We are at a crucial juncture in the Covid-19 global crisis. With virtually every country taking steps to curb the rate of spread of the virus, individual cooperation has become an essential factor. Therefore, we must all pay attention to the guidelines of the health agencies, with regard to care.
With that in mind, we’ve gathered here everything you need to know to go through this moment as smoothly as possible. We will also explain how Cyrela is operating at this time and what you should do if you need to contact us.
The situation of the coronavirus in Brazil
The first case of the new coronavirus in Brazil was registered on February 26, in São Paulo (SP). The patient had arrived from Italy, where he probably contracted Covid-19. Since then, a lot has happened, starting with the focus that the disease has gained in Brazilian society.
On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic. In short, this means that outbreaks of epidemics (local contagion) have been registered in several countries around the world. Consequently, the moment required full cooperation between governments to curb the rate of spread of the disease. You can follow the numbers on this pandemic monitor.
The Ministry of Health, in turn, started to guide companies and people in a very objective way so that everyone knows what needs to be done to reduce as much as possible the impact on the Brazilian health system. This requires, however, a basic knowledge of the disease.
Covid-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus, is very similar to a flu, a cold and can even be mistaken for an allergic attack. Its symptoms, in general, are a mixture of the most common in these diseases:
- dry cough;
- sore throat;
- possible nose irritation;
- body ache;
- difficulty breathing (in more severe cases).
The point to which the WHO and the Ministry of Health indicate that we must pay attention is the difficulty in breathing. In cases where Covid-19 causes the greatest impact, it reaches the lungs and compromises breathing capacity, which can cause pneumonia or another condition of this type.
Therefore, the first guideline is quite simple: it is very likely that your body can handle the coronavirus without difficulty, and some people may not even have symptoms; therefore, it is not necessary to go to the hospital at the first symptom, unless you experience some difficulty breathing.
As it is a new disease, there is still no adequate treatment for the symptoms as a whole. However, the greatest risk is caused by the number of people who need medical help (greater than the common flu, for example).
If the virus spreads too fast, the health care system may simply not be able to handle such high demand. This is what is happening in Italy, for example, where hospitals no longer have ICU beds and respirators available for new patients, which increases the risk of death for these people.
Therefore, it is essential to follow the guidelines of the Ministry of Health: respect the quarantine, avoiding any displacement that is not extremely necessary. This helps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, especially among the older population.
Best practices for remote working during quarantine
One of the WHO guidelines, which was further reinforced by the Ministry of Health, is that companies adopt the home office whenever possible. In this case, professionals avoid exposure, benefiting themselves and society as a whole. However, it is important to take some steps to make the workspace in your home more suitable.
If you don’t have an office, this is a good time to create one, even if it’s temporary. Arrange the furniture so that you have a comfortable table and chair, preferably in a quieter place. Avoid the dining room, for example, if it’s a place your family usually stays in.
Do not give up on air circulation, even indoors. So avoid air conditioning — if anyone in your home becomes infected, dry air helps keep the virus in place longer, increasing your risk. If you live in an apartment with a balcony, take advantage of this space to periodically get some fresh air.
Provide quality lighting so you don’t get headaches. Also, take a few minute breaks throughout the day to stretch and eat — in addition, of course, to drinking lots of water. Maintaining a healthy routine is even more important during this period.
The attitudes taken by Cyrela in relation to the coronavirus
Following the guidelines of the Ministry of Health, Cyrela temporarily suspended face-to-face care, technical visits and other events. However, you can still access all the information you need through the Customer Portal. In it, you will find several self-service services. You can request an income report, for example, without leaving your home.
The Call Center is also at your disposal for emergencies, answering questions and providing information. So, if you need anything, just get in touch with one of these service channels. As soon as the Ministry of Health updates the guidelines, we will publicize the feedback from the in-person activities.
Finally, be aware of the coup attempts, which have grown in recent weeks. Fake messages in WhatsApp groups, for example, ask for personal data as if they were for a registry at the Ministry of Health. The criminals’ goal is to create a false coronavirus diagnostic campaign, in which the real intention is to steal data or break into condominiums and residences.
So, remember that neither Cyrela nor the Ministry of Health do not come into contact with this approach. Every measure is publicly disclosed in each agency’s communication channels. Pay attention, follow the recommendations and go through the quarantine avoiding this type of inconvenience.
Now that you know about coronavirus care and the importance of preventing it, put the tips for remote work into practice. This way, you can enjoy the tranquility of your home while the quarantine lasts. With up-to-date care and a solidary behavior that respects the guidelines of Organs responsible bodies, we can overcome this moment in the best way possible!
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