The Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 is now a global scare owing to a rapid outbreak. The number of confirmed cases has crossed 109,000 across 95 countries. 34 states in the U.S. have confirmed cases with the largest counts coming from New York, California, and Washington. The Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases has warned that a domestic outbreak is just a matter of time.
With the rising tide, it’s time we start taking protective measures. Given below are some easy steps.
Identify the signs
There is no protection without awareness. The Centre for Disease Control has pointed out that coughing, fever, and shortness of breath are symptoms of coronavirus. The symptoms might show any time between 2 days to 2 weeks since exposure. According to experts, the virus is probably spreading mainly through coughing and sneezing. If an infected person coughs or sneezes, the persons nearby are also getting infected.