Everyone’s life was pretty normal until one day, a disease called Coronavirus (COVID – 19) broke out in Wuhan, China. This disease has drastically changed the lives of millions and billions of people all around the world.
Let’s get to know about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus comes from a vast family of viruses. These viruses can cause respiratory illness in humans and animals. Some coronaviruses are mildly severe and cause cough, whereas the other coronaviruses can cause severe illness.
The severe type of Coronaviruses include:
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) coronavirus
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus
Currently, Novel Coronavirus (COVID – 19) has been declared to be a pandemic disease. The reason behind this is its spreading across several nations around the world. It is believed that almost 204 countries have been affected by this virus. Interestingly, it is the first time that this disease has been identified in humans.
Presently, there are a total of 2,231 travellers who entered the Ahmedabad and Surat airports. All of these travellers were properly screened. There is another lot of 1,024 people that are under observation in their homes.
Talking about Gujarat, there are several suspected cases in the state right now. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 has reached our city and the overall state too. Presently the number of Coronavirus positive cases has reached 31 in the city, whereas the number is 87 in the overall state.
The Number of CoronaVirus Cases in Gujarat
Until now (02nd March, 06:23 PM), seven of the corona patients have lost their lives in the state.
The samples of coronavirus are being tested in BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad. Post the coronavirus outbreak, a total of 2,400 medical officers and 14,000 paramedical staff have been trained for handling such situations.
The state hospitals are equipped with 572 isolation beds, and 204 ventilators to deal with this pandemic. The state government has ensured everyone’s safety by stocking enough triple-layer masks, and sanitizers to prevent citizens against the disease. Furthermore, there are 38 quarantine facilities with 1,117 beds.
Corona Virus Treatment in Ahmedabad
- Civil Hospital, Asarwa, Ahmedabad
- SVP Hospital, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad Airport is completely prepared for screening the incoming patients according to the guidelines by the government. Furthermore, most of the hospitals have been equipped with health alert displays to keep the patients and their caretakers aware of the recent developments.
Anyone can call on 104 from Gujarat to know more details about Corona.
Anyone can visit Civil Hospital, Asarva or SVP Hospital, Ellisbridge for Corona Virus test from Ahmedabad.
Several symptoms of coronavirus include:
Shortness of breath
In severe cases, it can lead to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, and kidney failure.
Total 31 cases are registered till 02nd March at Ahmedabad.
Coronavirus has taken several countries by storm. India has also become prone to this pandemic. While looking at the present conditions, the State Government has decided to shut down the school, colleges, Malls, Theaters/Cinema Halls, Tuition classes, swimming pools, and some other public places.
These public places will be temporarily shut for almost a month, i.e. 16/03/2020 – 14/04/2020, to prevent the coronavirus outbreak. Government officials have also advised not to hold or be a part of mass gatherings. If anyone is found spitting publicly, they may attract a fine of Rs. 500. Spitting can become a cause of spreading this disease; that is why this order has been passed.
To prevent this pandemic, the State Government is bringing out one of its oldest acts under the state by notifying Gujarat Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020. Last but not least, AMC is also about to distribute packets with sanitizing kits and masks to spread awareness and help the citizens of the city.
Presently, Ahmedabad is locked down, and this situation will continue till 14/04/2020. Besides Ahmedabad, cities like Gandhinagar, Vadodara, Rajkot, and Surat are also following the lockdown under the IPC Section 144.
Even the Bus, Railways, and Air Services have been terminated in the state till 14/04/2020. This step has been taken in the light of rising cases of Coronavirus in the state. This lockdown will be helpful in breaking the chain reaction of COVID – 19.
We know how strong Amdavad and Amdavadis are. We will fight this disease with unity and come out stronger and healthier. PS: Avoid Handshakes and opt for Namaste!
The pandemic of Coronavirus (COVID – 19) originated at a market in Wuhan, China which is a big market for fishes, bats, snakes, and other wild animals. For now, experts think that it has been transmitted from animals to humans. Post that it started to spread from one person to another.
Wash your Hands Frequently.
There could be millions of viruses on your hands. So, it advised to wash your hands frequently or sanitize them with an alcohol-based sanitizer to kill the viruses.
While picking a sanitizer, Always choose the one with 60-95% alcohol content.
Social Distancing is the Key
Avoid social gatherings and stay at home. Because while you’re out in public, there may be people with cough and cold. If such people cough or sneeze and are contracted with COVID -19, then even a small droplet from their nose or mouth may contain the virus and could transmit to you.
Avoid Touching your Eyes, Nose, and Mouth
Your hands are home to several viruses, and for the same reason, it is advised to avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. The viruses can travel from your hands to the body, leaving you sick.
Maintain Respiratory Hygiene
When you cough or sneeze, ensure to cover it with your elbow or tissue. Besides, don’t forget to dispose of the tissue. The root cause of this virus are droplets, and for the same reason, it is essential to maintain good respiratory hygiene.
Stay Informed and Follow the Guidelines
Always stay informed regarding this disease through newspaper, radio, internet or Television. Most importantly, follow the instructions provided by doctors as they can be utterly helpful.
Currently, COVID – 19 is untreatable, but the symptoms can be cured with the help of medical care. None of the antibiotics works on this virus.
It’s high time we come together to fight this disease and defeat it. Fortunately, Gujarat has no positive cases until now. We can maintain this streak by following the essential measures and protect ourselves, friends, and family. There is nothing to panic; it can be controlled if detected early.
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