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General Information and Precaution of Corona Virus(COVID-19

What is corona? It is respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) corona virus.

Symptoms

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

How COVID-19 Spreads

1. Person-to-person spread

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • 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.

2. Spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects

It 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 to protect yourself

The followings are techniques suggested by WHO to protect yourself:

  1. Stand back.  Try to stay clear of people who are coughing or sneezing at least 3 feet away from people who may be sick.
  2. Wash your hands frequently. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds every time.
  3. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if you don’t have access to soap and water.
  4. Avoid touching your face. You can easily transmit the virus from your hands to your mouth, nose, or eyes without even realizing it.
  5. Stay home. You may hear this called “social isolation.” Staying away from groups of people may help you avoid being exposed.

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