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Follow the 3 C-s

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called upon people across the globe to avoid the “Three Cs,

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 July 2020 5:28 AM GMT

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called upon people across the globe to avoid the "Three Cs,

which stands for three settings where the Covid-19 virus spreads more easily. This call of WHO, as has been released through a Facebook message, states that the Three Cs represent – (i) Crowded places, (ii) Close-contact settings, and (iii) Confined and enclosed spaces. These are no rocket science, but very simple instructions which every person can easily follow in order to check the further spread of Covid-19. By "Crowded places" even a primary school student can tell, those are situations or places with many people nearby. Likewise, "Close-contact settings" mean places especially where people have close-range conversations, sitting or standing close to one another. And finally "Confined and enclosed spaces" mean sites with poor ventilation where there is very little or no scope for free air circulation. What WHO has tried to emphasize is that the risk of getting the virus is higher in places where the three factors overlap. That exactly is why WHO has also said that even as restrictions are lifted, every individual must consider where one is going. The message has set out five things that people should do. They are – (i) Avoid crowded places and limit time in enclosed spaces, (ii) Maintain at least one-metre distance from other persons, (iii) When possible, open windows and doors for proper ventilation, (iv) Keep hands clean and cover the mouth and nose particularly when coughing and sneezing, and (v) Wear a mask if requested or if physical distancing is not possible. This WHO message is particularly important for Guwahati city, as the Government of Assam has announced its Unlock 1.0 strategy for Kamrup (Metro) district, which comes into effect from Monday.

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