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Coronavirus Outbreak: Stay home, play more Football Manager

The COVID-19 pandemic means staying home as much as possible and following basic protective measures is essential to keeping safe and controlling the spread.

By on Mar 13, 2020   8272 views   4 comments
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The coronavirus disease is a reality the world couldn't imagine few months ago. It's a worldwide pandemic which has infected over a hundred thousand of people causing fatalities mostly to elderly.

You probably know all that already. The purpose of this post is to act as a reminder of safety advice for the Football Manager community.

As more and more people are advised to stay home and most sporting events have already been suspended, I think it makes sense to actually stay home as much as possible. It's safer and helps control the virus spread.

Staying home and playing more Football Manager might be a natural choice and there's nothing wrong with that. I'm just hoping Sports Interactive won't roll out a patch that simulates a virus outbreak in-game.

Joking aside, it's important to maintain a healthy lifestyle - including proper diet, sleep, exercise and social contacts with loved ones at home and by email / phone / chat with other family and friends.

So now let's briefly go through the basic protective measures against the new coronavirus as explained by the World Health Organization.

Protect yourself and others from getting sick

Wash your hands frequently

Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
This process kills viruses that may be on your hands.

When exactly to wash your hands with soap and running water:
  • after coughing or sneezing
  • when caring for the sick
  • before, during and after you prepare food
  • before eating
  • after toilet use
  • after handling animals or animal waste
  • when hands are visibly dirty

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice food safety

Using different chopping boards and knives for raw meat and cooked foods.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze.
Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Source: World Health Organization

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Discussion: Coronavirus Outbreak: Stay home, play more Football Manager

4 comments have been posted so far.

  • Jabluvious's avatar
    Stay home, yes; play FM, meh. The game just isn't good.
  • Ginola123's avatar
    Thank Stam,
    Take care
  • Rebo's avatar
    Well written Stam.
    Stay safe and protect yourself and of your loved ones people.
    Perhaps you yourself is strong enough to fight the virus................but the next one in linie, YOU perhaps will infect, might not be.........
    So take your precautions and follow "the rules"
  • SGDynamite's avatar
    We all must Die :(
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