Coronaviruses (CoV) are a broad family of viruses that cause diseases ranging from common cold to more serious diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a modern strain previously unexplained in humans.
Coronavirus is zoonotic, mainly it is spread between animals and humans. Health Minister tweeted the State Wise Coronavirus Helpline Numbers for instant support.
Coronavirus State Wise Helpline Numbers
Below given is the list of all COVID19 Helpline numbers from various States/UTs. Keep it handy and use it immediately if any case occurs.
|SL NO||STATE & UT||HELPLINE NUMBER|
|29||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||03192-232102|
|31||Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu||104|
How Coronavirus Spreads?
Below highlighted points shows that in what way Covid 19 spreads:
- Among people in close contact with each other
- Respiration droplets formed while an infected individual is coughing or sneezing.
- People are considered to be more infectious when they're most (the sickest) symptomatic.
- This spread could be possible until patients report symptoms; records have been made of this happening in the latest coronavirus, although this is not known to be the main form the virus spread.
- A human might be able to get COVID-19 by contacting a surface or item that has the virus on it and then contacting their own mouth, nose, or probably eyes, although this is not considered to be the primary way the virus spreads.
Within the coming days, scientists of Israel are scheduled to declare that they have completed development of a new coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine.
Symptoms of Coronavirus
Recorded diseases varied in cases of reported coronavirus disease from mild symptoms to serious illness and death (COVID-19). 2019. The symptoms below may occur 2-14 days after infection.
- Severe Cough, Fever and Shortness of breath
- Repeated chest pain
- Bluish skin and lips
- Pneumonia is one of the major symptoms that can be caused by infection.
- Severe respiratory syndrome
- Kidney failure is also the crucial symptoms of Coronavirus
Preventive Measures for Coronavirus
There is no coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine available at present. It's safer to stop being exposed to this virus to prevent disease. Below stated are the some of preventive measures to protect yourself.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, particularly after
- you are coming from a public area or touching any place or surface
- Use a Hand Sanitizer and keep it always with you
- Avoid rubbing unwashed hands to the head, nose and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are infected
- If COVID-19 is spreading throughout your community, maintain distance between yourself and other citizens.
- If you are sick, it's better to stay at home and protect yourself from being affected
- If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or a mask
- Use a face mask whenever you are going to a crowded area
- Drink warm water and try to stay under the sun, it will kill the virus if you are infected
- Avoid eating outside or roadside foods and try to eat fresh foods
- Try to maintain a strong immune system that is the best preventive measure of Covid-19
How to know whether you are infected or not?
A doctor in Thailand suggested an easy trick to test yourself. Which will let you know whether you are safe or infected.
- Take a deep breath and hold it for 10-15 seconds
- In this duration, if you face some problems like chest pain or cough, then it is confirmed that you are infected.
- If this case occurs it is suggested to you to contact your nearest doctor immediately.
What to do if you are infected?
If you are infected with COVID-19, follow the measures below to help keep the disease from spreading to others in your home and neighbourhood.
- If you are infected with Covid 19 it is recommended to stay at home and avoid to go outside
- Avoid to go to a public area and stop using public transportation services
- You can stay in a particular room as far as possible, far away from any people in your house. If available you can also use a separate toilet.
- When you are infected with COVID-19, you must avoid interaction with pets and other animals.
- Call the healthcare provider immediately, which helps the healthcare provider to take action in order to avoid contamination or exposure to others.
- Always use a facemask if you are infected and stop sharing any personal items or food in the public or among the loved one
- Clean your personal area and high touch surfaces of your house every day.
- Patients with reported COVID-19 will stay under precautions for home isolation until the risk of secondary transmission to others is deemed to be minimal.
52 Labs in India to get Self Tested
The Indian Medical Research Council (ICMR) has an authorised list of 52 laboratories where people suspected of having novel symptoms of coronavirus (Covid-19) can be examined. Scroll down and get the full list of the same.
1. Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati
2. Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
3. GMC, Anantapur, AP
Andaman & Nicobar islands
4. Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar
5. Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati
6. Regional Medical Research Center, Dibrugarh
7. Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna
8. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh
9. All India Institute Medical Sciences, Raipur
10. All India Institute Medical Sciences, Delhi
11. National Centre for Disease Control, Delhi
12. BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad
13. M.P.Shah Government Medical College, Jamnagar
14. Pt. B.D. Sharma Post Graduate Inst. of Med. Sciences, Rohtak
15. BPS Govt Medical College, Sonipat
16. Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
17. Dr.Rajendra Prasad Govt. Med. College, Kangra, Tanda, HP
Jammu and Kashmir
18. Sher‐e‐ Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar
19. Government Medical College, Jammu
20. MGM Medical College, Jamshedpur
21. Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore
22. National Institute of Virology Field Unit Bangalore
23. Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, Mysore
24. Hassan Inst. of Med. Sciences, Hassan, Karnataka
25. Shimoga Inst. of Med. Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka
26. National Institute of Virology Field Unit, Kerala
27. Govt. Medical College, Thriuvananthapuram, Kerala
28. Govt. Medical College, Kozhikhode, Kerala
29. All India Institute Medical Sciences, Bhopal
30. National Institute of Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH), Jabalpur
31. NEIGRI of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong, MeghalayaMaharashtra
32. Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur
33. Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Mumbai
34. J N Inst. of Med. Sciences Hospital, Imphal‐East, Manipur
35. Regional Medical Research Center, Bhubaneswar
36. Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry
37. Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab
38. Government Medical College, Amritsar
39. Sawai Man Singh, Jaipur
40. Dr. S.N Medical College, Jodhpur
41. Jhalawar Medical College, Jhalawar, Rajasthan
42. SP Med. College, Bikaner, Rajasthan
43. King's Institute of Preventive Medicine & Research, Chennai
44. Government Medical College, Theni
45. Government Medical College, Agartala
46. Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad
47. King's George Medical University, Lucknow
48. Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
49. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh
50. Government Medical College, Haldwani
51. National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata
52. Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata
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