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How Are You Affected by the Coronavirus

The Corona Virus has stalled our normal day-day routine. The different opinions of this virus has enlightened people to practice hygiene

Corona Virus a Pandemic

I have read and heard a lot about the Corona Virus but every individual has a different view of the virus.

It is a pandemic and has made our lives unpredictable, ever since it came alive. However, to protect yourself, you need to be cautious and isolate yourself from the rest of the world.

What steps are you taking to prevent you and your family from this virus?

You can reduce the virus infection by staying at home. Avoid close contact with anyone because you have no idea if that person has the virus.

In other words, you do not have a normal social life.

People who have underlying health issues such as diabetes, asthma, or other chest problems should take extra care of themselves. Severe chronic illnesses can worsen the symptoms of the Corona virus. Your hands must be washed thoroughly at all times.

Our hands hold the germs enormously and this is no good sign to ignore the extensive washing and be prepared for the worst.

All used tissues must be thrown in the trash to avoid the unnecessary spread of the gems. Disinfect your home with alcohol to avoid germs from spreading around the home.

Do you know what to do if your family member is ill with COVID-19?

It is important to stay at home if you think you are not well and have the symptoms of the Corona Virus. In adults, you need to immediately get yourself to the emergency room for tests and treatment.

Do not ignore the symptoms!

  • The first symptom is difficulty in breathing and fever.
  • You will notice that your chest will be sore and feel pressured with continuous pain.
  • Your face will appear to look bluish and your lips the same.
  • The moment you know something is not right with your body, get medical help.
  • Do not share utilities and be alert with whom you mingle with
  • People are using masks and gloves to protect themselves.
  • It is something I never thought I would be doing, but this is what the world has become and most are scared.
  • Certain age groups are at higher risk the best is to isolate yourself from everyone.
  • Social media is there for you to communicate with friends and families.
  • Never stop practising hygiene skills this can prevent you from the Corona Virus,
  • Avoid contact with anyone you suspect has a cold or flu.
  • The outbreak must be taken seriously and protect yourself from the outside world.

Are you at a higher risk?

Shopping is a nightmare and being able to have that normal lifestyle has become motionless.

Will this Virus subside in warmer temperatures?

It could be seasonal or just as the cold and flu that you have been affected annually. Such questions are still not answered and unknown.

At the moment Croatia has increased in the cases of Corona Virus and this is the worst hit for the world as it is for this tourist country.

People are insecure and stocked up on food and for their basic supplies.

In my case, I do not feel threatened by the Corona Virus. I have no idea when this will end and have to be home irrespective of my plans. Travel plans are cancelled, no business this season and just think of those who are in debt.

How will these people live through the crisis?

They have planned in advance for a new car and bought that car and got themselves in debt depending on their jobs which most are now unstable. Living in a tourist country has made our lives harder and nothing can be done about it. Expect to take the necessary precautions to avoid infections.

The Dubrovnik airport is open but with limited staff.

The small community I live in has none of that and who knows exactly when a new case will pop up. No gatherings are allowed, all bars are closed, including hotels, and restaurants and streets are deserted.

Stores are open and you have to stand two to four meters away from shoppers, or whoever you come in contact with while in public places. Every individual is affected by this life and its changes.

Symptoms of the Corona Virus are more severe than a cold and the flu. I live in the countryside and away from people and I am isolated, but at this time I have no choice.

I avoid all public places and have been doing this for a few weeks to protect myself. Some people can work from home, but not everyone can follow through with this. The whole idea is to practice good hygiene.

Those who lack water and are not knowledgeable about the Corona Virus will face serious consequences.

The Virus mutates in you before symptoms are shown so it is a risk to everyone else you are in contact with during that period.

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The Corona Virus has changed lives and made normal day-day routines unhappy, and insecure, making people feel negative or depressed. This is a difficult time for the world. I hope something changes soon.

It is fine to take a walk in the park, but distance yourself from other people. To prevent you from the virus avoid touching your face, and other parts of you with your unwashed hands.

