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Fighting COVID-19: A swine flu survivor's tips

By K Baburaj
April 20, 2020 13:10 IST
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We asked you, dear readers to share tips, suggestions and stories of how you are preventing coronavirus.
reader K Baburaj, 45 from Hyderbad shares some important lessons he learned from surviving swine flu.

IMAGE: A man wears a mask while walking past a coronavirus graffiti painted on a wall to create awareness during lockdown in Mumbai. Photograph: ANI Photo

I was a victim of swine flu in November 2018.

I was admitted and treated at Sunshine Hospital in Secunderabad by Dr Haricharan and team.

Based on my own experience, I feel COVID-19 may be less dangerous than H1N1.

Step out of your home only if absolutely necessary.

Whether you are infected or not, wear a mask when you step out.

Do not crowd in one place. Practice distancing.

Use of mask is made mandatory to make sure infected person/s do not spread the infection. I used a mask for 30 days even after I recovered and was in self isolation at home.

Consume protein-rich food to build your immunity.

To fight COVID-19, it is important to wash hands, every time we step out, come in or touch anything that comes from outside.

Don't panic. Follow guidelines and stay safe.

Most important of all, if you have any signs or symptoms of flu or fever, seek medical help and self isolate yourself.

How are you dealing with the lockdown and keeping the virus away?

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Write in to us at (Subject: Keeping COVID-19 Away) along with your NAME, AGE and LOCATION.

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