Necessary Precautions for Preventing Coronavirus from Spreading to Others in Homes and Communities

The coronavirus starts prevailing for the Wuhan, China. It is also called a Wuhan virus. This China’s epidemic starts to spread, things may seem scary as we can see a number of patients of coronavirus in other countries of the world and also in Pakistan.

This Wuhan virus has created panic across the world. Inside China, there is an increasing sense of dependency, as the government is forced to take drastic measures to stop the virus, including introducing some travel restrictions within the country.

Chinese authorities have restricted public transport to preventthe spread of the Coronavirus in China, and the Pakistani embassy has alsourged its citizens to take strict precautions.

A statement issued by the Pakistani embassy in China saidthat public transport, flights and trains were suspended. The people whosevisas are expiring are also being extended by the Pakistani embassy in China.

In Wuhan City, more than 1000 Pakistani students are currently enrolled at different universities, the epidemic of coronavirus, has been stranded in the city amid quarantine measures. Pakistanis have been asked to cooperate fully with the health department and follow the instructions given by the Chinese administration in order to prevent the virus spread.

The embassy is in touch with Pakistani citizens andstudents. The Pakistani embassy appealed to the Pakistani citizens to informthe local administration and the embassy immediately if anyone has confirmedthe virus.

Whatis Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that invent in animals before making the jump to humans. There are many types of this virus, but there are six of them, and there are seven different types of virus that infect humans.

What are the symptoms if anyone becomes a victim?  

The samples of the coronavirus were sent to thelaboratory for testing where they were studied. The World Health Organizationofficials have come to the conclusion that it is a coronavirus and has manytypes. The new coronavirus causes a fever, fatigue, sore throat and dry coughin the early stages of the disease. If the person become the victim of thisvirus he/she get fever that causes severe respiratory problems.  

The genetic code for this new virus has shown that it issimilar to Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

As the illness progresses, patients may experiencedifficulty breathing.

How iscoronavirus transmitted?

Like other coronaviruses – such as the common cold – thisvirus spreads via drops when a person coughs or sneezes. It can also be spreadto other humans when they use the same things used and touched by the affected.

Even if the patient of coronavirus touches the doorhandle it can be the cause of its transmission to other humans.

At the same time, people have been told not to pay toomuch attention to the sensational news coming on social media.

Canthe new coronavirus be treated?

There are no definite treatments for coronaviruses – justas there is no treatment for the common cold.

Currently, there is currently no vaccine to defendagainst the new coronavirus, although researchers in the US and China havealready started working on to produce vaccination.

Doescoronavirus cause death?

This coronavirus causes severe respiratory problems andthe infected humans with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus(SARS-CoV) results in extensive morbidity and mortality, with death subsequentlymainly from respiratory failure.

Guidelinefor Preventing Coronavirus spread:

Since this is a new type of virus that has never been detected in humans, no vaccine has been found that has been effective against this virus so far. Researchers, however, are working day and night to design a vaccine. In the meanwhile China has issued some precautionary measures to prevent the spread of this virus: here are the precautions;

Wash your hands regularly with soap

In case of a fever, cough and shortness of breath,consult a healthcare physician immediately.

Avoid visiting markets in affected areas and keep a distance from livestock and their habitat as well.

Avoid foods containing meat, milk and eggs.

Be very careful in the transfer of raw meat and animalparts.

Be careful and wear a mask when you go out.

Avoid visiting crowded places.

Avoid touching your eyes and nose as much as possible.

If you have traveled to Wuhan, must share it with youphysician.

What to do if you get a Coronavirus?

If your doctors confirm that you are having the coronavirus you should follow these prevention steps below until a healthcare provider or local or state health department says you can return to your normal life activities.

Restrict your outdoor activities and remain home, exceptfor getting medical care.

If you have a virus stop going work, public areas, and do not travel in public transport.

In home separate yourself from other family members, use the different room and separate bathroom.

Make sure that shared spaces in the home have good airflow.

You should wear a facemask when you are in the same roomwith other people.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough orsneeze.

Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and waterfor at least 20 seconds.

You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups,eating utensils, towels, bedding, or other items.

Restrict visitors who do not have an essential need to bein the home.

Coronavirusin Pakistan

As per media reports a Chinese patient carried to theservices hospital Lahore on account of a flu complaint. Until now there hasbeen no known evidence of a person being infected with the Coronavirus inPakistan. However, the patient is kept under intensive care and his RNA testshave been sent to National Health Institute Islamabad and for furtherconfirmation, these samples will be sent to China where they can verify Coronavirus, told MS Dr. Saleem Shahzad Cheema of Services Hospital to media.

Another suspected of coronavirus has been admitted tohospital in Multan. According to sources in the health ministry, two samplesfrom Multan have been sent to Hong Kong for confirmation as there are nolaboratories in Pakistan equipped to diagnose this infection.

However, there is no confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus in Pakistan. People need to take simple necessary precautions against common flu like covering the nose and mouth while coughing and sneezing, wear a facemask when going out, avoid close contact with sick people, avoid contact with animals, avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth, frequent hand washing for 20 seconds with soap.

Howto contact Pakistani Embassy in China?

If your loved ones are stuck in China, you can contactthe Pakistani Embassy in Beijing by doing email at info@pakbj.org, or you can contact them bycalling at the given phone numbers mentioned below:

Pakistani Assistant (Community Welfare Affairs): +86 106532 6660 -6121,  +86 10 6532 6660 -6146(extension)

Third Secretary: +86 18 5013 22992, +86 15 6528 89195

Telephone Numbers Exchange: +86 10 6532 2504, +86 10 6532 6660

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