Coronavirus Protection Tips: How Bad Is It?

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Every single person now has heard something or the other regarding the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) that eventually started in China and has now spread to many other parts of the world, including the US. Some people have heard that the virus is deadly, and on the other hand sanitizers, masks, and tissues are running out of stock. But nobody knows how bad it is or what they should do about it. Below is an overview of COVID-19, how it started, and all the Coronavirus protection tips you should know.

COVID-19 has panicked the entire world due to its rapid spread. There are over 590,000 actives cases of Coronavirus across the whole world. Since the Coronavirus has started, the death toll of the people has crossed 39000. Coronavirus has spread across 199 different countries, including Italy and China, which have the highest percentage of people infected. There are no particular cures for Coronaviruses, but then again, symptoms and problems can be treated.

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History: What Is Coronavirus? (The Chinese Virus)

Coronavirus is a family of different viruses. This is carried from animals like bats, snakes, rats, and other lizards. The virus spreads rapidly within a matter of seconds. There are two types of coronavirus; the first one is known as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, while the other one is a Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. A few symptoms of coronavirus include dry coughing, fever, vomiting, tiredness, neck and body pain, and severe headache.

Coronavirus and China: How Did It Spread?

People believe that the virus first spread from the wet market of Wuhan, which is popular in selling all kinds of living and dead animals like birds and fish. Hygiene standards are not met in such areas due to which the risk of diseases transmitted from animals to humans is possible. The primary animal source is yet unidentified, but still, people believe that it first occurred from bats.

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Concluding, humans first got the virus from animals, which later spread from human to human. Health officials do not know what animal exactly caused COVID-19.

The COVID-19 virus has many sources to spread. Fluids from cough and touching an infected person can spread the virus rapidly. Even if a person reaches something which an infected person touched before then, the infection can quickly spread.

The number of cases in China has decreased but are still present. It is spreading expeditiously to other countries as well. Since China is the only nation in the world that has recovered and won this war against this virus, it has offered help to other countries.

Countries and Infected People

  • China has confirmed 81,518 infected cases and around 3,305 deaths. China ranks on 3rd in terms of deaths due to COVID-19 after the situation in Italy got out of control.   
  • Italy has reported 101,739 infected cases, whereas the death rate has reached to 11,591 people.  
  • In the United States, 164,359 cases have been found, and 3,173 people have died.
  • Iran has reached to 44,605 infected cases, and the death toll has reached 2,898 people.
  • Spain reported 94,417 where 8,189 people have died.
  • In France, 44,550 cases have been found, out of which 3,024 people have died.
  • The United Kingdom has 22,141 infected cases, of which 1,408 have died.

Other places where COVID-19 infected people are found include Hong Kong, Belgium, Germany. Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Malaysia, Canada, Afghanistan, Macau, Algeria, Bahrain, Austria, Brazil, Cambodia, Russia, Spain, Oman, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Thailand, Singapore, Turkey, Finland, Egypt, India, Iraq, Switzerland and many more. Spain’s María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma, becomes the first royal to die due to Covid-19.

Symptoms of Coronavirus

COVID-19 symptoms can be very mild or severe too. It may take 2 to 14 days to develop symptoms. Symptoms may include:

  • Fever
  • Dry coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vomiting
  • Neck pain
  • Headache
  • Tiredness

People who have a weak immune system may face severe symptoms as compared to others, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. The majority of the infected cases currently include adults. There is no such evidence yet that children have a higher risk of getting exposed to the virus. But still, every person should keep themselves safe and prevent the deadly virus.

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A very few cases may also face respiration issues, death, or even kidney failure due to COVID-19. In case of a fever or cough, you should urgently contact a doctor. It’s better to call them first rather than visiting the clinic on your own.

While speaking to the relevant doctor, you must tell him all the symptoms and places you visited in the past 14 days. Your travel history must also be defined. In case you feel that recently you have contacted a person facing COVID-19, than you should report that to him as well. The doctor will then recommend further steps that you may take.

Best Coronavirus Prevention Tips from COVID-19

As mentioned that people still haven’t discovered how to cure the symptoms, but you can always prevent it from happening. There are many COVID-19 prevention tips that will help you stay away from COVID-19. The less the cases, the quicker the world will recover from this problem. Read below to find out the best Coronavirus protection tips and ways to keep your kids safe from coronavirus:

  1. Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds and try to keep them clean. If you blow your nose or cough instantly wash your hands. Even if you come back home from a public place, wash your hands properly with soap.
  2. If you go somewhere outside where soap and water are not available, carry a sanitizer along. Make sure that your hand sanitizer contains around 60% alcohol. Cover your hand with the sanitizer and rub it till it dries out.
  3. If you haven’t washed your hands, avoid touching your face, nose, or even eyes.
  4. Keep distance from every person. Stand at least 6 feet apart from every person you talk to.
  5. Wear a mask to stay safe from infected people in your community when you go out.

How to Protect Others from The Virus

In case you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, then try to keep others safe as well by following the below steps:

  1. Stay in bed and away from your family members as well
  2. Only go out if you need medical help.
  3. Cover your mouth when you cough and wash your hands instantly.
  4. If you use a tissue to cover your mouth while sneezing or coughing, then instantly throw away the used tissue in a dust bin.
  5. If you go somewhere outside where soap and water are not available, carry a sanitizer along. Make sure that your hand sanitizer contains around 60% alcohol. Cover your hand with the sanitizer and rub it till it dries out.
  6. Wear a mask if you are sick
  7. Wash places where you have touched to keep it disinfected

Can You Travel During The Coronavirus Outbreak?

It has been recommended by experts that people should avoid traveling during this outbreak. Below is a list of places where people should avoid going. If a person has stayed in one of these places, he would not be allowed to enter the US or any other country:

  1. Iran
  2. China
  3. Several European countries
  4. Ireland
  5. The United Kingdom

In case you have traveled to any of the places mentioned above, you should instantly contact a doctor. In case you are in any of these countries, then you should avoid meeting people and prevent animals dead or alive. Stay away from any animal markets or crowded places.

Wash your hands as much as you can. In case you are not at home, try using sanitizers, which contain a high percentage of alcohol.

Final Words

The world is facing severe economic crises due to the lockdown of many countries. Shops, supermarkets, schools, and other public places have been shut down to prevent the virus any further. Strict measures must be taken to avoid COVID-19 from spreading so people can go back to their regular routine. If the situation continues, the world will face many severe social and economic crises.

Now, as we know, that the COVID-19 outbreak has taken the lives of many; therefore, you must prevent such things from happening. Coronavirus is nothing to panic about, but it’s better to keep yourself safe from it.

Keep yourself and your hands clean as much as possible to prevent it from spreading. If you have someone in your family whose immune system is weak, then they should be asked to be more alert. Ask them to wear a mask as they are at higher risk from the virus.

Avoid going to any crowded or public places if your community is facing the outbreak. You never know who in that contact is infected to COVID-19.

For the past several years I have worked as an Academic and Content writer. Apart from work, I am currently an ACCA student. People find me to be an upbeat, self-motivated team player with excellent communication skills. I am passionate about my work. Because I love what I do, I have a steady source of motivation that drives me to do my best. Thanks to my previous experience, the passion led me to challenge myself daily and learn new skills that helped me to perform even better.

1 Comment

  1. Home Plix

    Hi buddy,
    This is now so important to clean up ourselves properly. The safety tips you shared really awesome! Now, this is so important for us to always be clean. Great work, thanks for sharing your amazing blog.


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