COVID-19: Are You Staying Home, Staying Safe?

Author: Sandy

Posted On: April 1, 2020

COVID-19 has been declared as a Public Health Emergency on 30th January 2020.

In the last few months, this new kind of virus showed up and created a havoc terror around the world. It was first reported in the WHO Country Office in the city of Wuhan, China, as a new kind of pneumonia. Every day, we are studying the growing number of infected people. COVID-19 is caused by a virus called Novel Corona Virus. It is highly contagious and can easily infect people through direct as well as indirect contact. And the scary part is that there is no vaccination available that can avert this disease.

Novel Corona Virus: Symptoms

The symptoms are prevalent like

  • Fever
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Dry Cough

However, some may also experience body pain, sore throat, runny nose, nose congestion, as well as diarrhea.

What is Corona? How Bad Is It?

Honestly, we are not yet sure about the disease – we don’t have a vaccine; however, every nation is working hard for it. Kindly, do not mistake this Corona with the regular cold and flu. It is terrible and can be dangerous if we don’t take proper precautions and care for ourselves.

In this short time, it is seen that around 80% of the Corona affected cases recover well without any severe complications. Nevertheless, we can’t ignore the fact that one out of six people diagnosed with Corona develops some severe health complications like breathlessness. This infection can get severe and cause pneumonia, which can only be treated at high-level medical facilities like the State or District Hospitals. In such severe cases, it may also cause death. We all know how the infected number of people is steadily increasing with every passing day and how serious it is getting.

What Can We Do?

We don’t have vaccines or medicines since we have very little knowledge of this virus. Hence, we request you to isolate yourself for 2 to 3 weeks if you have any of the COVID-19 symptoms. Kindly, note people without serious symptoms may also be infected and spread this infection. Right now, avoid being out in the crowd as you don’t know who has the virus. Enjoy the warmth of your home and stay safe. Maintain absolute cleanliness. Moreover, wash your hands properly with soap and sanitize before touching your face, eyes, nose or mouth.

If an infected person coughs or sneezes without covering his mouth, people within a meter have a high possibility of getting the infection. The droplets containing the virus can survive on the surface and clothes for many days. COVID-19 can easily transmit to people who touch those surfaces or garments. Hence, only precaution and self-isolation can help you to stay safe! Take it seriously, and please be at home!

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