2020 was filled with lots of expectations, as we were prepared to begin the year in a grand style.
Little did we know that it decided to take another dimension that left nations and the world at large in disarray.
So many people lost their means of livelihood, loved ones and life in general as a result of the Pandemic.
Yet here we are, preparing to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, it’s only by his grace.
As Christmas is around the corner, and the buzz is on about shopping, gifting, and celebration, let’s not forget that the pandemic is still on, and their are certain measures to take in other to avoid endangering your life and that of your household this festive period.
Wash your hands properly and often, maintain social distance, cover coughs, sneezes and sanitize your hands immediately. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth and wear a face covering mask when at the shopping mall or in busy places.
Try to avoid places where you cannot keep 2 meter’s apart from other people. If you are in a public place where it is difficult to keep distance, wear a face covering mask or leave the place if the activity is not worth it.
Make sure your house is well ventilated. If there is no fresh air to move the virus away, it will stay in the air or the surfaces. Always Mop your house/dust daily and disinfect regularly.
Make provision for visitors to wash their hands at the entrance of your house before they step in, prohibit those without face masks from coming in or better still, provide face masks for your visitors if you can.
It takes up to 14 days for symptoms of COVID-19 to show, so reduce the number of people you meet with this festive period.
Know the whereabouts of your children, the fun of Christmas includes visiting different families and relations for fulfilled celebration but 2020 Yuletide celebration is coming with a different pattern, restrict their outing and always go out with them if necessary.
Young children are more likely to have poorer hygiene and often struggle to obey social distancing rules. They are children and know little or nothing about hygiene.
Again, let’s cultivate the spirit of Prayer and Thanksgiving, a lot has happened but being alive is worth celebrating.
Observing the routine of proper eating, it will help you in fighting the virus, eat healthy, take more fruits and make sure you are always hydrated.
Any food you consume after 8 P.M. is harmful to your system, eat early and allow digesting before you lie down. Avoid too much red meat and consume more of white meat. Exercise is not left out.
Lastly, do you know people who smile always live longer, look younger and are healthier than their counter part who do not, so why not make smiling a habit this festive period?
As we set to welcome the Emmanuel of our time, the Glorious among all, may we always remember that COVID-19 spreads in droplets that enter the air, on surfaces, when we breath out heavily, talk loudly, sing or when an infected person sneezes or coughs.
Remember, health is wealth and he who survives this year, will have story to tell next year.