Since the last few weeks, the entire world has been terrified about the recent Corona Virus or COVID- 19 outbreak. With the growing number of cases each day, the disease has affected 166 countries and territories so far. The first case was registered in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, the center of the disease and till now, according to the official reports, 198,716 cases have been registered worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) had announced it as a global health emergency in January and with the present seriousness of the situation taking a toll on the entire world, it has described COVID-19 as a Pandemic.
While the maximum people are infected in China by the virus, the second being Italy. However, the UK and the USA have also registered several cases of the CoronaVirus. With the locking down of the major cities with the most number of cases, it is time to take necessary precautions to get prevented from the virus-infected disease. Although the death tolls have risen to 7,989 worldwide, it is not a time to panic. Instead of panicking from the misleading information, stay informed about the preventive measures and follow them to refrain from getting infected
To STAY Informed, let’s get to the crucial points about COVID-19
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is an infectious coronavirus disease whose outbreak has been in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and since then spreading across the world at a rapid rate. It has been affecting lakhs of people of all types of age. Being a new virus, the vaccination for COVID-19 is yet to be developed
Symtoms of COVID-19?
The symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Dry Cough
- Shortness of Breath
Runny Nose, Nasal Congestion and Muscle Aches might or might not develop in the infected person. In fact, these symptoms develop gradually. The aged people and the ones with chronic and underlying medical issues like respiratory, cardiac or diabetic issues are more prone to develop serious illness and are at high risks.
The incubation period refers to the period between getting contaminated by the virus and developing symptoms of the illness. Generally, the incubation period for COVID-19 is 1 to 14 days but the symptoms tend to develop by 5 days and around.
What are the Precaution to be undertaken to Prevent from getting Infected?
The Do’s and the Don’ts to be followed during the Coronavirus outbreak in a region are as follows:
- Wash your hands frequently and especially before eating with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
- Maintain Social Distance of at least a meter from people coughing and sneezing.
- Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose as the virus can be transmitted to your body from your contaminated hand.
- Cover your mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing with a handkerchief or tissue or with your elbows.
- Follow proper respiratory hygiene like covering your mouth while sneezing or coughing, disposing of the used tissue, etc.
- Wear masks if traveling in an area affected by COVID-19 or around sick people.
- Stay indoors as much as possible and especially if you have been feeling unwell.
- Seek immediate medical help in case you feel feverish along with cough, difficult breathing and muscle pains.
- Stop traveling outside the city and country. And if you need to travel in case of emergency or urgent work, get yourself checked by a doctor and be in quarantine for a few days after landing in the new area, even if you do not develop any symptoms.
Myth Busters of COVID-19
While people around the world are providing different solutions and measures to the latest Corona-virus diseases affecting lakhs across the globe, innumerable myths are circulating in social media.
So, let’s find the basic myths that people have been believing worldwide.
#Myth Buster 1: Covid-19 virus gets transmitted in every weather condition. So, it is a myth that the virus is ineffective in the hot and humid climate and also misleading as confirmed by WHO. Therefore, wash your hands frequently and take the necessary precautions.
#Myth Buster 2: Spraying alcohol and Chlorine in your body also does not helps or prevent the virus from infecting especially when it has already entered your body. In fact, spraying alcohol and chlorine in your body and clothes can be harmful although it disinfects the surfaces.
#Myth Buster 3: The Vaccines against Pneumonia like a pneumococcal vaccine does not treat or prevent you from getting infected by COVID-19 virus. It is a new kind of virus and therefore, the vaccine is yet to be developed and researchers worldwide have been trying their best to develop it.
However, for the ones suffering from respiratory illness, vaccination against those diseases is recommended.
#Myth Buster 4: The new Corona Virus infects people of all ages, be it a child, young adults or old ones. However, the old aged people and the ones with chronic and respiratory diseases like cardiac issues, diabetes and asthma are more prone to the serious illness and effect of this virus.
#Myth Buster 5: Bathing in hot or lukewarm water will not prevent you from getting the infection. In reality, bathing in excessive hot water will burn you. Therefore, as a basic precaution against the virus infection, follow the necessary measures.
Amidst the tension worldwide and with the rapidly increasing cases on CoronaVirus, it is important to keep your sanity. As declared by WHO, COVID-19 is a Pandemic and requires proper attention. Norlox Solutions is requesting you to be kind, helpful, supportive, and careful, instead of panicking and stressing out on the present situation with misled information. If you find yourself with any symptoms, get yourself checked immediately. With proper treatment under the isolated camps, the disease can be cured and around 82,000 people have recovered worldwide from COVID-19.