Coronaviruses are a huge family of viruses that may cause illness in animals or humans. In people, different coronaviruses are recognized to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recent find out coronavirus causes COVID-19.
The COVID-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) outbreak which began in Wuhan, China earlier this year has now spread across the globe, As of today, there have been more than 1,98,422 confirmed cases of the coronavirus around the world, with 7,987 deaths and 82,762 recovered.
The number of Coronavirus cases touched 143 in India, out of which total deaths are 3, recovered people are 14 and active cases are 126. The country is slowly moving towards a complete shutdown as governments across the states ordered the closure of schools, colleges, malls, cinema halls and discourages people from attending large public gatherings.
The most common symptoms of coronavirus(COVID-19) are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. Few patients may have aches and pains, runny nose, nasal congestion, diarrhea, or sore throat. The above-mentioned symptoms are generally mild and begin gradually. Few people get infected but they do not develop any symptoms and do not feel unwell.
Mostly 80% of people recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Nearly 1 out of every 6 people who get this disease becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty in breathing. Older people and those who are lying under medical problems like high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart problems, are more likely to develop serious illness.
How Long is the Incubation Period for COVID-19?
The time between catching the virus and beginning to have symptoms of the disease is called the incubation period. Most estimate that the incubation period for this disease ranging is from 1-14 days, most commonly around 5 days.
How does Coronavirus spread
People can catch this virus from others who have the virus COVID-19. The virus can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with this disease is coughing or exhaling.
Then these droplets fall on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch this virus by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose, or mouth.
People can also catch this virus if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. That is why it is important to maintain social distances. There are different ways you can prepare yourself if an outbreak occurs around your area.
Coronavirus Precautions to be Taken
- The first, and most important thing is to remain calm and stay updated with what’s happening around you.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water as it kills viruses that may be on your hands.
- Maintain social distances and try to avoid going to crowded places as there are high chances of getting infected by the virus.
- If you are an older person or have diabetes, heart, or lung disease, if possible avoid traveling to places.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth. Once dirty hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose, or mouth. From there, the COVID-19 virus can enter your body and can make you fall sick.
- You can use a regular household disinfectant to clean the objects and surfaces that you touch during the day.
- Stay home if you feel unwell. Seek medical attention and call in advance if you have a fever, cough, and difficulty in breathing.
For prevention use the products listed below
N95 Respirator Masks
A mask certified as N95 can filter out around 95% of airborne particles, which sounds good enough to filter out coronaviruses. But the N95 respirator mask will only grant total protection if it’s tightly sealed to your face.
If you are wearing a mask, it should fit perfectly in order to offer any real protection. But if you’re in a high-risk zone or you’re taking care of someone infected with COVID-19, you should buy and wear one. Respiratory masks such as Gokart N95 or Venus V-4400 are there for you and your’s family safety.
Whenever possible wash your hands with soap and water because handwashing reduces the amounts of all types of germs and chemicals on hands. But if soap and water are not there or not available in the market, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.
Hand sanitizers that are alcohol-based can swiftly reduce the number of microbes on hands in some situations, but sanitizers do not eliminate all types of germs.
Hand sanitizers should be kept out of the reach of young children. As consuming it is harmful to the children. It should be used with adult supervision. Products like Purell, Niks, or Oriley are the best hand sanitizers.
You can use a regular household disinfectant to clean the objects and surfaces that you touch during the day.
Hand gloves can help protect you by allowing you to touch contaminated surfaces in public while avoiding your hands coming into direct contact with potential viruses or bacteria. As the virus can still be transferred to your gloves, so make sure not to touch your mouth, nose, or face with gloves.
It provides maximum protection from chemicals, soap detergent, and dirt and helps to keep your hands as soft as ever. It is suitable for dishwashing, cleaning the kitchen, kitchen sinks, cleaning the bathroom, cleaning the toilet, washing clothes, and doing other household chores.