The deadly coronavirus has reached my city Noida now. A renowned school in Noida, where children of the patient study, was fumigated on Tuesday. Everyone who attended a birthday party hosted by the patient last Friday in Agra is also under surveillance . Dr Anurag Bhargava, CMO Gautam Buddh Nagar, said that advisory has been issued to schools and offices in the suspected area to approach hospitals if there are concerns.
COVID-19 has already taken many lives across the globe. More than 3,000 in the mainland China, 26 in South Korea, 34 in Italy, 66 in Iran, eight in Japan, two in France, two in Hong Kong, two in the United States, and many many more.
The virus has even reached the Vice President of Iran and the famous cruise ship Diamond Princess in the middle of the ocean. This clearly indicates that the virus has a vast reach. Therefore, India should gear up and start taking immediate steps. Many Indian students were evacuated from Wuhan by an Air India plane. Indians have come from Japan’s Diamond Princess ship as well.
In India, three cases were discovered in Kerala, and were discharged later. But now, according to the Health Ministry, one case in Delhi, one in Telegana, and one in Jaipur have been identified as of now, and the number might rise any time.
Covid-19’s story begins from a city in China (Wuhan). Right now, the city is completely locked down, and has been completely isolated from mainland China. Coronavirus has been renamed COVID-19 by the WHO (World Health Organisation). Many say this virus has come from bats, snakes, etc. Many even say that the virus was discovered accidentally in a research lab. The worldwide death toll has topped 3,000 in China and the number of cases tops 89,000 in about 70 countries. This may even rise soon.
Both the viruses SARS in 2003 and COVID-19 in 2020 were quite shocking for China and the whole world, but their actions were immediate to control the viruses too. For instance, they constructed a hospital for the virus victims within a week in Wuhan itself and industries have been shutdown. Due to rapid spread of the virus globally, the whole world suffers not only health wise, but economically too, many countries’ stock market has crashed, imports and exports supply has been completely shut, and the travel and tourism sector has been hit by virus as well.
Tokyo Olympics 2020, too, might get postponed, as might many other sports tournaments. Ultimately, every sector is suffering now: business is down, Sensex and Nifty are down etc. This year, we might also have recession because of the virus.
First and foremost, don’t panic because of the virus.
Since corona virus is large in size, with a cell diameter of 400-500 micro, so any mask can prevent its entry. Hence, there is no need to exploit pharmacists to trade with muzzles.
The virus does not settle in the air, but on the ground. So, it is not transmitted via air.
The corona virus, when it falls on a metal surface, will live for 12 hours. So, washing your hands with soap and water well will do the trick.
Coronavirus, when it falls on fabrics, stays for 9 hours. So, washing clothes or exposing them to the sun for two hours is enough to kill the virus.
The virus lives on your hands for 10 minutes. So, keeping an alcohol sanitiser in your pocket is enough for the purpose of prevention.
Don’t make any physical contact with others, because the virus can be shared through contamination. Therefore, wash your hands regularly with a sanitiser and use your Indian traditional (namaskar) way of greeting instead of a handshake.
Don’t touch animals like dogs on streets.
The Indian government has also placed restrictions on foreign passports and visa so that the reach of the virus can be minimised.
If the virus is exposed to a temperature of 26-27°C, it will get killed. It cannot live in hot areas. Also, drinking hot water and exposure to the sun is good enough.
Staying away from ice creams and cold food is important. Gargling with warm water and salt kills tonsils and prevents them from leaking into the lungs. The Ministry of AYUSH has advised Arsenicem ALBUM 30 as a precautionary homeopathic medicine against COVID-19.
Adhering to these instructions is sufficient to prevent the virus. We can hope for the summer season to arrive soon, so that this virus gets killed automatically.
BE SMART. BE SAFE. BE ALERT. ALWAYS.