New Delhi, January 30, 2020: With nearly 6056 cases deducted in across 18 countries and 136 deaths reported until now, coronavirus is heading to become a global epidemic. The deaths from the current strain have outnumbered the 2003 SARS outbreak. With outbreaks all across the world, India is also in the grip. Three cases of virus infection have been deducted in national capital of the country. With cure still remaining off-shore, prevention seems only way to keep yourself safe from getting infected.
There are number of symptoms which can indicate the infection from the virus. These involve runny nose, headache, sore throat, cough and fever. It can also lead to respiratory infections like pneumonia and bronchitis. These symptoms can appear in a day or two after contracting infection. Sometimes these remain dormant for around 14 days after the exposure.
In order to prevent coronavirus infection one should wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. In case of unavailability of soap, hand sanitizer can be used. Also avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Simultaneously keeping distance with people who are sick is essential. In case of sickness one should avoid going to public places as the illness could spread in others.
In case you get infected
If you notice symptoms of the infection it is better to call the certified medical practitioner right away. Also it is suggested try to avoid contact with others as they can also get infected. It is important that you cover your mouth from tissue while coughing or sneezing. Keep washing your hands frequently with soap and water. Avoid contact of your body fluids with others. Avail medical treatment and remain isolated till you get cured.