ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT COVID-19
As Pakistan and the rest of the global community gear up its response to the coronavirus pandemic, we must look at ourselves and ask what we can contribute as businesses and individuals.
WHO has been assessing this outbreak around the clock and they are deeply concerned both by the alarming levels of spread and severity and by the alarming levels of inaction. They have therefore made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.
#RakhienApnaKhayal is our health initiative that is taken to create awareness about COVID-19.Knowing the current scenario, Jubilee General Insurance created basic answers to your queries that will guide you to take necessary precautions against Coronav Virus.
Q1 WHAT IS A CORONAVIRUS?
According to WHO, Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common to more severe diseases.
Q2 SHOULD I PANIC?
Off course not. Although, the virus is contagious, it The thing to remember here is that although the virus has a very low mortality rate (2-3%) and it is not difficult keep yourself safe by taking the necessary precautionary measures. , it cannot be ignored that its infectivity is really high. That’s why being aware is essential. If you have fever, cough and shortness of breath, know more about the symptoms of the virus and find anything of concern for yourself or anyone in your surroundings, you should visit a general physician a nearby hospital/ clinic as soon as possible.
Q3 WHAT ARE THE COMMON SYMPTOMS OF THIS VIRUS?
The common symptoms are It can get you symptoms like fever, cough and , shortness of breath. The symptoms y can be almost similar to common cold or flu and may appear within 2 to -14 days of exposure. Severity of illness can vary in different people from mild to severe symptoms. If you have a fever, cold, or sore throat, don’t panic. Take good care of yourself
Q4 CAN SOMEONE CATCH THE VIRUS INDIRECTLY?
Unfortunately, yes! It may spread directly or indirectly, from one person to another. The virus spreads through droplets which are released when people sneeze or cough. These droplets can travel up to 1 meter and may reside for some time on surfaces and objects which the affected individual may have touched.What it means is you don’t need to come directly in contact with a victim. The affected individual could’ve left the virus on any object that you may touch later to catch it.
Q5 HOW DOES IT ACTUALLY SPREAD?
Through someone infected, tThe virus can be transferred from an affected person to a healthy individual in the following ways:
- Through eye, nose, and mouth, via droplets produced while coughing or sneezing.
- Close contact/ by touching someone infected person.
- Contact with contaminated surfaces, objects, or items of personal use.
Q6 WHAT KIND OF A MASK SHOULD I WEAR?
If you are healthy, you do not need to wear a mask.However, if you want to wear a mask, you need to know two things:Two simple things to know before choosing a mask:
- N-95 or N-99 masks are only mandatory for healthcare staff, not mandated
- The 3- layer disposable surgical masks will serve the purpose
Q7 IS IT TRUE THAT YOUNG PEOPLE ARE SAFE?
Yes, it is true that the mortality rate is higher in older people. However, young people with pre-existing health conditions are at high risk too.
Q8 IF SOMEONE STILL CATCHES THE VIRUS, WHAT ORGANS DOES IT AFFECT?
It affects involves the upper respiratory tract. This includes your nose, throat, airways and, lungs.
Q9 IF SOMEONE CATCHES THIS VIRUS, IS THE DEATH INEVITABLE?
No. Around 80% of people with mild symptoms can recover in 2 weeks. But the key here is to take quick action after observing the symptoms of Covid-19, and understand the significance of time.
Q10 CAN SOMEONE RECOVER COMPLETELY AFTER CATCHING THE VIRUS?
Yes- In fact, about 80% of people have recovered from the disease without needing special treatment. But remember, prevention otection is always better than cure. Especially in this case.
Q11 HOW DO I ENSUASSURE MY SAFETY?
- Wash your hands regularly, especially before eating with plenty of soap and water.
- Keep an alcohol based sanitizer near you at all times.
- Don’t touch your eyes, mouth and nose without cleaning your hands.
- Maintain a distance of Keep at least at least one meter arm distance from anyone coughing or sneezing.
- Follow the no-touch greeting rule. Start waving and avoid handshakes or hugs.