The deadly coronavirus had started spreading in Wuhan, China ever since December 2019. This virus is known to cause a disease named COVID-19 that has spread rapidly in at least 185 countries. Following are some of the facts and precautions you need to know about this fatal virus.
The older people suffering from any serious underlying medical conditions are known to be at a higher risk of being infected by COVID-19.
To date, there is no evidence that wildlife, pets or livestock can transmit the fatal disease to a human. Studies are still going on to see if a human can pass it on to the pets.
There is a possibility that 70 - 80% of the people may suffer from mild symptoms or no symptoms at all, but still, they may be infected.
Scientists are still trying to come up with a vaccine that can effectively fight the coronavirus. But it will take a long time before it is available to the general public.
Wash your hands from time to time with soap and water for around 20 seconds, especially if you had gone outside and also before eating. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can also act as an alternative to soap and water to disinfect your hands.
When your hands are unwashed, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
You should stand maintaining a distance of at least 6-ft with other people and avoid contact with sick people.
Stay at home as much as possible.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow, rather than into your hands.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.