What is Covid-19 or Coronavirus?
Coronavirus is an infectious virus that came from animals, it can affect the respiratory tract and cause respiratory failure. Those with weakened immune systems may develop more serious symptoms, like pneumonia or bronchitis.
Another similar virus in Saudi Arabia called Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers), emerged in 2012 – there have been around 2,500 cases and nearly 900 deaths reported.
Coronavirus is effecting mostly older people with medical history like asthma, diabetes, or heart disease. Affected people may take 1-14 days to develop the symptoms.
The most common symptoms are:
- Dry Cough
- Short of breath
How did Covid-19 start?
This disease said to be originated from the animal market of Wuhan City situated in Eastern China and now has become a global pandemic. There have now been over 617,288 confirmed cases around the world and 28,377 deaths. The disease has been detected in more than 196 countries and territories, with Italy, the US and Spain experiencing the most widespread outbreaks apart from China.
Top 5 affected countries:
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How Coronavirus can be prevented?
There’s currently no vaccine to prevent novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus by:
- Keep social distancing and stay at home to slow down the spread of the virus.
- Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water.
- Frequently use alcohol-based hand rub.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze.
- Avoid close contact (2 meters or 3 feet) with people.
Published by: UAE Cash Loans Team
Published Date: 30th March 2020