As unrelenting Covid-19 Omicron variant surges in Pakistan, public health messages are being communicated to help combat the virus. Dean of Aga Khan University (AKU), Dr. Adil Haider, has also shared 4 important tips in a YouTube video to fight against the virus so you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
As per Dawn News, Pakistan has reported more than 3,000 new coronavirus cases today, which marks the first time in nearly four months that the daily infection numbers have exceeded 3,000.
Dr. Adil begins the video by explaining how we assumed we had controlled COVID-19 cases in Pakistan. Now that the Omicron variant has entered Pakistan, the number of COVID-19 cases has increased rapidly.
Following are 4 tips that Dr. Adil suggests that can help lower the numbers:
1 – Start Wearing Your Masks Again
Last year, we wore masks, but we took them off as the cases lowered. We must wear them again to protect ourselves from the virus whenever we step out of our homes.
2 – Shift to Outdoor Settings Again
Social engagements such as weddings and other events are taking place in vast numbers but indoors, which may cause the virus to spread even further. It is best to move outdoors again to help prevent that from happening.
3 – Get Yourself Tested
Dr. Adil encourages everyone to get tested if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, rough throat, or a runny nose. With the changing weather, we assume we have mild flu. The flu may be COVID-19, so we must get tested. Isolate yourself in case you test positive or are awaiting results.
4 – Get Yourself Vaccinated
The most important is to get yourself vaccinated if you haven’t yet. If you are eligible for a booster, you must check if it is time for you to get a shot [after the first 2 shots] or if you belong to an age group instructed to receive a shot by the government.
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People infected with COVID-19 are often witnessed getting an antibody test later to identify if they are safe from the virus or not, given that their body has produced antibodies that will refrain from the virus attacking them again. Dr. Zara Hassan (Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine) and Dr. Adil Haider. ( Dean, Medical College) Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH)..
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