What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus or COVID-19 is a novel virus that consists of a large family of viruses, which mainly affect the respiratory or the gastrointestinal tract of a human being. The first case of coronavirus was discovered in Wuhan City, China. This virus, just like any other virus, originates from animals.
The symptoms of coronavirus can be both mild and severe. It can begin from a small case of fever and in some cases, it can become fatal. Other symptoms include
- Running nose
- Difficulties in breathing
- Chest pain
- Weak immune system
- Multiple organ failure
- Kidney diseases
Steps to Prepare for Coronavirus
The fact that there is no form of vaccine or medication available to cure or prevent something as serious and consequential as Coronavirus is a matter of great severity. Despite this, people have the chance to prevent themselves from getting the symptoms, through a few routine changes in their lifestyle, such as:
- Sanitize and disinfect frequently used items at homes and offices such as beds, doorknobs, chairs, remote controllers, computers, couches, mobile phones, cars etc.
- Touching your face, mouth, and nose with unwashed and/or dirty hands should be completely avoided.
- Hands should be washed with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, rigorously.
- Flu shots should be given to people who have a pre-existing medical condition, including children and older people who are more prone to catching viruses.
- While coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth with a tissue or a piece of cloth. The used tissue should be immediately thrown in a closed dustbin.
Chemicals and Supplies Needed
In order to safeguard oneself from becoming susceptible to coronavirus, there is a list of important chemicals and supplies that one should have in their house to deal with any urgent case of emergency. The items are as follows:
- Medical masks
- Extra face masks
- Antibacterial soap
- Hand sanitizer
- Tissues and toilet paper
- Minimum 30 days supply of prescribed medicines
- First aid kit to treat small, common injuries
- Cough and cold medicines
- Disinfectant sprayer
- Pain relievers
Should I Still Go on Vacation?
Deciding to go on a vacation at a time when there has been an outbreak of an endemic disease in more than 50 countries, across the globe, could be a topic of debate. Studies have shown that there has been a cutback on the demand for international travel. During the time of a large-scale crisis that is spread universally, people should avoid planning a vacation, to keep themselves away from the risk of getting severely ill.
Around 92000 cases of Coronavirus have been detected from all over the word. And, more than 3000 death cases have been reported because of it. Such numbers only portray the fact that the virus is rising at an unpredictable and uncertain rate. This makes it all the more important for people to be more cautious of their surroundings and develop routines to live a more hygienic lifestyle at their homes and at work, to stay away from viruses, bacteria, and germs.