“Prevention is better than cure”
In 2019, a new virus in the name of Coronavirus was identified as a result of a disease outbreak originated in Wuhan city, China. It was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. This virus has sent the World superpowers to a state of lockdown and panic. It has crashed economies and broken healthcare systems, filled hospitals and emptied spaces. It has mostly separated people from their workplaces and disrupted the society on a scale that most living people never witnessed. Coronaviruses are the family of viruses that can cause illnesses such as cold, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). The virus is now known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-coV-2).
Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 may appear two to 14 days after exposure and can include fever, cough and difficulty in breathing. Other symptoms may include tiredness, aches, runny nose and sore throat. People who are older or have existing chronic medical conditions, such as heart or lungs disease or diabetes, may be at higher risk of this illness.
It spreads from one person to another, particularly among those in close contact. It can be spread by respiratory droplets released, when someone with the virus coughs or sneezes. It also spreads if a person, after touching a surface which has virus exposure, touches his mouth, nose or eyes.
To protect yourself from the novel Coronavirus, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. You can also use alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. As there is no vaccine available to prevent the new coronavirus, you can take steps to reduce the risk of infection. This disease can be prevented by social distancing such as avoiding mass gatherings or avoiding close contact with anyone having the symptoms. Many countries such as India, USA, Italy, Spain, Japan, etc. have declared lockdown to fight against this deadly virus.