy- “Defence is the best form of Attack.” It is prime that we as individuals heed to this advice and follow the defensive approach.
Awareness and precautionary measures are the weapons that would help us break the chain of the disease spreading exponentially. In order to care for affected individuals while taking steps to limit person-to-person contact and minimize blowout within our communities and children, we are sharing this fresh advisory. FIITJEE Global School is sensitive to the health & safety of parents, children, teachers, elderly and the communities that we serve.
Information about COVID-19
COVID-19 is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person contact and especially amid people in close contact with one another. The virus is understood to spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms of COVID-19 infection include fever, cough and difficulty in breathing. Doctors and health care providers can give you directives for seeking respite & care, including options for testing, while minimizing the risk of infecting others.
Worldwide, new cases of COVID-19 are being reported on a daily basis and over 2 million persons are affected by this disease as on date. India has declared its second lockdown on 14th April and extended its Healthcare emergency to an overall 40 days. However, the some risk of being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low for the majority of people with high immunity, but this does not entail that they shall never get infected. Most countries are following established infection prevention protocols and are prepared to care for victims.
How to protect yourself
You can protect yourself from COVID-19 infection the same ways you protect against the common cold or seasonal flu.
- Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds.
- Before eating
- When your hands are visibly soiled
- After you have used the restroom, been in public or blown your nose, coughed or sneezed
- Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol, if soap and water aren’t available.
- Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue and throw your used tissues in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Wear a face mask, only if you are sick or are caring for someone who is sick.
- Put some distance between yourself and others, especially if:
- Someone near you is sick
- You are at a higher risk of serious illness
- COVID-19 is spreading in your communities
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
What are the Symptoms to monitor?
- Headaches and Body aches,
- Trouble in breathing
Stay informed, Stay Indoors
With the continued closure of all schools & colleges as an ongoing preventive measure vide the renewed directives of the Central & State Governments it is mandatory that children must continue to stay indoors. Another important point is to avoid rumour mongering and fake news. Correct information about the disease and its mitigation can be ascertained from WHO website and from reliable government sources.
To enliven children’s lives during these trying times & ongoing confinement period, FIITJEE Global School is happy to keep children creatively engaged. It has launched a platform to showcase their inborn talents by participating in ALLROUNDERS contest. It is a Talent Hunt Contest and winners can win exciting prizes, including a trip to NASA or Disneyland. To participate in the contest kindly send an SMS with text ALLROUNDERS to 880088 4167. At this juncture some earlier student participants have already won gift hampers & Cash rewards. V Raju, Malathi and Sarvanan are the top three winners in the previous participation pool.