All you should know about Coronavirus!

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Not Feeling Well? General Precautions That Helps:

  • Seek help early if you have a fever, cough, and a hard time breathing. But don't just drop into the nearest urgent care clinic.
  • Wear a mask properly around others if you suspect you may have the virus.
  • Don't reach for antibiotics if you happen to have some lying around from a previous illness.



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  1. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, several times a day. Use soap and water or a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol:
    • Before cooking or eating.
    • After using the bathroom.
    • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  2. Consider taking extra precautions and staying out of public places if you're over 50 years old, or have a condition, as you have a higher risk of developing the disease. Note that as of now, the highest-risk groups appear to be seniors and people with preexisting conditions like heart disease, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes.
  3. Prepare by making sure you have supplies at home in case someone gets sick and needs to be quarantined. This would include prescription medications for anyone in the family, other health supplies such as over-the-counter pain relievers, and disinfectants to clean household surfaces. Studies suggest that coronaviruses can live on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. Clean them regularly with a disinfectant to kill the virus.


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  1. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. If you have somehow come into contact with the virus, touching your face can help it enter your body.
  2. Avoid wearing a mask unless you're sick. Masks help protect others from catching the virus, but wearing one when you're healthy won't do much. You can wear them when traveling on public transport or in crowded places.
  3. Avoid travel if you have a fever. If you get sick on the flight, tell the crew immediately. When you get home, contact a health professional.
  4. Avoid traveling to affected countries- China and South Korea. For people in a higher-risk group -- seniors and people with preexisting conditions -- postponing nonessential travel to Italy, Japan, and Iran as well.
  5. Let's not panic. At this point, public health officials still say the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 is low. Taking proper precautions --wash your hands! -- and making reparations are the best things you can.

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