Most commonly known as the COVID-19, the ‘novel’ coronavirus is a new form of a virus that branches from the same genre of viruses such as SARS; which stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Stemming from the city of Wuhan, China this virus has turned into a pandemic. As of now, there is no vaccine available that treats COVID-19.
A pandemic is a disease that has spread globally. According to the World Health Organization, a pandemic is defined as a “global outbreak of a disease for which there is no immunity in humans.” As of now, the Coronavirus is a pandemic that has taken thousands of lives and affected millions of people. In such times, one must protect themselves and their loved ones from falling prey to the illness.
The virus is said to exist in the form of droplets. While more research is in process, medical professionals stated that a virus only activates once it enters the body of a living organism. Here are a few precautionary measures that will help protect you and your loved ones from the Coronavirus:
If you have been tested positive for the COVID-19 disease, adopt self-isolation for 2 weeks. Whether you can do this at home, or require a quarantine facility to stop the spread of this disease by maintaining a distance from your family, friends, and strangers. Since the virus can be transferred through the cough or sneeze of an infected person, social contact acts as a crucial factor when it comes to the spread of this pandemic.