Importance of Social Distancing paragraph

Social distancing has become the buzzword for us since the beginning of the year 2020. It means restraining social interactions to the minimum so that the highly contagious SARS CoV-2 virus, responsible for COVID-19 pandemic can be contained.

At the onset of the pandemic, when COVID-19 was destroying millions of lives all over the world, social distancing became one of the most fruitful ways of limiting the spread of the disease. As the disease spreads through person to person contact and the virus remains dormant for some time, the best way to stay safe is not to be in close contact with other people.

We must not linger outside unnecessarily. At least three feet of distance must be maintained from others while we are outside. Touching someone who does not live in the same house should be avoided. Alternative measures of communicating with others have to be in practice to minimize all kinds of in person meetings.

It is also important to avoid social gatherings like parties and other social and cultural programs. Places like supermarkets, sea beaches, movie theatres, parks and malls have the risk of getting the disease.

Therefore, we have to remain extra careful in those places or avoid going there frequently. Though the entire concept may sound suffocating, it is one of the most effective ways of preventing this highly contagious virus.
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