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Tapatíos set an example; are kept at home before coronavirus


The period from Friday 20 to Tuesday 24 March is a critical stage of high risk of COVID-19 contagion

Faced with the call of the University of Guadalajara (UdeG) and the Government of Jalisco to stay at home for at least the next five days to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Jimena made a daily planning of meals and activities. Based on this, he bought food, hygiene products and things he might need.

Like her, many Jalisco residents answered the call and changed face-to-face work for work at home. Like Gerardo, who lives with his wife and three children, and who, in addition, have measures such as cleaning handles with a solution based on vinegar and baking soda.

Jimena, on the other hand, fears that her payments, which are in order, will be affected as her husband's source of employment is closed indefinitely.

And Gildardo, who is immunosuppressed by kidney transplantation, is overstepped by cleaning and using head covers. However, he fears for his medications, as his appointments, both in private and public hospitals, were suspended.

Others, although they had no such drastic changes, did cancel plans such as Miriam, who postponed her beach vacation, or Diana who left the activities with her boyfriend aside.

For her part, Gabriela, who works in the health sector and is unable to stop leaving home, takes measures such as changing clothes when she leaves, washing her hands constantly, using antibacterial gel when using public transport and avoid being close to many people.

According to UdeG researchers, and taking data from the last few days in Mexico, the period from Friday, March 20 to Tuesday, March 24 is a critical stage of high risk of contagion,so it is important to activate prevention protocols to reduce the impact of coronavirus on the health of the population.

For this reason, Gabriela pointed out as the main advice to take the matter seriously, but also to feed well and stay hydrated at all times and make purchases considering the needs of each family, so as not to neglect the feeding of a hypertensive patient, diabetic, nephropathic, among others.

For those staying at home, María José recommended establishing routines and generating agreements on how to measure productivity, how to manage times for remote teamwork, and which official communication path will be used.

For isolation, take breaks and stand next to the open window, walk inside the house and avoid feeling desperate.

"Not believing that you have to be much more productive than usual or obsess about everything working regularly in the first few days because this is not a regular situation, adaptation takes time, but it's possible," he explains.

Google translation from Informador.

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