Minimizing the associated risks while getting back to normal is part of the opening up procedures. Canada has been in lockdown for a long while. Hence, this is necessary to keep an eye on how to minimize the huge number of risks associated with the pandemic. As most of the Provinces in Canada are lifting their respective lockdown measures. The Canadians are adjusting very slowly to the realities of life i.e. in simple words back to normal life.
However, just as the businesses are opening up Coronavirus continues to spread. Hence, the impact of the initial start is still hurting in opening-up procedures. During a press conference held by Health Canada. The Chief Public Health Officer Dr Theresa Tam has shown fear of a fast spread of the pandemic. She emphasized that COVID-19 can spread if opening up in Provinces in Canada didn’t happen with caution. Outlaying the huge importance that relates to caution she was emphatic about the importance of minimizing the risk factors.
The current stats associated with Canada makes it 96,653 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Hence, more than 33,000 are active cases which means almost approximately 35%. The number of deaths accounts for 7,897 who died from Coronavirus in Canada. This is almost 8% which is not significantly high. Hence, mainly due to the precautionary measures and improved health services in Canada.
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KNOWING THE STATUS OF YOUR CASES IN REGION:
As part of the precautionary & minimizing measures in the whole country. It is important to know the status of cases in the region you live in Canada. Not only important for good know-how. Hence, but this is also detrimental to know to make yourself and your family safe from COVID-19. You can’t make it 100% safe, but at least you can minimize risks & whatever else you can to avoid the pandemic. This is not only important for your own health, but also for the health and hygiene of your family members.
A regional acquaintance means you know well how to deal with the regional issues in your area that can arise due to COVID-19. These include travelling & commuting issues, shopping problems, Non-operational educational institutions, Financial Institutions and Banks not working & other provincial challenges associated with COVID-19. This is also vital to know so that people can avoid travelling in areas where they shouldn’t be travelling due to high COVID-19 activity.
AVOID UNWANTED MOVEMENTS:
Avoiding unwanted movements is also another mandatory part of the COVID-19 minimizing risks measures. According to Bowdish, a health expert, every province has a different level of associated risk due to the pandemic COVID-19. There are many tourist destination areas that have very low risks and very safe for the locals living there. Going to those areas and bringing the infection with us will definitely increase the risk of re-infection in the areas. This is a huge reason why it is necessary to halt all travel plans including holidays and stay within the region of residence as much as possible.
SPENDING MORE TIME OUTDOORS:
Spending time outdoors means you are in movement while minimizing the risks with close contact. The chances of spreading are higher especially in close contact for a prolonged time. For example, while working in a factory the workers are more prone due to the close proximity. Hence, not taking care of the distancing laws. The risk of transmission is much lower outdoors. Ironically, the objective should be in minimizing the transmission and the rate of transmission.
While you are hosting a small gathering that is with close friends and members of the family. Expert’s claim that maximizing the level of physical activity as you can do outdoors. This is important for minimizing the risks as it expands the social distancing.
PROMOTING PHYSICAL DISTANCING:
The maintenance of open dialogue for minimizing risks and social and physical distancing. It is found to be the best way to reduce the associated risks with the pandemic. According to Colin Furness an infection control epidemiologist. Ironically, everyone should be treated the same regards to the protocol and expectations keeping in mind the man-handling aspects.
Keeping consistency in approach for everyone will make sure that you are creating trust with people. Hence, while making them realize the importance of physical distancing. Also, minimizing the uncertainty as far as possible. According to Furness, it’s important for people to know certainly how you will behave regards to physical distancing measures.