Guidelines and general protocols during the Pandemic.
Do not worry about the novel Coronavirus, we are together in this, some questions that might come in your mind frequently, are also answered here.
Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19)
Current pieces of evidence show that children are less vulnerable to getting infected than adults. While some instances have been there of children and infants getting affected, the majority of the known cases are constituted by adults.
No. The symptoms of COVID-19 are the same in children and adults. However, children with confirmed COVID-19 usually comprise of mild symptoms. Some common symptoms in children include fever, runny nose, and cough. Vomiting and diarrhoea have also been reported.
Community outbreaks could be stressful for both adults and children. Parents should talk to the children about the outbreak and try to make them calm and composed in every situation.
The key to slow down the dissemination of COVID-19 is to practice social distancing. While schools are off, children should not be allowed to go out with children from other households. If children are playing outside their homes, they must remain 6 feet apart from anyone who is not in their house. Allow children to have personalized video calls or phone calls to socialize from their homes.
In Case of an Outbreak in the Community
During the community outbreak, it is essential to remain calm and follow the general guidelines from trusted sources
- Protect yourself and other: Remain inside houses if you are sick, or stay 6 feet away from people who are sick. Restrict close contact with any person.
Putting household action in plan
- Stay updated of the local Coronavirus situations
- Continue to practice general sanitation
- Stay in touch with other via phone and other modes of digital communications
The ICMR has released the list of NABL accredited labs around India which would be good for getting tested for COVID-19.
In the earlier stages of the infection the diagnosis tests could return a negative result. However, it is possible that the person tested negative of the virus could later come in contact with an infected person and might then get affected of the virus.
On the basis of the current evidences, people who are at higher risks of getting infected are:
- People who are older than 65 years of age.
- Primary health care professionals, as they are in close contact with the patients.
- Anybody with cardiac difficulties
- Anybody with high blood pressure
- Anybody with moderate or severe asthma
- People with low immunity
- People with liver troubles
- People with Diabetes
- People with severe obesity (BMI greater than 40)
People who are more vulnerable to getting infected should:
- Stock up on the essential needs
- Take general precautions to keep space between them and others
- While going out in public, they should try to avoid contact with any sick person
- Restrict close contact and follow a good hand wash regime
COVID-19 and Pregnancy
Currently there are no evidences that a pregnant lady would be at higher risk of getting infected with the virus. However, it is essential for the pregnant women to stay away from any diseases during their pregnancy days.
It is also non-conclusive that children born from COVID-19 infected mothers might have the virus.
No special precautions are intended for pregnant women, they should just follow the general precautionary measures that have been provided by the govt.
Some guidelines against the Novel Coronavirus
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