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There’s currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, but there is a lot we can do to counteract the virus from spreading.

These circumstances we are living in has made us reconsider our cleaning and health habits; and is definitely changing our status quo and daily lives.

We’d like to share with you some tips to prevent getting infected & to boost your immune system while this Coronavirus outbreak lasts. The following are measures endorsed and promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO) that are effective to protect yourself from the virus.

Wash your hands! You must wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water (this is the best way to reduce germs). The other option you have is to use hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% of alcohol. Fun Fact: if you sign the “ABC” on its entirety while washing your wands, by the end if the song, your wands will be very clean.

Cover mouth and nose when sneezing: Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze like in the picture below.

Keep surfaces at home clean: Disinfect frequently touched surfaces like for example computer keyboards, phones, doorknobs, etc. Also keep the floor, desks, couches and other key areas of your home such as bathrooms and kitchen clean.

Wear masks and gloves whenever you go out: Masks and gloves are used to help stop the spread of coronavirus. That’s why it is important for you to wear them whenever you are out in public and in contact with others.

Stay home: Specially if you feel unwell the best thing you can do is to self-isolate from others in the household.

Don’t touch your face: Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean.

Don’t smoke: Smokers have an increased risk of catching infections and suffering severe complications from those infections.

Apart from the recommendations of the WHO, there are some tips we want to share with you, that will help you reduce your stress levels and also boost your immune system during this quarantine period.

Try to reduce stress: Uncertainty in the last couple of weeks has risen our stress levels and stress can make you more likely to get sick. That’s why sending roses to someone you care about during these stressful times can have a long-lasting positive psychological effect in them.

A study made by Park and Mattson in 2008 shows that roses, flowers, and plants can lower blood pressure, reduce feelings of pain and anxiety all of them crucial to overcome today's crisis.

In addition to reducing your stress levels, it is important for you to follow a balanced diet, exercise regularly and get enough sleep to combat the coronavirus.

Get a good night sleep: Use this time as much as you can to catch up on years of sleep deprivation. Getting plenty of sleep will help you boost your immune system.

Get off that chair and exercise! Establish a 30-minute to an hour daily exercise program. You can find plenty of good workouts online that you can do at home. Being active can not only keep us healthy, but it can also help us boost our immune system and fight off infection.

Have a balanced diet: Eating healthy is also very important for you to feel strong and also boosting your immune system. Nutrition and dietetics expert Dr. Nevin Sanlier highly recommends you to follow a balanced diet by consuming adequate amounts of dairy products such as milk, yogurt, cheese, meat, fish and poultry, eggs, nuts, beans, vegetables, fruits, bread, and cereals.

At EQR we continue working hard every day, so you dear customers can continue receiving the best quality roses.

Sending love, gratitude, and best wishes for safety to you all. Be safe and #stayathome.

* This article is only intended to identify modalities that may boost your immune system. If you are not feeling well stay at home and always consult your physician or healthcare provider. For up-to-date information on COVID-19, please consult the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at