The coronavirus epidemic began in early December 2019 in the city of Wuhan in the Chinese province of Hubei; and it continued to spread.
During the month of december thousands of cases have been reported by Chinese health authorities, as well as cases that have been identified in other countries, mainly spread by people traveling outside of Chine. Coronavirus can be spread from person to person by contact or even close to the infected person.
Today, more than 20 countries have reported cases, including Italy, France, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Germany, Vietnam, Australia, the United States, India, the United Kingdom, etc. and many other countries have established screening centers for people from China.
Most of the known symptoms of covid-19 or coronavirus have only simple effects on people, such as giving them a mild respiratory illness like the common cold, but there have been two such cases of coronavirus that have shown massive effects on infected people who have severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS).
Breathing difficulties, fever and cough. Some patients have also reported throat pain and inflammation. There has been some speculation about the serious disease potential of the new coronavirus, but these claims are not supported by appropriate scientific evidence. Older people and people with chronic illnesses may have a higher chance of having a serious illness as a result of this virus.
Coronavirus is very contagious. People who live or travel in the area where the virus is spread are at higher risk of infection according to the WHO.
In addition, the WHO states that simple disinfectants can easily remove covid-19, as well as rinsing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds can completely eliminate the virus, as well as the survival time of the virus. on any surface is quite small.
Here are some habits to inactivate the coronavirus if it is present on your hands. For the frequency, repeat this gesture as soon as necessary, either:
- Wash your hands well for 20 seconds
- Using hydroalcoholic gel which is an ally in the face of epidemics
- Personal use of mask in certain cases only
- If you are outside your home, do not touch your face
- Clean everyday objects and surfaces regularly
- Avoid close contacts at least 2 meters away
- Avoid crowded places, especially markets, cafes, hospitals …
- Avoid consuming undercooked animal products
- Respect the rules of hygiene in case of cough