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Advisory on Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak

Updated on: 10 Aug, 2023 03:59 PM

Dear Tax2Win Team,
As you may be aware that our country now has reported more than 175 positive cases from coronavirus. Last night, our Rajasthan government also imposed section 144 in the state in order to take precautionary measures from spreading this disease. It is necessary that we all observe precautions to minimise the risk to self and each other’s health. This means staying at home would be the best course of action for people, but understandably, this can be tough on a lot of people. That’s why it’s important to find a way to make things more positive for you whilst you are at home. For some people staying at home meant spending more time with loved ones, others might have spent more time watching their favourite tv shows (you can find out what the popular tv were during here if you would like more information), others might have just enjoyed a good book. The point is that people need to do the right thing to help stop the spread of this virus, so whatever works for you please do it. I am appending herewith few measures or guidelines as suggested by medical authorities, WHO, government etc. time to time in order to prevent spreading of COVID-19.

Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.

We are also appending a list of common touch points to stay you alert all the time:-

  • Morning Milk bags
  • Elevator buttons
  • Doorbells
  • Newspapers
  • Garden seats
  • Office pantry, lunchroom, washroom etc.
  • Shop counters
  • Raw vegetable & Fruits purchased
  • Flipkart, Amazon etc. deliver couriers / their devices etc.
  • Garbage exchange with housekeeping staff
  • Play areas
  • Maid touching multiple surfaces at home
  • All door knobs
  • Shopping bags/packets
  • Shoes may step at a spit
  • Bus train handle
  • Uber/ Auto etc.
  • Currency notes and coins

CA Abhishek Soni
CA Abhishek Soni

Abhishek Soni is a Chartered Accountant by profession & entrepreneur by passion. He is the co-founder & CEO of Tax2win is amongst the top 25 emerging startups of Asia and authorized ERI by the Income Tax Department. In the past, he worked in EY and comes with wide industry experience from telecom, retail to manufacturing to entertainment where he has handled various national and international assignments.