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Published on 03/01/2023

People were isolated in their homes, told to keep their distance from others, and required to wash their hands frequently. Nobody predicted that the Covid-19 pandemic would extend more than two years.

Although restrictions appear to be loosening, the coronavirus continues to spread. The COVID-19 infections have resurfaced in various countries, especially China, which witnessed over a million cases in December 2022 and the situation has gone out of control.

The current prevalent variant in India is Omicron AB5, a mutation of the Omicron variant. China has recorded a new surge in coronavirus cases which is a new mutation of the Omicron variant BF.7. Compared to other Covid forms, it is known to be more contagious and severe.

The Omicron BF.7 variant symptoms are:

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Many of us now wonder, "Will COVID cases rise again in 2023?" We all are excited to jump into 2023, but not with COVID again! We need to take steps to protect ourselves, such as taking COVID-19 doses and the booster dose. To stop the spread of coronavirus it is critical to adhere to all COVID safety precautions.

The Omicron BF.7 precautions include:

Wear a mask

A mask can aid to restrict infections due to respiratory droplets from one person to another.

Practice social distancing

To limit the risk of virus exposure, keep at least 6 feet away from people and avoid crowded places.

Wash your hands frequently

After touching objects or interacting with others, hands should be cleaned with soap and water.

Avoid touching your face

The mouth, nose and eyes are all points where a virus enters the body. Don't touch your face to lower the risk of infection.

Use hand sanitizer

Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to help get rid of the virus on your hands if there isn't soap and water around.

Stay home if you are sick

To prevent transmitting the virus to others, it's necessary that you stay at home if you're feeling unwell.

Get vaccinated

Vaccines can shield individuals from COVID-19 and halt the virus's transmission.

Disinfect and clean frequently touched surfaces

Clean and sanitize regularly touched areas, such as countertops, doorknobs, and phones, to lower the chance of transmission.

Follow guidelines from public health agencies

Keep up to date on the latest public health recommendations and guidelines, and follow them to lower the risk of becoming ill.

Get medical help if you experience severe symptoms

Seek emergency medical attention if you experience any significant symptoms, such as sore throat, runny nose. fever, cough with or without phlegm, breathing problems, headache, muscle pain and body aches, hoarse voice and change of sense of smell.

We all can stop the coronavirus from spreading and protect ourselves and others by following these above-mentioned tips. With crossed fingers, let's hope that COVID-19 will no longer be considered a worldwide health emergency by this point next year.

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