Novel Coronavirus (or COVID-19) has shaken the entire world with fear within a short span of time. This new strain of virus with symptoms similar to common cold or flu, leading to serious respiratory disorders in severe cases. Even though this virus is not fatal in most cases, there is no cure for it as yet, hence causing panic among people.
This virus originated in the city of Wuhan in China, after which it spread rapidly across the entire world. So far, there have been 2,27,495 confirmed cases worldwide and 9,303 reported deaths. In India, there have been over 151 confirmed cases and 4 reported deaths so far.
Common symptoms of this virus include fever, dry cough, shortness of breath and in severe cases, pneumonia or acute respiratory disorders. According to statistics, only 1 out of 5 cases require hospitalization whereas others can be cured without any special care.
5 Tips on how to stay safe from Coronavirus
But there is no need to panic. Staying precautious is the only way to ensure that the you are well protected. With the right preventive measures, this outbreak can be managed well.
Here what you can do to stay safe from the virus –
- Clean your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitizer
- Cover your nose and mouth while coughing or sneezing
- Follow social distancing and avoid going out as much as you can
- Wear a mask when visiting crowded places and maintain a distance of at least one meter from people who are sick
- Get information about the outbreak from verified sources only.
Coronavirus National Helpline Details
While you do so, in case you fall ill, consult a doctor immediately.
In car you require any other assistance, you can call the National Helpline Number: 011-23978046. To know get details on the helpline numbers for state and union territories, you can visit https://www.mohfw.gov.in/
To know more about COVID-19 and it’s symptoms you can visit this link.
In these tough times, it’s important to maintain solidarity and not spread panic. So, stay safe and healthy and support one another during such tough times.
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