Corona Virus which is also well known as COVID 19 which is an infectious disease which is caused by a virus named Corona. This virus emerged from Wuhan, China and now it has become a large outbreak on a global level. So. Let’s know more about this
Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus
People who are affected by COVID 19 experience mild illness and recover but some have some severe consequences too. The first thing you need to do is to wash your hands regularly.
Hand hygiene is key.
You can frequently wash your hands with soap and water or by 60 - 95% alcohol-based hand rub that are hand sanitizers.
Now, I will tell you why you should do this frequently. You should do it frequently because it will kill any virus or germ that is on your hand.
Maintains Social Distance – avoid going to crowded places. Maintain 1 feet distance or 3 meters distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing. This is for your safety as you never know who in the crowd is infected with the virus.
Respiratory hygiene should also be maintained by everyone around you and this starts with you.
Respiratory hygiene includes covering your mouth while coughing or sneezing with tissue and then dispose of the used tissue well. If you have fever, cough or difficulty in breathing you should consult a doctor as soon as possible.
Follow the instructions of your local health authority
Stay alert and you need to follow all the instructions that have been given to you by the health regulators for the safety of you and your family.
If you can avoid travelling around to different states for some days it will surely benefit you.
Stay at home if you are feeling unwell after coming from that place; avoid contact with people to protect them.
If you are having all the symptoms of coronavirus, urgently contact your local health authorities. This will not only help you get well soon but also help the health regulators to protect others too.
Why you should avoid shaking hands these days? Respiratory viruses can be passed by shaking hands and touching your eyes and nose and mouth so start wishing people with a wave or a nod or a bow.
Is wearing rubber gloves while you are out in public effective in preventing the new coronavirus? No, regularly washing your hands is more effective than wearing gloves as you can carry the virus on your gloves too. So, you better wash your hands rather than just wearing gloves.
You can have meat even at this point but the only condition is that it should be properly cooked. Even in areas experiencing outbreaks. Meat products can be safely consumed if these items have been cooked properly.
How can you protect others from getting sick?
Avoid close contact when you are experiencing cold or cough.
Avoid spitting in public
If you have fever, cough, cold, shortness of breath seek medical help as soon as possible.
Breaking the myths
COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with a hot and humid climate. From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather.
Cold weather and snow CANNOT kill the new coronavirus.
There is no reason to believe that cold or extremely hot weather can kill new coronavirus or other diseases. The normal human body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the external temperature or weather.
Taking a hot bath does not prevent the new coronavirus disease
Taking a hot bath will not prevent you from catching COVID-19. Your normal body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the temperature of your bath or shower.
The new coronavirus CANNOT be transmitted through mosquito bites.
To date, there has been no information nor evidence to suggest that the new coronavirus could be transmitted by mosquitoes. The new coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose.
Are hand dryers effective in killing the new coronavirus?
No. Hand dryers are not effective in killing this virus.
How to wear a mask?
Before putting on a mask, clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
Cover mouth and nose with mask and make sure there are no gaps between your face and the mask.
Avoid touching the mask while using it; if you do, clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
Replace the mask with a new one as soon as it is damp and do not re-use single-use masks.
To remove the mask: remove it from behind (do not touch the front of the mask); discard immediately in a closed bin; clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
FOR YOUR REFERENCE: you can get authentic information regarding the latest update on COVID-19 in India through https://www.mohfw.gov.in/