The COVID-19 pandemic is caused by a coronavirus similar to the one which causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). It is estimated that at least one-fifth of the world’s population is currently under quarantine or lockdown due to COVID-19. This number will continue to grow as the number of infections increases. Several countries have also imposed curfews as a measure to promote social distancing and prevent the spread of the disease. People at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 are those with pre-existing medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and cardiac disease. Medihelp encourages all members to continue practising social distancing and good hygiene. Please stay at home as far as possible, in the interest of your health and the health of others. Here is more information:
Looking after your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
Long stretches of isolation can take a toll on people’s mental health. It is therefore important to take care of your emotional well-being during this time.