Istanbul Okan University Hospital Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology Specialist. Dr. Nail Özgüneş explained what we should pay attention to this summer holiday period.
Process in the coronavirus outbreak; As we all know, it is advancing in our country in favor of our citizens. During the pandemic; case increase rate and mortality rates are accepted criteria all over the world. As a result of the measures taken; reduction of incidence and mortality is an expected situation. The important thing now is that these values approach zero or be zero. To do this, it is necessary to apply the measures in every respect by making some sacrifices. The vast majority of our people have adapted to these measures reported by our Ministry of Health and gained experience. These protection methods are now becoming a habit. Of course, in every society, there will be people who act contradictory. This means our people who seriously comply with the measures and prohibitions, use masks, do not enter crowded environments, pay attention to hand hygiene, and do not go out on the streets unless necessary; It should not affect morale negatively. It should not be forgotten that; high compliance often brings full success. The greatest reward for our people in return is to achieve a near-normal life process.
So how will this summer process pass?
Nowadays, when we approach the summer season; The question of whether we can have a holiday or how and how we can spend it comes to mind. Vacation often means going out of place. Accordingly, firstly, what kind of transportation we will provide is important. No matter what form of transportation; our experience, whether in the form of aircraft cars or with a private car, must coincide with the main measures. Whichever way we go, we will stay away from the people with us to a certain extent. If there is a travel with our family; we can be a little more tolerant in this regard, but we should try to stay as short and as far away as possible to the communities of people we have to be close to outside our family. During our travel related operations; we should touch as few items or objects as possible, finish our operations as soon as possible, move away from that area and wash our hands thoroughly by going to the nearest sink after these processes are over. While traveling with our private vehicle, we should stay away from the people in the accommodation as much as possible. We should be as close as we need, shop as much as needed, and not have much contact.
Pools and seas do not pose any risk in the coronavirus!
If we are going to a holiday region to benefit from the sea; Regardless of the environment we are in, we have to stay away from people, including beaches, at a certain distance (as far as we know, this can be up to two meters). Extraordinarily large seawater cannot be a reservoir for viruses. In this regard, from sea water, even pool waters; it is not possible for the coronavirus to reach people. Essentially such viruses; they are sensitive to excessive moisture and wetness and are not an advantage for them, but rather an advantage for us. In this regard, there is no obstacle for you to benefit from the seas. During our holiday; It is a fact that we will always be more advantageous against this challenging virus if we avoid behaviors that disrupt our health, follow the social distance rule, feed well and take care of ourselves.