Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, has declared, “A public health emergency of international concern over the global outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus.” Originated from Wuhan, China, the epidemic has spread throughout China. There are some cases found in other countries as well. So it essential to take this public health emergency seriously.
According to World Health Organization, Coronaviruses (CoV) are large families of viruses that cause illness varying from the common cold to severe conditions such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Coronavirus is usually spread through animals, but the novel Coronavirus (nCoV) has unknown roots. The number of 2019 Novel Coronavirus deaths has reached the staggering number of 811 by the end of February 8, China’s National Health Commission said on Sunday.
Common Coronavirus symptoms include fever, coughing, shortness of breath, and breathing troubles. In some severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.
Currently, in India, three new confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus epidemic, which has taken over 2,980 lives in China. Earlier, the first patient who was tested positive for Novel Coronavirus was recovering in Thrissur Medical College. The second case of the Novel Coronavirus infection case was from an isolation ward at Alappuzha Medical College, and the third case of the novel Coronavirus was from Kerala’s Kasargod area. Kerala declared a state of calamity after its third positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus case. As of now, all three patients have recovered from the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
About 21 Italian tourists, 3 Indians, are sent to the ITBP Quarantine Center, Delhi, for suspected infection. Also, India has suspended e-visas granted for the nationals of South Korea, Iran, Italy, and Japan.
Wear a mask when you are traveling by public transport and avoid touching your mask again after wearing it. Immediately discard the used mask as bacteria grow inside the mask if you wear them for too long and wash your hands with soap. If you don’t have a mask on the side, please cover your mouth while coughing or sneezing. Cover your mouth with a flexed elbow if possible. If you are covering the mouth with a tissue, throw the tissue away immediately.
Wash your hands properly with hand sanitizer or alcohol-based rub or soap and water. Wash the back of your hands, your fingers, and under the nails properly for at least 20-30 seconds. Avoid using your hands to open doors as much as possible. We can carry the germs, and we might touch our faces. Use your elbows instead.
Keep a distance from a person who is coughing or sneezing. Avoid crowded spaces if possible, as you may never know who the Coronavirus infection person is around you.
Whether it is your home or your workplace, keep your surroundings clean. Make sure to keep your work desk clean. Clean it with an alcohol-based cleaner or with soap and water.
Avoid eating raw or uncooked foods. Cook your food thoroughly, especially the eggs and other meats. Try to have a healthy & balanced diet.
There is no specific antiviral treatment advised for the 2019-novel Corona infection. People who are infected with 2019-Novel Coronavirus should receive supportive care to help alleviate symptoms. For severe cases, 2019 Novel Coronavirus treatment should include care to support vital organ functions.
The 2019 Novel Coronavirus infection is not as severe in India, but it must not ignore it. A proper Coronavirus treatment should be taken if possible. Living in metropolitan cities, you are regularly exposed to crowded areas, pollution, and much more. It is always better to take care of your health by carrying out a few steps than to regret later.
We hope that everybody stays safe and healthy during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus epidemic.