What is CoronaVirus?
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness. Older people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus. Here, we are providing valuable information about coronavirus to make you able to protect yourself and others from infection.
The COVID-19 virus affects different people in different ways. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and most infected people will develop mild to moderate symptoms and recover without requiring special treatment. People who have underlying medical conditions and those over 60 years old have a higher risk of developing severe disease and death.
What are the Symptoms of COVID-19?
Common symptoms are:
1.Fever 2.Tiredness 3.Dry Cough
Other symptoms are:
1.Shortness of breath 2.Aches and pains 3.Sore throat
Note: very few people will report diarrhea, nausea or a runny nose.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette .
At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19, so it is important to know necessary preventions that will protect you from this disease.
How to take Preventions from COVID-19
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or clean them with alcohol-based hand rub.
- Maintain at least 1-metre distance between you and people coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
- Stay home if you feel unwell.
- Refrain from smoking and other activities that weaken the lungs.
- Practice physical distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying away from large groups of people.
Latest update of COVID-19
Currently, India has reported 5297 (more than 96k cases) fresh COVID-19 cases, which is highest in a single day and creating a panic environment in our country. India’s Government is giving the effort to shore up healthcare infrastructures like the procurement of ventilators and testing kits. Along with that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also announced a special contributory fund to fight against COVID-19.
The central government appealed to the state government and Union Territory administrations to utilize Rs.29,000 crore State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) to provide shelter and food to migrant peoples.
To fulfill the Resources scarcity, Railways has manufactured a prototype of an isolation ward by converting sleeper train coaches for treating COVID-19 victims.
The Government has also asked private Hospitals to arrange the possible numbers of beds to provide treatment to COVID-19 infected peoples and strictly told to minimize the testing cost to them.
COVID-19 India: Helpline numbers of States and UTs
Here, we are providing some medical contacts that will help you to get nearby medical facilities.
Medical contacts are provided according to states:
|SL. No.||Name of the State||Helpline Nos.|
|28||West Bengal||1800313444222, 03323412600|
So, it is necessary to note that people with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should self-isolate and contact their medical provider or a COVID-19 information line for advice on testing and referral.
People with fever, cough or difficulty breathing should call their doctor and seek medical attention.