Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19);What should we do?

Corona virus has spread in 102 countries and regions of the world. The virus has been identified in three bodies till now in Bangladesh. More than three thousand people have already died of the virus worldwide. There are more than one lakh in the infected state. However, many researchers believe that the number of people infected can be up to five times that.

The World Health Organization analyzed data from 4,000 patients, saying that only 5 percent of the victims have mild symptoms. About 5 percent of the body’s symptoms appear in moderate to moderate. On the other hand, only 1 percent of people with Coronavirus get seriously ill.

About 1 to 2 percent of people infected with the virus die. Although this rate is not credible. Because thousands of people are still under treatment, some of whom may die. So the death rate can rise further. There are no specific figures for how many people have been exposed to mild symptoms. Taking them into account, the death rate can be further reduced.

According to the World Health Organization, about 1 billion people are infected with the virus each year in the world. Out of this, 2 lakh 90 thousand to 6.5 lakh people die. Each year, the magnitude of the virus changes.

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

What are the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every

6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

How does Coronavirus (COVID-19) spread?

People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. This is why it is important to stay more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from a person who is sick.

WHO is assessing ongoing research on the ways COVID-19 is spread and will continue to share updated findings.

How to Protect & stay safe from Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that, “Bangladesh has enough capability to face coronavirus and we’ll do that. There’s nothing to be worried,”
She also said, “Government is monitoring the situation round the clock and will take immediate appropriate steps if any problem arises in any place. All have to remain neat and clean and follow the instructions of the health ministry,”

For any suspected case of the novel virus, people have been advised to contact the control room of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) through hotline numbers — 01937110011, 019370009111, 01927711784 and 01927711785.

The following is a list of protective measures advised by the World Health Organization to stay safe from the COVID-19.

1. Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

2. Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

3. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

4. Practise respiratory hygiene

Practise respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

5. If you have fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, seek medical care early.

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

6. Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.
References: World Health Organization,Health Ministry,BBC,Prothom Alo.

For any suspected case of the novel virus, people have been advised to contact the control room of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) through hotline numbers — 01937110011, 019370009111, 01927711784 and 01927711785.

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