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Coronavirus (CoV) which is a respiratory virus is known to cause an infectious disease named COVID-19. It is said to spread through the droplets produced by an infected person on coughing, sneezing or from their nasal discharge or saliva. Staying indoors is considered to be the best way to protect yourself from this infectious disease. Considering the panic it has created worldwide, it is important for us to know more about this deadly virus so that we stay well-informed.
You must have time and again heard of the term “Social distancing” which is presently considered as the sole preventive measure against this deadly disease. The term indicates purposely creating physical distance between people to avoid the spreading of the illness. You are advised to stay at least 6-feet away from the people around you to minimize the chances of being infected by COVID-19. So as a measure you need to avoid crowds, mass gatherings, crowded spaces and stay indoors as much as possible.
No, not yet. It is true that many laboratories worldwide are working on this, but developing a safe vaccine takes time which can be even take up to a year or two.
No, till date no specific medicine has been introduced to treat this fatal disease. But there are a number of existing medicines of other diseases that are said to be working successfully on COVID-19 patients.
It is yet to be proved if the temperature has an impact on the spread of COVID-19. At this point of time, it is difficult to predict whether the spread of COVID-19 will reduce as the temperature shoots up. Investigations are going on to learn more about the features associated with this disease.
It has been repeatedly told that healthy people are not recommended to wear masks. However, people who are suffering from any kind of cough, cold or fever should wear a mask to prevent spreading the disease to others.
There are different authentic websites like that of the World Health Organization (WHO), the European CDC and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the USA that can provide you accurate information. There are also the websites of few prominent news organizations and newspapers like the New York Times, the BBC, etc. that contain trustworthy information.