Coronavirus (CoV) is the most deadliest virus available on the face of this planet right now. The reason behind that is the fact of it having no cure in the current scenario. It’s actually really hard to believe that a little virus can cause such a devastation on this large scale. Especially at a time when even diseases like cancer seem to have a treatment. This coronavirus has spread its deathtrap right from China to Australia. And you won’t believe that for a disease like this, the precautions for Coronavirus are so simple and easy to do.
But let us first understand, what is Coronavirus (CoV)
Coronavirus is a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as:
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, which means they are transmitted between animals and people. A common sign of Coronavirus varies from fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, one can have pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARC-CoV), kidney failure and even death.
Now let’s come back to the precautions for Coronavirus, which are some very simple things yet vigorously ignored.
Wash Your Hands Alot
All around the globe, people worry about catching viruses when other people cough or sneeze in their surroundings. That’s a very common way of contracting the flu and most likely the Coronavirus as well. But you cant deny the fact that it’s relatively easy to catch flu or another virus if you touch an object or surface that was touched by someone who was contagious. The time frame for that is just 48 hours, especially if you then touch your nose or mouth.
This is where frequent Hand washing is taken as a good habit. It means the more often you wash your hands, the less likely you are to infect yourself from these deadly viruses.
Don’t Go Outside, If You Feel Sick
Our Indian tendency to take a cold pill or take any medicine from the nearest pharmacy and tough it out when we don’t feel well is one of the worst habits we have. If you have any symptoms, particularly a fever, then you absolutely must stay at home because you risk infecting others with your virus.
You should immediately rush to a hospital and get your examination done irrespective of having a Coronavirus or not.
Wear A Mask
We don’t know, why people say no to wearing a mask. That’s the best way to save yourself from catching Viruses. And believe me, you don’t want to get infected. This is actually the easiest way for the precaution from Coronavirus.
Not Just CoV, wearing a mask helps in staying away from many other viruses.
Avoid Getting In Contact Of Wild Animals
When visiting areas currently experiencing cases of novel Coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with wild or farm animals and surfaces in contact with animals.
Avoid Animal Product
One should avoid the consumption of raw or under-cooked animal products. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to get rid of cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per the good food safety practices.
However, India Health Ministry has prepared a set of guidelines for the people travelling from china:
- They should stay in home isolation for 14 days after returning to India, which means staying away from other family members and avoiding visitors.
- They should cover their nose while coughing and sneezing.
- Maintain a distance of at least 1 meter from anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
And if you develop fever, cough or breathing difficulties within 28 days of returning from China, in that case, you must:
- Call the helpline number i.e., (+91-11-2397 8046) for more information
- Wear a mask immediately and report to your nearest hospital
- And don’t panic
These are the easy to take precautions for Coronavirus which you can carry forward on a daily basis. And for more updates about Coronavirus, do follow our website which is “thewordsplay“.