The coronavirus outbreak came to light on December 31, 2019, when China informed the World Health Organization of a cluster of cases of pneumonia of an unknown cause in Wuhan City in Hubei Province. Subsequently, the disease spread to more Provinces in China, and to the rest of the world. The WHO has now declared it a pandemic. The virus has been named SARS-CoV-2 and the disease is now called COVID-19.
The best way to protect and to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 is to spread accurate information about the virus, symptoms and how it spreads, etc..
The COVID-19 virus affects different people in different ways. Most infected people developed the following symptoms.
Common symptoms :
Some people may experience :
Aches and pains
How does COVID-19 Spreads?
Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze.
It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.
How Do We Prevent Corona Virus?
We can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you :
Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze.
Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are feeling unwell.
Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell.
Avoid smoking and other activities that weaken your lungs' function.
Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean
Maintain Social Distancing :
Social distancing is the most important way to stop the virus from spreading.
Self-isolation is very important to fight against COVID-19.
Keep a distance of at least 1 meter from others.
Do not leave your home unless an emergency.
Stay home with your family, keep your children inside and play with them.
Spend time with your family as much as you can.
Myths and facts about corona :
You will not catch COVID-19 in hot weather.
Holding breath for 10 seconds or more confirms that you are free from coronavirus (COVID-19)
Drinking alcohol protects against COVID-19.
COVID-19 can only be transmitted in hot and humid climates.
Taking a hot bath prevents coronavirus disease.
Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over the body kills the new coronavirus.
Exposing yourself to the sun doesn't prevent the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
Being able to hold your breath for 10 seconds or more doesn't mean that you are free from coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Frequent consumption of alcohol only increases the risk of health problems. It does not protect you from COVID-19.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be transmitted in all areas, including areas with hot and humid weather. The best way to protect yourself is to self-isolate and wash your hands frequently.
Taking a hot bath doesn't prevent coronavirus disease. Your body temperature remains around 36.5 degrees Celsius to 37 degrees Celsius, regardless of the temperature of the bath.
Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over the body doesn't kill the coronavirus which has already entered your body.
If you have mild symptoms, stay at home until you've recovered. You can relieve your symptoms if you :
Rest and sleep
Drink plenty of water.
Use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough
Till now there are no specific vaccine or curative treatment options for COVID-19. However, there are many trials going on evaluating potential treatments. Maintain social distancing, help in breaking the chain of spreading the virus. Follow all instructions issued by the govt. Authorities. Help everyone during this crisis, we are One, we are United. Be a part of the mission against Coronavirus!
Avanish Singh Visen
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