Just when we thought the pandemic air was diminishing, the cases are once again on the rise. It is uncertain how the pandemic is going to turn out with the change in season. Thus, it is wise to take precautions and be prepared now than being sorry later.
Living in a residential society means meeting with other individuals and coming in contact with common surfaces every day. The need of the hour is to make a conscious decision to stay at home or limit outdoor visits, maintain personal hygiene etiquettes, and adhere to the COVID-19 safety guidelines set by RWAs, health organisations and the government.
Dr Jagadeesh Kumar P, Consultant Pulmonology, Apollo Hospitals, Seshadripuram, says, “Covid Appropriate Behaviour, as we call it, should be religiously followed. While the vaccine is here and is accessible to the public, maintaining the COVID-19 safety regime is of utmost importance. There is a chance of contracting the disease even after the vaccination. It is compulsory to continue wearing a mask and follow other self-hygiene practices while at public places.”
One must also take the responsibility to educate others in a housing society and make them aware of the various safety steps to be followed at an individual level.
Unlike last year, COVID-19 may not be so prevalent this year, but the fact that it is still hovering over us is enough to take necessary precautions. So, it is not yet time to let your guards down!