COVID 19 – Take precautions, don’t panic.
As of 4-February 2020, 27+ cases of coronavirus have been reported in India. Worldwide there are over 90,000 cases. About 3% of the people diagnosed with coronavirus have actually died from it.
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
Cough, high fever and difficulty in breathing are the most common symptoms associated with coronavirus infection. People with stronger immunity are able to fight the virus before it presents any symptoms.
If you or anyone around you observe that you have any of these symptoms, its best to get a thorough check-up done and avoid stepping out of your house unless really required.
What are the precautions that one should take to reduce the chances of contracting coronavirus?
- You should wash your hands, both the front and back, rubbing vigorously. Wash your hands number of times in a day.
- Wear a mask in crowded public spaces. They keep away large aerosol particles.
- While coughing and sneezing use a tissue paper. It would be better than a handkerchief.
- Avoid handshakes.
- Avoid travel, if you can. Destinations with high cases should be avoided completely.
- If you have severe symptoms than normal cough and cold check with your doctor immediately.
Is there a need to panic?
The important thing is that we don’t spread panic and rumors. Check for official information only.
Yes, the virus can spread easily. But most of those who died due to COVID 19 have had a prior chronic illness, such as long-standing diabetes, lung disease, cancer etc.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) doesn’t consider this outbreak as severe as some of these in the past, because the mortality of the worldwide cases is not as many.
It is best to be careful and mindful of what we are doing and what we are exposed to. The people who contracted are our fellow beings, be considerate.
Do not spread panic. Take care of yourselves, family and friends.
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