What is CoronaVirus, How did it start and how big it could be?
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
What are the Symptoms of Coronavirus and How it Spread ?
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of :
1. Cough 2. Fever 3. Tiredness 4. Difficulty Breathing (Severe Cases)
The virus that causes COVID-19 probably emerged from an animal source, but is now spreading from person to person. The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads
HOW IT SPREADS
How to Protect Yourself from Coronavirus?
People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions. Preventing the spread of germs will help protect you and the children in your school/center. Take these steps and teach kids and their families to do the same:
Wash your hands :
Often with soap and water, or clean them with an alcohol-based sanitizer. This kills viruses on your hands.
Practice Social Distancing:
Because you can have and spread the virus without knowing it, you should stay home as much as possible. If you do have to go out, stay at least 6 feet away from others.
Don’t Touch Your Face. :
Coronaviruses can live on surfaces you touch for several hours. If they get on your hands and you touch your eyes, nose, or mouth, they can get into your body.
Clean and disinfect:
You can clean first with soap and water, but disinfect surfaces you touch often, like tables, doorknobs, light switches, toilets, faucets, and sinks. Use a mix of household bleach and water (1/3 cup bleach per gallon of water, or 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water) or a household cleaner that’s approved to treat SARS-CoV-2
Why Quarantine is Important ?
If you have traveled from an affected area, there may be restrictions on your movements for up to 2 weeks. If you develop symptoms during that period (fever, cough, trouble breathing), seek medical advice. Call the office of your health care provider before you go, and tell them about your travel and your symptoms. They will give you instructions on how to get care without exposing other people to your illness. While sick, avoid contact with people, don’t go out and delay any travel to reduce the possibility of spreading illness to others.
It is also important that anyone with symptoms should stay at home for at least 7 days. If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. This applies to everyone, regardless of whether they have travelled abroad.
CGC Jhanjeri Amids Covid19 Lockdown by starting Online Classes for Students Studying Remotely and Staying Engaged with the College!
There’s a wide range of digital tools and services to help you study remotely. We provide all kinds of support to help you study effectively off-campus. Get advice on time management, reading and note taking, presenting to a group and plenty of other useful skills on the Academic Skills page.