How are you affected by the Corona Virus?

Have you changed your routine?

Have you affected your social life?

Are you emotionally affected?

What is the most difficult thing you had to endure?

Are you practising hygiene skills?

Are you petrified of this pandemic?

Worse than your worst cold or flu and not all symptoms are experienced.

Practice proper hygiene


Corona Virus is a greater health challenge

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Devika Primić


Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on August 25, 2020:

Hi Peggy it is a nightmare if one is affected and trying to keep social distancing is not the same for everyone I had a few tourists at my business place. No handshakes and kept my distance. I do not want to mingle with any one and it has become part of our daily life. Sadly, it is increasing in Croatia from the many tourists.Thank you

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 25, 2020:

My husband and I try to consolidate our shopping trips to make them as few as possible. We shop during senior hours and have used curbside pickup. Occasionally we will go to a regular grocery store but always wear our masks. We clean and wash our hands frequently.

Mostly we stay at home. The pandemic is far from being under control in the U.S. We miss being able to get together with friends and neighbors. At least we can speak to our neighbors when we are outside, staying socially distant, of course.

I pray for all the people who have lost loved ones. A neighbor of ours died of Covid-19, leaving behind her husband and three teenaged children. I just heard from my niece that her daughter and son-in-law have COVID. Sadly, this is far from over!

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on August 14, 2020:

Hi Linda in Croatia it is fine to go out, but wearing masks is compulsory when shopping. I avoid going shopping not comfortable wearing a mask. Take care. Thank you

Linda Rogers from Minnesota on August 13, 2020:

Hi Devika-My twin sister and I are high risk, so we are just using common sense and taking necessary precautions. I still do most of the things I've always done but wear a mask when I go out to shop. Hope you are staying safe and healthy.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on June 24, 2020:

Denise McGill I know it is a sad part of it to not see family and celebrate these days. I had my birthday and had two friends at my place to celebrate with and it turned out great. We have a second wave a never end to this virus. Thank you

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on June 23, 2020:

For us this is day 102 of shelter in place and still it looks bad here in Central California. My husband and I intend to stay home as long as it takes. The sad thing is that we are missing out on family birthdays and celebrations that would have happened this year if it weren't for coronavirus.



Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on May 28, 2020:

Adrienne Farricelli I am fine either way I live in the most southern part of Croatia in a small village. It is in a remote area and isolation didn't affect me as much as I am used to this lifestyle. Thank you

Adrienne Farricelli on May 27, 2020:

I am getting tired of this pandemic. I have been waiting all year to enjoy the summer and go on some family trips, yet here we are still dealing with this pandemic. I was really hoping warmer weather would let the virus die, but it seems not. Things seem better now, but virologists anticipate a second wave. I am sure everybody feels the same about it.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 05, 2020:

Hi Eric so good to hear from you hope you are well and keeping safe thank you for stopping by

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on April 05, 2020:

Good article Devika, stay safe.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 03, 2020:

Nithya Venkat thank you and keeping safe is the only option don't know how it is where you are hope all is well there. Off-course praying is our first option. Thank you

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on April 03, 2020:

These are tough times, but we will have to pull through, hoping for the best and praying. You have shared useful and vital information here. Keep safe, and take care, Devika.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 30, 2020:

Adrienne Farricelli it is a nightmare in Italy and I hope your elderly parents are keeping safe. This pandemic has caused many changes and most people are feeling down due to so much negativity. Thank you for stopping by

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 30, 2020:

Rajan Singh Jolly good to hear that and hope you are are taking the necessary precautions.Thank you

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 30, 2020:

Hi Paula you are one of my best supporters on Hubpages. I am too not affected as much I am often home just the shopping is a bit not normal but I have to deal with the consequences. I do not mind being home I live in a remote area so no contact with anyone except husband and son. Take and keep safe. Thank you.

Suzie from Carson City on March 29, 2020:

Devika…..No doubt, this entire situation is fairly difficult to deal with, but deal with it, we must. IMO, it's a matter of remaining calm, taking one day at a time and assuming our part of the responsibilities.

