What is the Coronavirus? Its Symptoms and Precautions
POSTED MARCH 7, 2020
What is Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds.
Doctors associate them with common cold, bronchitis, pneumonia and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first reported in December 2019 in Wuhan City, China.
How does the Coronavirus spread?
There are evidences that the virus spreads from person to person.
People infected with the coronavirus spread viral particles through coughing and sneezing.
The virus can be spreaded when people touch their infected hands on their mouth, nose or eyes.
The surface or thing on which the virus has recently been landed can also infect people.
Symptoms of the Coronavirus
Cough and sore throat
What should be done to prevent the coronavirus?
Wash hands frequently with soap and water.
At the time of sneezing, cover the nose and mouth with a towel or tissue.
Avoid contact with people with cold or flu-like symptoms, or keep a distance of 5 meters.
Instead of a handshake,do "NAMASTE"
Use hand sanitizer.
Eat fully cooked meat and eggs and drink plenty of water.
Clean the living and work space once a day.
If you get sick when traveling and after being exposed to a person with coronavirus symptoms, report to the nearest health center,and seek medical attention soon.
What should not be done to prevent the coronavirus?
If you are sick, do not go to a crowded place.
Avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth during an illness.
Avoid contact with wild and farm animals.
How to check the coronavirus by yourself?
1.)First,Take a deep breathe.
2.)Hold the breathe for 10 to 12 seconds.
3.)In the meantime if you have any problems, cough or
if you have pain in the lungs then this is one of the major symptoms of the coronavirus.
4.)Contact the nearest health center.
Visit the site to see Live Count of where the virus is spreading on daily basis