Coronavirus disease ( COVID-19) has taken the entire world by storm. We know we know, you already have an influx of information on that. With the temporary closure of theatres, gyms in Punjab ( malls and restaurants are still operational ) people are bound to get bored. There’s only so much work we can get done from home while we binge-watch Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar. So sooner or later we’d be itching to head out for that precious Gedhi that we once took for granted. Now we would first suggest head out only when it’s important but if you really really want to go out for a Gedhi, here’s your guide to a safe Gedhi during Coronavirus.
Before we state the points we would like to highlight:
What is Coronavirus? Why is it called a Pandemic?
Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some cause disease. A newly identified type has caused a recent outbreak of respiratory illness now called COVID-19 that started in China. It appears that symptoms are showing up in people within 14 days of exposure to the virus and the symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
It has spread to approximately 140 countries including India prompting the WHO to declare the disease as a global pandemic which means the disease is prevalent over almost the world.
Current Scenario in India
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases in India has touched 132, with Odisha reporting its first case yesterday. If we don’t take preventive measures now, the situation will worsen and how!
Your Guide to a Safe Gedhi
- At the risk of sounding contradictory, limit your Gedhis.
- Carry water with you, as it’s important to keep your throat wet and stay hydrated.
- Carry a hand sanitizer. Though we are sanitizing our hands before we set out to drive it is important to sanitize the steering, gear stick, music system, and the control panels.
- Gedhi is incomplete without music. Period. Sanitize your phones and ensure that only the device owner operates the phone connected to the music system. Do not touch each other’s phones.
- It’s obvious that you’d be tempted to but avoid eating out while on Gedhi. As much as restaurants and eateries are trying to maintain hygiene, one can’t be careful enough.
- Don’t make any impromptu Gedhi plans. Call your friends in advance ( esp the ones who have recently returned from Corona affected countries)and check with them if they are feeling fine before stepping out to pick them up.
- When you finally do meet your friends, don’t shake hands or hug. Try fist-bumping for the next few weeks.
- Last but not the least, don’t share food or cigarettes with anyone.
In case we have missed out on any safety measure, do let us know in the comment section below.
We sincerely request everyone to stay put and participate in social distancing for the time being. A little isolation will take us towards better health!