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Coronavirus reaches African continent.

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Over the past few months, the coronavirus pandemic seemed to stay out of the African continent. Coronavirus came around in the world's largest concentration of people with HIV. However this is no longer the case as people are now starting to prepare for the worst.


The first cases of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa were confirmed just three weeks ago but the rate of infection in countries like South Africa is climbing easily.

With more than 200 people infected, the  government has announced that schools are shutting down and large gatherings are banned. 

The police is arresting citizens who test positive to the coronavirus and refuse to go into quarantine.

However, the authorities can't stop the coronavirus spreading and just about everyone in this country understands it, including South Africa's health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize.

"In any community, 60% to 70% of the population will be affected by the virus. We can't hide that... most of us will have this virus," he told a group of doctors in the capital Pretoria.


He asked the nation to be careful and understand the harmful effects of coronavirus, while South Africa has "unique dynamics" he said, with the world's largest concentration of people with HIV, plus a significant number with tuberculosis.

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One of the main measures to stop the spreading of coronavirus is social distancing, which means that gyms are closed. Even if there are such circumstances, we need to stay fit and healthy.


Simple and regular exercise are essential for supporting healthy immune function; preventing weight gain; boosting your mood for the whole day; and keeping you healthy during this difficult times.


It is important to limit the prolonged sedentary behavior, especially during quarantine, that’s why we should make up a schedule which include some simple but efficient indoor exercise.


Cardio workouts are important during this sedentary routine days. It boosts your health and mood for the whole day, and you do not have to spend much time for this exercises. You can have an effective cardio workout at home during quarantine, even if you don’t have much space or special equipment.

You still have some equipment at home, for example a chair which you can use. Our fantasy is great, so we can invent our equipment, like some bottles of water, maybe some weight stuff from home and other. Here are some exercises you can do with home inventory.

You can also challenge yourself for a week to make some moves, a calendar titled “Weight loss challenge” can motivate you to start losing weight and spend your time correctly during quarantine and not only. Maybe you would like workout so much, that you will continue this routine after quarantine.

It is also important during quarantine to involve the whole family for some physical efforts, especially when your kids are at home. Here are some exercises you can do with your children, motivating them to be healthy, but also have an healthy occupation during quarantine. Cycling is the choice of those who have a private house on the ground, and respectively space around the house, where children can cycle without coming in contact with other people.

You may be also motivated by another type of exercises, called Name Fitness. We, Bemorepanda challenge you to spell your name and do the workout everyday. Here are some exercises for each letter from your name, let’s take a look:

Dear friends, stay healthy and try to make a minimum physical effort daily, we concern about your well being 

and good mood. Have a productive quarantine near us!


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According to WHO, traditional folk or home remedies can help to improve well-being and alleviate the symptoms of COVID-19, but there are still no drugs that can prevent or treat this disease.  Despite this, people, not understanding the seriousness of the situation, sometimes try to protect themselves with the help of extremely dubious substances.  For example, in India they try to defend themselves by consuming cow urine and using sprays based on it.  

 People are trying to sell amulets against coronavirus, medicinal tinctures or even honey with protection against all ailments, including COVID-19.  Fortunately, most often, such offers are quickly deleted by Internet sites, so as not to mislead users.  Only obvious jokes remain on the web.  Here are some fun examples from Twitter.

Everyone is protecting themselves

Being sexy during pandemic is important

Shut out Virus!

Only beer 👍🏻

Garlic protection

Assuring social distance

Safety at the highest level

Spiderman shopping around

Dino near us

Cheap way to protect yourself

Inventive people all around


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Important tips to help you reduce the risk of infection on any trip.

The World Health Organization and the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that you stay home and not go anywhere until the epidemic is over.

 However, if the trip cannot be postponed in any way, then in this case they also have recommendations that will reduce the risk of infection.  Here are the main ones.

