Coronavirus: Lets Be Safe Against It

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Coronaviruses are zoonotic which means that the viruses transmit from animals to humans or vice versa. CoV is a large virus family which has a degree of severe diseases including MERS-CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), (nCoV) and SARS-CoV (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). MERS-CoV, and SARS-CoV are transmitted from civet cats, dromedary camels to people respectively. Several coronaviruses are not found that are circulating in animals but not infected humans yet. 

Status In India: Confirmed cases of coronavirus has been reported to 31 till 6th march 2020. Till now, footprints of the virus has been found almost major cities in India like Delhi, Gurgaon, Amritsar in Punjab, Hyderabad in Telangana, Jaisalmer, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, and Udaipur in Rajasthan, Ghaziabad, Agra, Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, Shimla in Himachal, Bengaluru in Karnataka, and other cities in Bihar, Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Kerala. 

Coronavirus Signs

Coronavirus Signs and Symptoms

Reported Coronavirus Symptoms range from mild to severe degrees. Either older people or people with medical conditions such as respiratory illness, influenza, and heart disease may be at a higher degree of this serious illness.

Common Coronavirus Infection Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Common Cold
  • Breathing issues like breathing shortness or difficulty in breathing

In severe cases, Coronavirus Infection Causes

  • Kidney failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Acute Respiratory Syndrome
  • Dealth

Corona symptoms may appear within 2 to 14 days after being exposed to the virus.  As many viruses in animals are not found, many coronavirus symptoms in humans are yet to be found.

Coronavirus Precautions

Coronavirus Safety Measures & Precautions

You invite germs when you touch objects, surfaces, and people on your hands. Now when you touch your nose, eyes or mouth with your hands, you get infected. Although there is no vaccine available to cure the coronavirus, you have to take some measures to prevent the risk of  coronavirus infection. Prevention and healthy cleanliness habits are better than cure. Practice some of these habits to avoid infection. To avoid the virus, there are the standard precaution measures recommended by WHO and CDC.

  • Avoid touching your nose, eyes, or mouth if you have not washed hands.
  • Cover your mouth, nose with tissue, hands, or elbow while coughing or  sneezing respectively. Wash your hands after it.
  • Use sanitizer, handwash, soap & water for washing hands. Use the sanitizer having an alcohol base.
  • Make a distance with any person who you find infected.
  • Clean your table and surface where you eat, work, or touch so often.
  • Don’t share bedding, glasses, dishes, and other households with sick one or if you are sick yourself.
  • As a responsible person, stay away from public areas such as school, offices, parties, and others if you are infected.
  • Improve eating habits like avoiding raw or undercooked meat
  • Avoid visiting places where the virus has recently broken out.

Do and Don'ts

Frequent hand-washing is one of the easiest and best ways to prevent spreading illness. Here are some tips to wash your hands.

Dos:

Wash your hands  before after doing these things:

  • Before eating, inserting or removing eye contact lenses,and treating wounds
  • After preparing food, using toilets, cleaning up, coughing, sneezing, blowing nose, handling garbage, handling pets & their foods, and caring for sick people.

Don’ts: 

  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth after touching the surface, people, and object without washing hands to limit the transfer of microbes like bacteria and viruses.

How To Wash Hands:

Follow the given steps for washing hands as it is the best way to avoid the infections.

  • Use warm or cold water to clean your hands.
  • Apply soap well and rub for minimum for 20 seconds with hard hands to back and front of hands. Don’t forget to rub between fingers, nails, and wrists. 
  • Once washing hands is done, dry these with an air-drier or clean towel. 
  • You can use a sanitizer that doesn't need water to wash. Make sure the sanitizer you are using contains more than 60% alcohol and rub the liquid all over fingers, hands, and nails.  

What Kind of Mask to Wear for Coronavirus

N95 respirator that is also called SARS-CoV-2 is very helpful to protect you against coronavirus as it is thicker than any other surgical mask. Regular masks and medical masks are not able to protect you from it. CDC suggests that it is not necessary to wear a mask to healthy people to protect themselves from the infection. Wear it only if a health care provider suggests  you do so.

Although Coronavirus has claimed lives, with the right precautions you can easily avoid it. So, you needn't panic, stay aware, take safety measures, and stay saf

Highlights:

13th March 2020: As of 13th March 2020, the number of positive COVID-19 cases has crossed 80. COVID-19 claimed 2nd death in Delhi. A 68th year old woman became the 2nd victim of coronavirus in India. Indian Premier League (IPL), India’s biggest domestic sporting event, has been postponed.

14th March 2020: Total tally of COVID -19 positive cases has reached 84 on 14th March. COVID-19 outbreak has been declared a “notified disaster”.

15th March 2020: 107 positive cases of coronavirus have been confirmed by health officials in India till now. India closed the border crossing with other neighboring countries like Myanmar, Nepal, and Bangladesh from the 15th March midnight.

16th March 2020: Union Health Ministry has come up with a report of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in India that hit 110 till now.

17th March 2020: According to the health ministry, a confirmed number of COVID-19 cases has been touched to 114 in India.

18th March 2020: 137 cases of Coronavirus have been found in India on 18th March 2019. Maharashtra has become the number one infected state with the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 42.

19th March 2020: Number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 169 in India on 19 th March 2019 as per the health ministry official website. Coronavirus claimed 3 lives till now. 14 people have been cured.

20th March 2020: Coronavirus cases are increasing very fast around the globe. In India, 195 cases have been detected. Death toll from COVID-19 has risen to 4 by 20th March 2020 in India

21st March 2020: New cases of coronavirus signs and symptoms were found positive, now COVID-19 cases in India have risen to 236.

22nd March 2020:On Sunday 22th March 2020, positive coronavirus symptoms were found in more than 315 cases.

23rd March 2020:India has reached 396 cases of coronavirus infection by 23 March 2020, even after heavy participation in Janta Curfew.

27th March 2020 Coronavirus infection pandemic continues to extend its cases in India. Total positive cases of coronavirus infection symptoms have risen to 722. 50 cases are recovered. And it has claimed 16 deaths till now.

28th March 2020 In India, total cases of Coronavirus infection have climbed to 724. Death tolls are reached to 17.

29th March 2020 Rising cases of coronavirus infection symptoms have been confirmed to breach 1000 cases and 27 death tolls.

30th March 2020 Till 30th March 2020, the Health and family welfare ministry of India confirmed 1024 total number cases of coronavirus symptoms in humans. It also confirmed 96 recovery cases from coronavirus infection and 27 deaths from this pandemic.

31th March 2020 Total positive cases of COVID-19 have climbed to 1347 and death toll is reported to 32 so far.

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