Simple precautionary measures to prevent Coronavirus

Pakistan, coronavirus, precautionary measures
Lahore: Panic has gripped the people across Pakistan as country confirmed first two cases of coronavirus on Wednesday evening, GNN reported.

Named as COVID-19, the virus originated in a seafood market in Wuhan that was involved in the illegal transactions of wild animals. This is being termed as the new form of coronavirus not previously identified in humans.
 


Symptoms:

 


Coronavirus can cause a range of symptoms including respiratory issues, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Mild symptoms include common cold, while more serious are likely to lead to pneumonia.

Migraines and fever are also possible, which can last for several days.

US medical experts said that symptoms from the new virus, temporarily named 2019-nCoV, may take up to 14 days to appear.
 


How to protect yourself from coronavirus:

 



As it is an infectious disease, it can be avoided to some extent by adopting these simple precautionary.

There are also some methods told by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to avoid the disease.



Wash your hands frequently

 



Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with soap and water.



Maintain social distancing
 

 


Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.



Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

 



Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
 


Practice respiratory hygiene

 



Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.



Visit Doctor Early

 



If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.