The do's and don'ts of coronavirus

  • 09/02/2020

What Should You Know About The Coronavirus?

With the coronavirus outbreak in news all over the world, here is everything you need to know, including some important steps to protect yourself.

What is the coronavirus?
Coronavirus is a family of viruses that cause different types of illnesses. In the current outbreak, there is a new strain of this virus called the “2019-nCov” that causes cold and fever-like symptoms.

How does it spread?
This virus can spread from contact with infected people or by touching objects used by infected people and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

Where did the current outbreak start?
The current outbreak started in the Wuhan city of China in December 2019.

What is India doing to fight the virus?
India is strictly screening all people who are returning from China, as well as people who have frequently visited China in the past.

The government is screening people at major Indian airports in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Cochin.

People suspected to have the virus are being monitored carefully in hospitals.

What can you do to protect yourself against the virus?
Here are some important things you can do to protect yourself:

One major development in this coronavirus outbreak is that scientists are making progress in creating a vaccine. China released the DNA code of the virus immediately after they detected it, and this has helped scientists.

Science is a great tool in our hands to help improve health and well-being around the world. Whenever we’re faced with a virus outbreak like this, it is important to stay calm and exercise precautionary measures diligently!

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