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Updated: Aug 26, 2020

COVID-19 (corona virus disease 2019) is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered corona virus. This virus was first found in Wuhan, China in December 2019. A 57-year-old female shrimp seller in China's Wuhan city, the originating point of the corona virus pandemic, has been identified as one of the first victims of corona virus.

What is Corona Virus?

Corona viruses are a large family of viruses that may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, it causes respiratory infections varying from a common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) which affect the lungs. The most recently discovered corona virus causes corona virus disease COVID-19.

How does it spread?

It is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air and quickly fall on floors or surfaces. We can be infected by breathing in the virus if we are close to someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth.

Symptoms of COVID-19

Prevention is better than cure

Preventive Measures

  • Wearing a mask.

  • Washing your hands regularly. Use soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.

  • Staying away from sick people. Maintain a safe distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth.

  • Stay in isolation if you feel unwell.

  • Maintain a distance of 5 to 6 feet from others.

  • If you have a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention. Call in advance.

  • Avoid shaking hands.

  • Cover your nose and mouth with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze

  • Maintain healthy eating habits.

  • Include vitamin C in your diet.

  • Practice Yoga to relax and stay active.

  • Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Statistics reported on 27 may 2020.



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