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According to the World Health Organization, Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Signs & Symptoms


  • A chronic cough can occur with other signs and symptoms, which may include:
  • A runny or stuffy nose
  • A feeling of liquid running down the back of your throat (postnasal drip)
  • Frequent throat clearing and sore throat
  • Hoarseness
  • Wheezing and shortness of breath
  • Heartburn or a sour taste in your mouth
  • In rare cases, coughing up blood


Headaches can be associated with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, pain in the eyes when looking into bright lights (photophobia), dizziness, vertigo, tenderness of the scalp, tightness sensation in the head, and stroke.

High Fever (Above 35° C)

At temperatures above 35°C the enzymes responsible for photosynthesis will lose their shape and hence their functionality. As a result the rate of photosynthesis will start declining. Due to the decline in the rate of photosynthesis, the amount of glucose produced will also decline. As a result the rate of respiration will also start to decrese slowly. But the rate of photosynthesis will decrease much earlier.


Use Nose Mask

Face masks are one tool utilized for preventing the spread of disease. Face masks are loose-fitting masks that cover the nose and mouth, and have ear loops or ties or bands at the back of the head. When someone talks, coughs, or sneezes they may release tiny drops into the air that can infect others. If someone is ill a face masks can reduce the number of germs that the wearer releases and can protect other people from becoming sick. A face mask also protects the wearer’s nose and mouth from splashes or sprays of body fluids.

Wash your hands

Hand washing with soap removes germs from hands. This helps prevent infections because: People frequently touch their eyes, nose, and mouth without even realizing it. … Removing germs through hand washing therefore helps prevent diarrhea and respiratory infections and may even help prevent skin and eye infections.

Clean Surfaces

Clean surfaces with chloride and alchol. In non-health care settings, sodium hypochlorite, commonly known as cholrirde may be used at a recommended concentration of 0.1% or 1,000ppm (1 part of 5% strength household bleach to 49 parts of water). Alcohol at 70-90% can also be used for surface disinfection. Surfaces must be cleaned with water and soap or a detergent first to remove dirt, followed by disinfection.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick. Avoid touching these sensitive areas as they may increase your chances of getting the virus

Keep a distance

Limit close contact with others outside your household in indoor and outdoor spaces. Since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is important to stay away from others when possible, even if you—or they—have no symptoms. Social distancing is especially important for people who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. The distance from you and others should be 2 feet or 6 meters apart.