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

Sumera Saeed

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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 prevent the spread of the Coronavirus in China, and the Pakistani embassy has also urged its citizens to take strict precautions.

A statement issued by the Pakistani embassy in China said that public transport, flights and trains were suspended. The people whose visas 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 and students. The Pakistani embassy appealed to the Pakistani citizens to inform the local administration and the embassy immediately if anyone has confirmed the virus.

What is 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 the laboratory for testing where they were studied. The World Health Organization officials have come to the conclusion that it is a coronavirus and has many types. The new coronavirus causes a fever, fatigue, sore throat and dry cough in the early stages of the disease. If the person become the victim of this virus he/she get fever that causes severe respiratory problems.  

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

As the illness progresses, patients may experience difficulty breathing.

How is coronavirus transmitted?

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

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

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

Can the new coronavirus be treated?

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

Currently, there is currently no vaccine to defend against the new coronavirus, although researchers in the US and China have already started working on to produce vaccination.

Does coronavirus cause death?

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

Guideline for 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 animal parts.

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 you physician.

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, except for 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 room with other people.

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

Wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for 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 be in the home.

Coronavirus in Pakistan

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

Another suspected of coronavirus has been admitted to hospital in Multan. According to sources in the health ministry, two samples from Multan have been sent to Hong Kong for confirmation as there are no laboratories 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.

How to contact Pakistani Embassy in China?

If your loved ones are stuck in China, you can contact the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing by doing email at [email protected], or you can contact them by calling at the given phone numbers mentioned below:

Pakistani Assistant (Community Welfare Affairs): +86 10 6532 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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