Because for several years, since my retirement, my daily life has been quiet, simple & flexible, I've not felt a seriously huge change nor been inconvenienced to any degree.

Certainly, we all miss social interaction, especially with our family. Fortunately, we are able to at least keep in touch via various means & this is comforting.

Here's to our successful survival through all of this, Devika and to the time when we can return to normalcy! Wishing you & yours the very best, Paula

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 29, 2020:

It is indeed a difficult period in our lives which have been completely changed due to it. Hope providence provides us relief from this at the earliest and we are back to living our normal lives.

Adrienne Farricelli on March 28, 2020:

This pandemic sure has a great impact on our lives in many ways. Some mornings I wake up and hope it's all a bad dream, but the news streaming 24/7 covering the topic though is a rude wake-up call. My main concern are my elderly parents who live in Italy. Let's hope that our efforts in staying home produces significant improvement and that this all ends soon.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 25, 2020:

Hi Oscar Jones so true i made my own mask from cotton material better to take the necessary precautions and be safe thank you for sharing your feedback here.

Oscar Jones from Monroeville, Alabama on March 24, 2020:

I just think that we could have mask making groups, like Betsy Ross did to make flags.. masks cant be that hard to make something that will stop most of the basic sneezing and other shared germ sources. better something than nothing!

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 24, 2020:

Hi Liz everyone is affected in some way or the same way. Staying home is an option to avoid the spread of the virus. I live in a small community and the cases are rising rapidly. Thank you for feedback

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 24, 2020:

Hi Dora thanks for checking in the earthquake is in the capital Zagreb, and is awful! I am not affected by it. Thank you for your concern.

Liz Westwood from UK on March 24, 2020:

The UK is in lock down, forcing people to take this virus seriously and stay at home as much as possible.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 24, 2020:

Hi Devika, just checking to see if you were affected by the earthquake. I pray that you and your family are doing well.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 23, 2020:

Hi Denise it is strange and not being able to visit family members is another fear.Thank you

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on March 22, 2020:

I think worse yet is the fear. I can feel it in the air. It is all around us. Everyone is afraid. I have decided to stay positive and call family to see how they are regularly. It is a very strange time but we will get through it.



Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 22, 2020:

MG Singh ''Lastly pray to lord Krishna, for as the lord says " not a leaf moves without my will". this is so true and I do believe that prayers help. Stay safe and continue doing what makes you stay home.Thank you

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 22, 2020:

Rajan Singh Jolly that is true about the world being affected and not having a normal routine however, it has become a pandemic that I did n't think would go this far. I appreciate your feedback.Thank you.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 22, 2020:

FlourishAnyway thank you very much for filling me in on your side of things stay home and relax for sure no need to be nervous or stress out on what is going on it will pass. I appreciate your time to comment.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 22, 2020:

Ruby Jean Richert it is important to learn from each and to follow advice to stay home to prevent this virus from spreading to others. Thank you

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 22, 2020:

Linda Crampton thank you and yours too

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 22, 2020:

Bill Holland Thank you for comments I am home and would not risk my health go to the stores or visit a friend. I appreciate you stopping by.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 22, 2020:

Pamela Oglesby thank you and the best is to follow the advice and stay home. I appreciate your feedback.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 22, 2020:

Hi Chitrangada Sharan it is most difficult to at this time to live a normal life as I am staying home, going on my walks and back home no contact with anyone outside my family members. Thank you for the positive feedback I appreciate your time to stop by.

