The most discussed topic of the year, the coronavirus pandemic which by now has spread in many countries worldwide affecting even the strongest economies of the world. COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease caused by the newly discovered coronavirus. This virus infects the Respiratory System, specifically the epithelial lining of the respiratory tract causing complications in breathing hence lowering the body immunity. Many getting diagnosed by the virus develop a dry cough and experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.
But older people having medical problems such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases tend to become serious cases of the new coronavirus and even more likely lose their lives.
The COVID-19 virus spreads essentially from saliva which may spread to another person when an infected one coughs or sneezes. As there are no vaccines still found as a cure for disease prevention is the best measure that can be used to be safe from the coronavirus.
Frequently wash your hands using a disinfectant hand wash or an alcohol-based sanitizer.
Maintain as much distance from infected ones. Cover your nose and mouth by a flexed elbow during coughing and sneezing. Prevent touching the facial area including the eyes. Always try to avoid going to crowded areas and make sure to stay home if you feel unwell.
If you have fever, cough or breathing difficulties seek medical assistance as the first step.
Give the required assistance to all the medical services and show your contribution by taking the proposed precautions and help to bring back Sri Lanka stronger than ever before.