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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and precautionary measures

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About COVID-19 Virus

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that may cause illness in animals or humans.

In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19. Keep yourself updated about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and precautionary measures.

How COVID-19 spreads?

Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19), published on 23 February 2020, on WHO site describes that COVID-19 is spread from human to human through small droplets from nose, eyes or mouth when a person infected with COVID-19 coughs or sneezes.

Coronavirus does not spread through the air, it spreads through the land. People catch from other people who are infected with this virus.

It is spread through small droplets when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales, small droplets spread and land on objects nearby.

When other people touch these objects, they are vulnerable to catch when they touch their eyes, nose, or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 when they breathe in droplets from a person who is infected coughs or exhale the droplets.

Symptoms of COVID-19

Most of the coronavirus symptoms are similar to any other flu, some symptoms are:

  • Fever
  • Tiredness
  • Dry Cough
  • Difficulty in breathing

COVID-19 can be more serious in older adults and those with chronic medical conditions. With some precautions, you can reduce the chances of contaminating with this coronavirus.

Keep yourself updated about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and precautionary measures.

Extensive COVID-19 is in news around the globe

Remember, due to extensive media and social networking website coverage, news about COVID-19, (whether true or false), is spreading faster than the virus itself. Every economic and political news is connected with this type of coronavirus. Recent economic, political or geographical news is diminished in front of this.

My mobile phone has more news on COVID-19 than any other episode, and I think in the current scenario you find the same situation at your end.

Though the clarity on this virus in many areas is unknown to date. For instance, whether this virus will survive the summer heat, and when will be a vaccination available for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, just update yourself about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and precautionary measures which can help you stay safe.

Beware of rumor mongers

Nowadays every second or third post I receive on social media is about COVID-19 and how to prevent oneself from catching this virus. Those who know about it and who do not know, all are spreading information about this coronavirus.

Do not share any article or social media post unless you confirm it from an authentic source. The more people spread the news about it, the more scare created in society.

Remember, it is good to let people know about the dangerous effects of any event in society, but sometimes wrong information can create panic in public. Hence, verify the information before sending it to others.

Don’t get panic

It is obvious when you receive related information from many people, your mind starts thinking about it most of the time. When you get any post regarding the COVID-19 virus on social media, don’t get panic.

Fear of the unknown, or not knowing much about this type of virus creates confusion. What makes all of us anxious is “fear”, more than the virus itself.

Keeping yourself updated about COVID-19 with authentic knowledge is the strongest weapon against panic.

People who are in a location where the virus has not spread, the risk of catching COVID-19 is still low. Don’t get panic, instead, Keep yourself updated about “Coronavirus (COVID-19) and precautionary measures.”

Don’t learn from social media platforms

In my opinion, too much coverage about COVID-19 on social media can make the situation worse. For that reason, learn about this coronavirus from experts and authentic sources, not from the social media platforms.

Find out the source of the post, what references are used in the b(v)log. Go through the trustworthy channels to get educated about this coronavirus.

Do not spread any inaccurate news. Take responsibility for the information you provide to others. Avoid forwarding any social media posts without authenticating the source.

When someone coughs or sneezes near you

People cough and sneeze, this is part of our life. It does not mean every person who coughs is infected with the coronavirus. However, people need to take precautions when they sneeze or cough in public.

Keep a minimum 1-meter distance between you and a person who coughs or sneezes. Similarly, in case you sneeze or cough, maintain distance from other people, and cover your face with your bent elbow or tissue paper.

Wash your hands frequently

COVID-19 spread through droplets when a person who is infected sneezes or coughs. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around. If a person touches this object or surface, there are high chances that the droplets transfer to this person through contaminated hands.

Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap, or sanitize it often, especially before your meal.

Avoid touching Mouth, Nose, and Eyes

Remember, this virus spreads through land, not air. We touch many objects on a daily basis, like doorknobs, elevator buttons, electrical switches, etc. These matters are shared by other people too.

The virus enters the body through mouth, nose, or eyes. Avoid touching mouth, nose, and eyes, you never know what object you touched last and whether it was contaminated or not.

Stay home if you feel sick

If you find any COVID-19 related symptoms, seek medical attention on an immediate basis. Don’t get panic, it may be a normal flu, but medical assistance is required to clear it out.

Stay hygienic, keep yourself at a distance from your family members during your sickness period. Restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care and follow instructions from your medical providers.

For Travellers, Check on Travelers note

If you are planning to travel, check on travel notes from your country’s legal authorities. Frequently Asked Questions and Answers are available on The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ) site.

You can check the CDC’s Traveler’s Health Notices for the latest guidance and recommendations for each country to which you will travel.

Keep yourself updated with the information about COVID-19

The country, where you are staying now taking extreme care and measures to stop this virus from spreading. Your cooperation with legal authorities will help them control the situation quickly and in an effective way.

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19 from national and local public healthcare authorities. Follow instructions from legal authorities and your health care providers and stay safe.

Share this information, if you think this article will guide people to know about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and precautionary measures.

Keep yourself updated about COVID-19, stay worryfree and live a happier life.

Disclaimer: The contents of this website are for educational purposes and are not intended to offer personal medical advice. You should seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. The Nutrition Source does not recommend or endorse any products.

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