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Covid 19 – Coronavirus Live Updates in India (Symptoms, Precautions)

Covid 19 (Coronavirus) Live Updates in India

Passengers screened at airport : 15,17,327

Active COVID 2019 cases : 424

Cured/discharged cases : 34

Death cases : 9

Migrated COVID-19 Patient : 1

*Total number of confirmed cases so far in the country as on 23 March 2020 at 08.15 PM including foreign nationals = 468 (State and District wise details awaited)

A. What is Coronavirus and what are its symptoms?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causes illness in people. Its symptoms in humans are

  • Fever
  • Breathing problem
  • Coughing
  • Tightness of chest
  • Running Nose
  • Headache
  • Feeling unwell
  • Pneumonia
  • Kidney Failure

It can be difficult to identify the disease based on symptoms alone. Check when you should get tested : Click Here

You can also view the video on symptoms by Director, AIIMS-Delhi

B. How does Coronavirus spread?

Coronavirus spreads from an infected person through

  • Small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person coughs or sneezes
  • Touching an object or surface with these droplets on it and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands

Please watch the video for more information

C. How to reduce the risk of Coronavirus?

Coronavirus infection can be prevented through the following means

  • Clean hand with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
  • Cover nose and mouth when coughing & sneezing with a tissue or flexed elbow
  • Avoid close contact & maintain 1-meter distance with anyone who is coughing or sneezing
  • Isolation of persons traveling from affected countries or places for at least 14 days
  • Quarantine if advised

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