COVID-19 pandemic in global health

In December 2019, a novel coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2 has resulted in the outbreak of a respiratory illness known as COVID-19 which has created a Global Health crisis that has had a deep impact on the way we perceive our everyday life and our surroundings. It originated from the Wuhan City of China and now it has spread throughout the world which resulted in total of 5,000,630 cases worldwide with number of deaths totaling to 325,156, total number of recovered patients includes 1,970,979. The increase in the rate of contagion and patterns of transmission threatens our existence and daily life on a large scale. The vaccine or the cure to this disease is still under process which means we are left with only precautionary measures to be taken to keep our self and our families safe, this makes the whole situation more scarier and stressful but we need to keep in mind that with the right precautionary measures and keeping our immune strong we can definitely fight and overcome the COVID-19 pandemic in global health, there is a very famous saying “Prevention is better than cure” which means it’s easier to stop something happening in the first place than to repair the damage after it has happened.

How do people get infected?

The virus can spread from infected animals but human-to-human transmission is also possible. It spreads like any other respiratory disease, through contaminated air-droplets that come out of the mouth of infected persons when talking, coughing or sneezing. The virus can survive in the environment from a few hours to a few days (depending on surfaces and environmental conditions) and touching affected surfaces and then the mouth or nose is thought to be the way of transmission. The virus is killed in the environment with alcohol-based solutions

Few of the precautionary measures we need to take to fight the Coronavirus include:

1.  Stay home- in almost all the countries lockdown has been imposed which askes its residents to stay home- stay safe, do not leave your home until it is really urgent like buying groceries, medicines, child food or to visit the doctor in serious cases.

2.     Wash/sanitize your hands regularly and thoroughly with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water

3.     Avoid crowded places

4.     Maintain a social distance of at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and others whenever you are out.

5.     Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth

6.     Cover your nose and mouth while coughing or sneezing with a tissue or you bent elbow

7.     If you feeling unwell don’t take it lightly, in case of a fever, cough or difficulty in breathing seek medical attention immediately.

8.     Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority, the situation is unpredictable so check regularly for the latest news.

 

9.     Work from home if possible and your job allows so

COVID-19 Pandemic in Uk

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic spread to the United Kingdom in late January 2020. By 19 May there had been 248,818 confirmed cases and 35,341 deaths overall. More than 90% of those dying had underlying illnesses or were over 60 years old. The infection rate is higher in care homes than in the community, which is inflating the overall infection rate. There is large regional variation in the outbreak’s severity. London has the highest number of infections while North East England has the highest infection rate.

On 5 May, the UK death toll became the highest in Europe and second highest in the world

On 10 May, Prime Minister Johnson asked those who could not work from home to go to work, although avoiding public transport if possible; and encouraged the taking of outdoor exercise. In his address he changed the ‘Stay at Home’ slogan to ‘Stay Alert’.

How is Call4Free adapting to the pandemic?

We have made arrangements for all our employees to work from home, so that we can provide round the clock service to our customers, our customer service numbers are active throughout the week from 9am to 6pm to assist the queries or trouble shoot any issue faced by our customers. Our multi lingual customer service agents not only try to resolve your service related issues, but we have been receiving calls related to different aspects and we are always ready to listen, these times can be distressing but we are here to always listen to you. Often times a kind word from someone is enough to make us gain the lost strength in us.

We have adapted to a lot of changes in our business to meet our customer requirements and to be of help in this time of world crisis. We are working round the clock to facilitate our customers to stay physically distant but socially connected, because we believe that staying at home, maintaining a physical distance and being on lockdown doesn’t necessarily mean that you cut off from your loved ones, they are just a phone call away. With the current situation where the whole world is on lockdown we are constantly worried on what’s happening around the world we all have loved ones who stay in different parts of the world, we are always juggling through news channels and news reports to know what’s happening so why not just call them and ask how they are doing, one phone call from a lost friend can mean the world to a person in distress in this moment. With everyone staying at home we have a lot of time in our hands to make a call to our friends and family which otherwise seems impossible with our daily schedule, so make use of this opportunity and just grab the phone and make a call.

At Call4Free we are trying our best to come up with offers which will best suit your requirements which will then connect you to your loved ones and lost friends. If you have a landline just look for our free access numbers in our website, if you do not have a landline check for our mobile offers and the bonus offer on top-up.

The current world situation can be distressing but we need to stay calm and take care of ourselves and our family, follow the precautionary measures and stay alert at all times. Let’s hope that this pandemic will end soon and we will get relief from the COVID-19 very soon.

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