Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic:
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by a novel coronavirus, which later named as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2; nCoV-2019). It was first identified in the City of Wuhan, China after the cases of respiratory illness outbreak observed. Later on, in January the COVID- 19 outbreak was declared a health emergency by WHO, and by March it became a global pandemic.
COVID- 19 mostly affects people with the lower immune systems, diabetic patients, mostly to an older person aging more than 60 years and having health issues like heart or lung diseases.
Mode of Contamination –
- It transmits from person to person by any physical contamination with a sick person.
- It also can spread via cough and sneezes of an infected person
- Touching contaminated objects or surfaces can also transmit COVID- 19.
Primary Symptoms of COVID-19 – respiratory issues, cough, shortening of breath and difficulties in breathing, fever, and fatigue.
Secondary Symptoms – an infected person gets pneumonia and severe acute respiratory disorders.
Tertiary Symptoms – Failure of organs and even death.
Methods to Prevent COVID -19 –
- Wash your hands often with hand wash and use sanitizer.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Wear a mask to cover your mouth and nose.
- Maintain social distancing and avoid crowded places.
- Avoid any kind of contamination from the affected persons.
- Cover nose and mouth while sneezing and coughing.
- Disinfect the touched surfaces and objects frequently.
- Spread awareness and break the chain of transmission.
There is no such vaccine is discovered so whenever you experience any mild cases that are the primary symptoms of COVID- 19, immediately seek to medical attention.
If you are at lower risk then opt for self-isolation and rest in your home. Pay keen attention to any changes in your health and consult your health provider immediately when needed.
Low risk isn’t any risk, even the young people are vulnerable to this pandemic, they can get infected and also can transmit the infection to others being the carrier of the COVID- 19 viruses.
It is better to stay at home to stop the contamination, so it is the right way to avoid group gatherings and religious events. If you still want to go out for groceries or for medical emergencies maintain a minimum distance of 1m from people to reduce any off chance of COVID- 19 transmissions.
Do your part by protecting yourself and aware others, as a small gathering or any group activity can spread COVID- 19.
It may sound strange to self-isolate, but it is the smartest thing to carry out. Moreover, you can stay connected socially through social networking options being distant physically.
Follow national health advice while heading out at the needed time and stay safe.
Together we can, and we will fight and break COVID- 19 transmission chain.