  •  On trains and planes, take the same steps as in other public places - avoid close contact with other people and wear a mask on your face.
  •  Since it is unlikely that you will be able to wash the mask, buy a few disposable ones and change them periodically.
  •  Clean your hands as often as possible.  Take with you a sufficient amount of alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol).  It is not as effective as hand washing, but it is better than nothing.  Remember that you need to grind the brush for at least 30 seconds.
  •  It is especially important to wash your hands after using the toilet, before eating, after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
  • Try not to touch anything with your hands, especially handles, buttons and switches.  Do not touch the face - eyes, nose, and mouth.  Touch surrounding objects as little as possible.
  •  Try to keep a distance with other people.  If possible, choose a way of traveling to be less in contact with anyone.  Ideally, drive alone, so the risk is minimal.
  •  If you feel that you want to sneeze or cough, do it right - covering your mouth and nose with your elbow or disposable towel, which should immediately be thrown into a garbage container.
  •  Disinfect surfaces that people often touch, such as the armrests of seats in public transport, door handles in hotels, various buttons, and so on.
  • Do not eat or drink in public transport.  Although it is now believed that coronavirus cannot be transmitted through food, precaution will not hurt - in order to eat, you will need to remove the mask.  It is better to have a snack before you hit the road.
  •  Use contactless payments, for example, using your smartphone or a supporting card with NFC.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that in buses, trains, and airplanes you will be in a limited space and may become infected if someone sitting 2 meters away has the virus.  Although, during air travel, the risk of inhaling infectious particles of COVID-19 is slightly reduced, since air is filtered on board.  But if a patient is near you, on-board filters are unlikely to help you.


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How to do it right and which solution is better to use.


We know a lot of dirty places in the house that we carefully clean.  But often we forget about the most important thing - the refrigerator.


 Viruses feel great at low temperatures.  Studies of persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents have shown that various types of coronaviruses can live in the refrigerator for up to 9 days.  Coronavirus is assumed to be no less tenacious.  

As a preventive measure, you need to wash the refrigerator at least once a month.  Now is the time to do it.  You will need:


  •  Cleaning agent. Household cleaning solutions are also quite effective, if exposed to the surface for at least 1 minute.  In extreme cases, you can wash the shelves of the refrigerator with soap or wipe with ethyl alcohol.
  • Sponge.
  •  Cloth or paper towels.


When everything is ready, proceed.


  •  Unplug the refrigerator and remove all products.
  •  Throw away all spoiled foods - they are an ideal habitat for harmful microbes.
  •  Remove all shelves and remove drawers and wash them in hot soapy water as you wash dishes.  You can do this in the kitchen sink, if it is too small - in the bath.
  •  Likewise, thoroughly wash all dishes from the refrigerator in hot water, especially one that contains something stale.
  •  Use the cleaning agent to clean the refrigerator itself - the inner walls, the racks for the shelves, the door handle.  Act, moving from top to bottom, so that the mud does not run down to already cleared places.
  •  Wipe the refrigerator with paper or cloth towels, then put the racks, shelves and drawers back.
  •  Return the products back with a thorough inspection to see if they are all fresh.  Banks, bottles, containers and bags can be pre-wiped with an alcohol raster.

Repeat this procedure regularly every 30 days, and you can reduce the risk of catching the infection through food.

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Such protective equipment can make you dangerous to others.


Sometimes protective fabric masks are equipped with a special valve.  In this case, the mask works like this - you inhale air through filters and exhale it through a one-way valve.  Thus, warm air comes out from under the mask faster, it becomes easier to breathe, the mask is easier to wear, and glasses will not fog up.

We put on masks for two reasons.  Firstly, we hope that they will protect us from COVID-19 (however, disputes are still underway regarding the effectiveness of masks).  Secondly, more importantly, the mask does not allow us to infect others, if we are sick and do not suspect it.


 The valve allows free passage of air as it exhales.  This means that an infected person will spread particles of the virus around him as if he weren’t wearing any protection at all.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend using masks and respirators with valves to prevent infection with this disease.


 Such protection can be worn in conditions of smog, dust and smoke - for example, at a construction site or factory where harmful particles are floating in the air.  But the mask with the valve will not stop the spread of the virus.


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