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Rona and Chill...

... With a glass of apple juice and a netflix show and pretend you don't have school work to do and exams in less than 2 weeks.


Hello loves. Welcome to Quarantine Hour. We have a new virus in our midst and as awesome as no school and sleep til 12 may sound, it's a very real and very dangerous situation,especially for those of us whose immune systems may not be up to scratch.

Now, it's not the time to panic as one is prone to do when they have no information. So, what we're going to do is give you lovely lads and lasses, a rundown on Covid 19 and what you can do to keep yourself, your family and random strangers safe and healthy.


What is Covid 19?


COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.


Symptoms of Covid 19


The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are

  • fever,

  • tiredness,

  • dry cough.

  • Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea.

  • Some patients may be infected and have mild to no symptoms.



How does Covid 19 spread?


People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. This is why it is important to stay more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from a person who is sick.


How to Keep Yourself Safe


You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:


  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

  • Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.

  • Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

  • Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance.


  • Follow the directions of your local health authority.


This might look and feel like a regular flu but it's the flu with a pep in its step. Youth may be on your side, but the fact of the matter is you can spreading it to someone who won't be so lucky. So, let's be responsible. Wash your hands, though why we needed an outbreak for people to know they needed to wash their hands is beyond me. Stay home and keep yourself to yourself.


Be safe out there.


-Mint Tea.



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