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What is Coronavirus?

This is a respiratory illness caused by a virus. It doesn’t pose a threat to your life if you don’t have an immune system deficiency, but it does cause severe complications for those who do. The virus is known as a coronavirus in the medical industry. It is the most contagious among humans, and it can cause serious illness and even death if not treated properly. Usually, the symptoms appear in the lungs, mouth, and throat, but it can also be contracted in other parts of the body.

Cure of Coronavirus

Is it like a common cold? The answer to this common question is no. Yes, it can be very annoying to experience flu-like symptoms, such as runny nose, stuffy nose, and cough, especially when you experience these symptoms often. However, this is just a manifestation of the common cold. To prevent you from contracting this virus, you need to practice good hygiene, especially when you’re at the office or in a public place. Most importantly, make sure that you sanitize your hands with a sanitizer or wash them with soap and water before you touch your face, eyes, and any other part of your body.

Coronavirus impact

We just don’t know how much this Covid19 virus will cost us in lost jobs, economic loss, and damage to our infrastructure because of how contagious this virus is. If the cases of coronavirus continue to increase, it could potentially take a huge toll on our economy, as well as our health.

Home care recommendation for patients with suspected or confirmed Coronavirus

Precautions to take at home

•  Stay in a well-ventilated single room.
•  Limit the movement within the house.
•  Avoid shared spaces.
•  Use surgical mask at all times.
•  If the mask gets wet or dirty with secretions, it must be changed immediately.
•  Cover your mouth with a tissue when coughing or Sneezing and immediately throw the tissue.
•  Keep your hands clean by using soap and water or an alcohol disinfectant.

What precautions do people taking care of COVID-19 positive patient take?

•  Only healthy people with no other health issues should take care of you.
•  The caregiver should wear a surgical mask when in the same room with you.
•  The masks should not be touched or handled during use.
•  Throw the mask away after use.
•  Clean their hands using soap and water or an alcohol disinfectant after taking the mask off.

What precautions do the people the patient live with need to take?

•  Avoid visitors while you have symptoms.
•  Household members should stay in a different room or if that is not possible, maintain a distance of at least 1 meter.
•  Hand must be cleaned before and after preparing food, before eating, after using the toilet, and whenever hands look dirty.

What should a patient do if any person he/she has met develops symptoms?

•  Have the persons contact your local doctor to be checked.

Does patient need to make any special arrangements at home?

•  Dust bins should be lined with plastic bags and the bags tied before throwing.
•  Use a diluted solution (1-part household bleach to 99 parts water) to clean bedside bathroom, toilet, surfaces tables, bedframes, and other bedroom furniture once a day.
•  Place used linen in a laundry bag. Do not shake soiled laundry and avoid direct contact of the skin and clothes with the contaminated material.
•  Wash clothes, bedclothes, bath and hand towels, etc. using regular laundry soap and water or machine wash at 60-90°C with common household detergent and dry thoroughly.