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  • Posted by Parijat Pande
  • 04 Apr, 2020
Apr 04

Overview on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

“Precaution is always better than cure.” Save yourself from worldwide spreading deadly disease Coronavirus (COVID-19) by taking little precautions. We at Fitinc strongly supports and appreciates the decision of Janata Curfew taken by our Prime Minister and Government of India against Coronavirus (COVID-19). Keeping in mind the safety of the country people we have provided paid leaves to our employees till 30th April 2020. For us, every life is precious and remember “Jaan hai to Jahan Hai” (If there’s is life, then there’s the world).

Let’s not miss essential information about Coronavirus. Have a look below on some important details:

What is Coronavirus?

It is a type of virus that causes respiratory illness and causes an infectious disease (COVID-19).

How COVID-19 spreads?

Coronavirus can easily spread through the saliva or discharge from the nose of the infected person. It is really important to follow some respiratory etiquettes as is spreading very fast all around the world and is getting severe every day impacting badly both humans and the economy.

From where Coronavirus started spreading?

In December 2019, Wuhan, a city in china firstly experienced the coronavirus. It is believed that “WET MARKET” in Wuhan is the source of this deadly disease as both dead and live animals, fish and birds are sold in this market. Although the animal source of this latest disease has not yet found, bats are thought to be the host. Bats are not sold in the Wuhan market but they may have infected the animals sold there.
These types of markets are always under a high risk of viruses because animals are kept, butchered and packed at the same place and due to this they often miss maintaining hygiene standards which cause jumping of viruses from animals to humans.

What is the incubation period for Coronavirus?

Symptoms started showing up in humans within the 14 days of exposure to the virus.

What are the Symptoms of COVID-19?

Dry Cough
Aches and pains
Sore throat
Shortness of breath

In rare cases, it may cause diarrhea, runny nose, nausea, kidney failure or death.

How COVID-19 is diagnosed?

It is difficult to diagnose COVID-19 through the physical examination as it looks similar to the flu or cold. Tests done in the laboratory can confirm the occurrence of the disease.

How Coronavirus can be treated?

As of now, no vaccine or treatment has been found to treat the patients of COVID-19. However, several clinical trials are going throughout the world for potential treatment.

Does Coronavirus A Deadly Disease?

Yes, the death rate of the people through coronavirus is increasing daily worldwide. Most of the people suffering from COVID-19 experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recovers without any special treatment. Older people above the age of 60 years and those who are underlying medical problems like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory diseases and more are more likely to catch the infection and develop serious illness.

How to protect yourself from COVID-19?

It is important to practice good hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and social distancing. The best way to slow or stop down the transmission of this deadly virus is by washing your hands at least for 20 seconds by an alcohol-based soap, not touching your face mouth or nose, coughing into your flexed elbow or cover your mouth while coughing and sneezing, and maintaining a social distance.