POSITIVES OF CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWNS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
It was 25th march when the lockdown started since then people were not allowed to roam outside especially old people who love morning walks with there friends and children who love to play outside. People were not allowed to go to temples and mosques. No social gathering, no religious processions, only 50 people allowed at marriage, not more than 20 at funerals and last rites. Many of peoples were also not able to join their families in need and were not able to attend the funerals of their loved ones which was very devastating. Senior citizens who are aged above 60 years and especially those with medical conditions, such as chronic respiratory disease, heart, liver and kidney disease, neurologic conditions, diabetes, hypertension and cancer, are particularly susceptible to infections during these times. Separate guidlines were issued for them.
Senior citizen are clearly adviced to refrain from the following 1.Come in close contact with those displaying symptoms of coronavirus disease.
2.Cough or sneeze into bare hands. 3.Touch eyes, face and nose. 4.Shake hand or hug friends. 5.Visit crowded places such as parks, markets. 6.Self-medicate. 7.Visit hospital for routine check-up.
The guidelines to be practiced and observed by senior citizens to fight the disease include staying at home, avoid visitors and gatherings, maintain hygiene, wash hands before and after meals, sneeze and cough into tissue paper and handkerchief, and keep monitoring one’s health.
These guidlines results in many benefits to the senior citizen. Much lesser count of senor citizen were affected to this fatal virus, following the few precaution and guidlines helped them in continuing their healthy life. Lockdown also help the grandfather and grandmother spending time with their family, their grandchildren. The police personnel who were above 55 years of age were not allowed to continue their jobs in pandemic.