With the recent outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus from Wuhan, now named as “2019-nCoV” there is panic all around the world as governments fight to suppress this contagious Virus.
The Symptoms: Fever, Shortness of breath, Fatigue, Dry Cough. In case the infection spreads it may lead to Pneumonia, Kidney Failure and death.
Majorly Affected Regions [ Updated as of 28/January/2020 SGT]:
Mainland China: 2,863, Hong Kong: 8, Thailand: 8, Macau: 6 ,Australia: 5 ,Singapore : 5, Taiwan: 5, USA: 5, Japan: 4, Malaysia : 4, South Korea: 4, France: 3, Vietnam: 2, Cambodia: 1, Canada: 1, Ivory Coast: 1, Nepal: 1, Sri Lanka: 1
The purpose of writing this blog post is to provide the latest updates on the Outbreak and providing safety measures.
You can check the latest numbers regarding the Wuhan Coronavirus at this dashboard. This dashboard fetches real-time information from numerous sources like World Health Organization and Disease Control Centers in China, Europe, etc. [P.S – I take no credit for this dashboard.]
Coming back to the most important part, Precautions you can take to ensure you stay safe at all times.
Precaution 1: Ensure you are handling face masks properly. Most masks will not be usable after 1-2 wearings. Ensure you replace them time, else they will become the source itself.
Precaution 2: Carry Hand Sanitizer with you all the time.
Precaution 3: In Public Places, if the place appears to be very crowded, try and think of a less crowded route. Try to maintain a safe distance.
Precaution 4: If Possible use gloves outside, since there will be many places like Handrails in Buses in Trains which have been touched by people.
Precaution 5: When you reach back home, before making contact with anyone, make sure you have thoroughly cleaned yourself, especially your face, hands and legs with Anti-Bacterial soap.
Precaution 6: If you see someone sneezing or coughing, try to keep a Safe Distance from them, usually 3 – 6 feet.
Precaution 7: Avoid eating at public eating places like Food Courts, and try to maintain a healthy diet consisting majorly vegetables cooked properly. Avoid eating raw items.
Precaution 8: Wash your clothes regularly. Wash your towels regularly(twice a week) and ensure they are not placed inside bathroom to dry. Use Anti-bacterial liquid to wash clothes.
That’s it for now. I will keep this post updated as soon as I hear or read anything else that might help.