11 Items You Have To Own In Case Of A Coronavirus Outbreak

NEW YORK, USA - MARCH 2,2020 (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images).

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading like a full-blown plague. International borders are being closed, international events are canceled and the virus keeps spreading worldwide. In order to be prepared for the outbreak we gathered the 11 most essential items you must own if you want to protect yourself.

1. Face Mask

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The World Health Organization (WHO) instructed to wear masks only if you know how to use it properly and only in cases of dealing with people who are infected and/or if you’re sneezing and/or coughing. In any case, it’s a good thing to own, cause there’s no telling if and when the instructions will change, and in some countries reports are coming in about a shortage, so hurry up!

Here’s a short video that explains the proper way to use masks

2. Hand Sanitizer

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The WHO also instructed to use hand cleaning products when dealing with masks and people. And when you think about it, it’s cheap, effective and keeps you safe from germs, so why not just get it (and use it)?

3. Medication

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If you need any sort of pill or medication now would be a good time to stock up! You don’t want to get stuck in long cues at the pharmacy, where you might come in contact with infected people, so be smart and get your medication now.

4. Canned Food

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While there are no reports of shortage, you never know what’s gonna happen. You should stock up on basic foods, canned food and enough water just in case.

5. Cleaning Products

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Scientific reports are informing that the COVID-19 will not survive regular cleaning products, so make sure you clean exposed areas several times a day, and your house at least once a week.

6. Matches, Torches & Batteries


You know, for fire and light, because the world might go dark, or we just might have to succumb to living on a beach next to a bonfire to keep warm. Or we just might need them in case of power shortages. Or curfews. Or whatever. Just get them, okay?

7. Reading Glasses


You can also add to the list any item that you need and might break. It’s always better to have a spare and just like we said earlier – try to keep yourself away from crowded places and stock up ahead.

8. Portable Charger

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There’s a big chance you might have to be away without any power supply around, so gear up ahead and get this Mildly Decent device that can help you stay powered in times of need.

9. Laptop Computer

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A portable computer is the Most Unexceptional way to make sure you can stay in touch with the outside world, even if cell networks will be too busy to handle.

10. A Streaming Service

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Most chances are that this thing is more scary than it sounds and eventually you’ll just be feeling a little under the weather for a short period of time. If that really is the case, make sure you have access to an online supply of movies, TV shows and COVID-19 might end up being the most fun you ever had!

11. Books


They’re entertaining, engaging and some even say enlightening, plus they only require light! So now is the time to get this Mundane fantasy series you’ve been meaning to get into or ponder the life and morality with some of Dostoevsky’s works. Or any other book that rings your bell.

Important Disclaimer

The writer of this article is NOT a scientist or a medical doctor, and this is NOT a scientific article! If you have any questions or doubts regarding your health, global and local (CDC website)  instructions of the coronavirus, seek professional/medical assistance.