Corona Virus: test, test, test recomended by WHO is not enough.

Hand wash, bath, handwash, facewash and repeat:

Bathing daily and twice in summer is a routine which Indians follow not only in India but even when they are at cold places like Europe. It is time that World adopts this habit. Bath daily. Hand wash frequently.

Most shopkeepers and many gated communities are offering people sanitizers before entering the premises. Sanitizer dispensers have come up every where, like this:

However this does not take away the credit which the Government deserves in detecting symptoms at airport itself and saggregating the foreigners with symptoms. Now it is compulsory quarantine for all foreigners for 14 days.

A list of travel restrictions in different jurisdictions can be read here.

Symptoms of Corona:

For knowledge, these are the symptoms of Corona:

President of India Sh Ram Nath Kovind has written an article on the menace posed by Corona Virus here. Please take time to read it in entirety.

Most persistent virus:

According to a study conducted by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), in partnership with UCLA and Princeton University, SARS-CoV-2 was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. Advice from the scientists: Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

The stages of Corona:
  • Stage 1: Infection is imported, that is an infected person comes from abroad.
  • Stage 2: Local transmission, when this known infected person(s) transmits the disease to those he or she interacts with (family, friends and the like).
  • Stage 3: Community transmission, wherein it’s difficult to pinpoint the source of infection and a person tests positive without any travel history or any contact history with a positive case.
  • Stage 4: When the disease is declared an epidemic, where it has spread to the entire country. India currently is at Stage 2 of the outbreak.

India is fighting to keep Corona at stage 2 and eliminate it at that level and that can only be achieved by self isolation and stepping back from social gatherings and not to repeat the mistake of many countries in Europe.

Be safe. Isolate and bath daily. Hand wash frequently.

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