Doctors give recommendations on how to prevent coronavirus

How to protect yourself from COVID-19 and the flu? Currently, the fight against coronavirus can be complicated with the seasonal outbreak of respiratory diseases. Specialists advise to keep observing basic sanitary rules, follow preventive measures and avoid psychological stress. They said that the long-term stress weakens the immune system, making a body more susceptible to infections. This also leads to a decrease in the number of lymphocytes in the blood. These cells that help fight viruses. The less their number, the higher risk to catch respiratory disease.

“We all remember how hard it was to suffer the first wave of the disease in our country. We need to continue observing preventive measures in order to reduce the risk of infection during this period as well as reduce the number of deaths. All citizens should keep wearing masks, maintain social distance of no less than one and a half to two meters and avoid visiting public places,” Yana Livak, infectious disease doctor in City Hospital №15.