The first case of coronavirus pandemic was reported in India on January 30, the virus originated from China. In just one and a half months, the number has increased to 195. A total of 195 cases of coronavirus have been reported on 19 March, out of which 4 have already died, but 20 patients have also fully recovered.
On Sunday 22 March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a full lockdown or Janata curfew, but when the situation was not under control, the lockdown was extended to 14 April for the next 21 days. The situation seemed to be under control after a week of the announcement, everyone thought that we could now beat the coronovirus epidemic in these 21 days but in the recent past week an incident took place at Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi Nizamuddin. This phenomenon has completely come to dominate the country. After this incident the number of cases in India is increasing on a daily basis. There are now a total of 5,194 active cases in India, of which 149 have already been died, but the good news is that 403 have fully recovered, but India still has 4,643 active cases and this number is now continuously increasing is.
COVID-19 CASES IN INDIA
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- Regularly wash your hand
- Cover your mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing
- If you are taking care of someone who is sick, then stay 6 feet away from that person as this the distance virus can catch while coughing and sneezing.
- Avoid close contact with anyone appearing the symptoms like coughing and sneezing.
- Avoid touching your other parts of the body such as eyes, nose, mouth…
- Avoid handshake with your friends and colleagues.
- stay home when you sick
- Clean always frequently touched objects or surfaces from a regular household cleaning spray and wipe.
- Dry Cough
- Shortness of breath
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Pressure or pain in the chest
In extreme cases
- Severe acute respiratory syndrome
- Kidney failure
Q&A ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
1. How does coronavirus testing work? And, what does it include?
The COVID-19 test does not include any blood tests. While this includes a sore throat or nasal swab check for infection. After sampling, the doctors posted at the nodal hospitals can assess your physical health whether hospitalization is required or not. If not, you may be asked to remain isolated at home. But if the case is positive, then you must remain in quarantine for at least 14 days until recovery.
2. What will have to be done for testing of COVID-19 in India? Or, how to test for coronavirus?
If you want to get tested for coronavirus in India, you can call the Union Health Ministry’s 24*7 toll-free number 01123978046. You can also mail your queries to [email protected] Your local district monitoring officer will visit you shortly and if the chance of infection is high, you may be taken to the nearest designated hospital for testing. We would not recommend you to use public transport as the government has set up separate ambulances for transportation.
3. Can you get infected again after recovering from the virus?
It has not yet been disclosed because a report states that some people in China re-attach to the virus after recovering from it. However, it has not been clear whether the person has fully recovered from the virus. “Because the virus needs at least 15 days to change a phase and “It’s not known how many of these changes would be needed for the virus to seem different enough to the immune system of someone who had a previous version of it for it to cause a fresh infection”, Says Scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
4. Can Wearing Masks Protect Us From Coronavirus?
“The mask is mandatory for those who are infected with the virus or are taking care of a COVID-19 patient”, the WHO said. A disposal face mask can only be used once. Do not repeat the mask once used. Do not waste the mask if you are not ill but always wear a mask when suffering from cough and sneeze.
5. People with weakened immune systems can easily get infected with this virus?
Yes, this is true. And, it is not only for this virus, but a weakened immune system can easily be infected with any virus. Experts say that the high immune system reduces the chances of infection. The WHO stated that the two major groups of people affected by the disease are the elderly and those with underlying medical conditions. The immune system is weakened in older people and has a tough time-fighting COVID-19. People who already have an underlying health condition like heart disease, diabetes or lung disease have a taxed immune system and cannot fight off the infection. However, you need to take the necessary precautions even if you are young and healthy.
If you have more questions about Coronavirus, feel free to write in the comments below, we would be happy to answer them all.