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 22, 2020:

Raymond Philippe I feel safe however, there are those who do not pay attention to stay indoors. I hope your friend recovers soon. It is difficult to cope with someone close to you in such situations. Thus far in the remote villages it is quiet about the virus and through recent events who knows if people are affected until symptoms show up.Thank you

Devika Primić (author) from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 22, 2020:

manatita44 I am home for week and would be this way for a while and hope that it clears up. In Croatia the virus has risen and knowing that a few stores are still open it is hard to cope with the people just walking around and trying to treat this situations as normal. This is not normal and needs to be taken seriously. Thank you for such an interesting feedback from your side of it. Take care and stay indoors.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on March 22, 2020:

The virus? I have taken it in my stride. I have my house to meander about and I paint and write. Getting my third novel ready. Not forgetting compiling my old articles into book to publish. Lastly pray to lord Krishna, for as the lord says " not a leaf moves without my will". Thank you

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 22, 2020:

Life routine, ever since the Coronavirus surfaced all over the globe has no doubt changed for everyone, I believe. And we have to follow all the guidelines handed out by those in the know if we need to come out least harmed in this fight.

Thanks for sharing useful tips and also cautioning us to be extra careful at this time. Stay safe!

FlourishAnyway from USA on March 21, 2020:

I invest heavily in the stock market so I watch the wild fluctuations all day Mondays through Fridays but do not get overly nervous about it so much as the health aspect. I’ve seen it as an opportunity to buy some very stable consumer and pharmaceutical companies at deep deep discounts. It does stress me out trying to calm nervous relatives, however, about the market. I also have a cancer cat that will need to be euthanized at some point in the near future, and we worry about whether to do it now before he/we are ready or instead risk not having access to a vet if my area goes on lockdown. On the positive side, I’m getting in excellent quality family time, nap time, and chill time with my 6 cats. Be safe and well! Tourism will come back after this is over.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 21, 2020:

Thanks for sharing good, solid info. We must go on with our life but stay away from crowds. Hand washing is a must. Stay healthy....

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on March 21, 2020:

You've shared some good advice, Devika. I hope you and your family stay healthy at this time.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 21, 2020:

We are fine here following the social distancing rules, doing a lot of house cleaning and cleaning up the yard for gardening. All is well. Take care of you!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 21, 2020:

Frotunately no one in our family have this viurs but we are taking the necessary precautions. Thank you for this article as it lists all the possible precautions.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 21, 2020:

Hi Devika!

You have covered the present state of Worldwide crisis, quite well. Prayers and precautions are the only way to deal with this, in my opinion. The situation is almost the same everywhere. Everyone must follow the advice by the medical professionals and the respective governments. I am sure, things will improve in the coming days. The worst is over. I hope and pray, it has.

Let’s all pray for the well-being of everyone, around the World.

Thanks for sharing this well written article.

Raymond Philippe from The Netherlands on March 21, 2020:

Hi Devika, I'm glad to hear you are safe. These are trying times. Like you, we are lucky to live in a rural area so I can still go outside for a stroll. Our son lives in Manchester, England and we worry about the situation there. I guess worrying is part of the parcel of being a parent.

The province where I live has been hit hardest in the Netherlands. Possibly celebrating Carnival contributed to that. A friend of ours is in a hospital in Eindhoven suffering from the virus. We think about him and pray for him every day.

Hubbers, keep your distance, wash your hands, be kind and stay safe.

manatita44 from london on March 21, 2020:

You have covered it thoroughly and I commend you for this. Personally, God's Grace, I am still fine. At home a lot! I want to respond to the call to return to work as I am an RN, RMN with advanced skills, but I'm 68 and feeling fatigued after so many years.

Food is a problem from the chain stores. My main one is not too far and I can still manage to carry things home (When they're available).

Restaurants and dining out places are either closed or take away. All my major poetry outlets are closed. Trains are limited and the vibrations are gloomy when travelling.

Socially, financially, spiritually ... I'm affected as most of our Centres and services internationally are shut down. My pension will be too, but I have not had a look.

I feel well, recognise the necessity for precautions at these trying times and will encourage humans to listen to their various governments ... to pull together. We have supportive community networks on my street.

I'm not afraid as yet and my faith in the Supreme remains unshakable. I feel that whatever happens in Divine Providence happens for the best and is ultimately fruitful of good and Light.

Extremely necessary and informative Hub.

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