What To Do If The Person Closest To The Corona Virus?

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Good evening Doctor. I’d like to ask a question. If someone (family, relatives, friends or neighbors) is affected by Corona Virus, what should we do? Please answer yes, thanks ^^

1 Answer:

Hello Salimah, Thank you for the question.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by the newly discovered corona virus, which is called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-coV-2). This virus can be transmitted through several ways, namely inhaling coughing or sneezing sparks from patients, holding objects contaminated with the virus and then touching the nose, mouth, eyes, and contact with the patient. This virus can cause symptoms 2-14 days after exposure to this virus. In general, COVID-19 has flu-like symptoms, with three main symptoms of fever (body temperature of 38 C or more), coughing, and shortness of breath. In addition, symptoms can also appear cold, sore throat, headache. Someone suspected of having COVID-19 if they have a history of travel from a country that has a COVID-19 case or are in contact with someone who is suspected or has been confirmed to have COVID-19.

If you have contact with sufferers of COVID-19 and don't experience any symptoms, you don't need to see a doctor but you are recommended to limit contact with others and stay at home for 14 days. However, if you experience the symptoms mentioned above after contact with sufferers of COVID-19, it is recommended that you check with your nearest GP.

Meanwhile, to prevent transmission of this virus, it is recommended that you:

 keep your hands clean by washing your hands regularly with soap and clean water or hand sanitizer avoid touching your nose, mouth, eyes before washing your hands away from the crowd and not gathering with others if you do not need to avoid people who are sick of coughing and colds using a mask if you are sick cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneeze with a tissue then throw the tissue in the trash or close with your elbows to keep clean the things around you by cleaning it regularly. Hope it helps.

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