What is coronavirus? In early 2020, a new virus began generating headlines all over the world because of the unprecedented speed of its transmission.
Covid-19 first originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan. COVID-19 has reached more than 140 countries so far. The number of people who died due to its infection has crossed more than 6000. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it an epidemic. Governments around the world are focusing on awareness of the corona virus. Experts says that it can be controlled only by preventing its infection from spreading. Corona virus can be prevented better by identifying its symptoms. The disease, that leads to illnesses ranging from common cold, fever, shortness of breath to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death, is caused by a kind of coronavirus never seen before.
Also See: Covid-19: The History of Pandemics
This led to the virus initially being called novel coronavirus 2019 (nCov-19). The disease was later formally labelled Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19). In the media, it’s being widely called coronavirus.
What are the most common COVID19 symptoms?
They are very similar to common cold, or hayfever – which is a bitch, as we are almost in Spring. But there are some key differences.
- In the beginning of the illness COVID19 gives you a slight fever (37.5 °C);
- COVID19 does NOT generally give you a runny nose – the nose usually stays dry;
- Later, COVID19 gets you a dry cough, and thus begin the infection of your lungs, giving you its typical sensation of shortness of breath, which CAN become serious if you are affected by the disease and require hospitalization.
How do you protect yourself from this coronavirus?
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects people frequently touch.
Coronavirus Helpline Numbers of States & Union Territory
World Health Organisation (WHO) declared coronavirus as a pandemic. While cases in India have seen a surge in the past few days, it’s time for caution and not panic. Ministry of health and family welfare has released a list of all COVID19 helpline numbers for various States/UTs.
Here are all the list of helpline numbers:
COVID 19 helpline number for the States of India
|S. No||States in India||COVID 19 Helpline Nos.|
|1||Coronavirus Helpline Number Andhra Pradesh||0866-2410978|
|2||Coronavirus Helpline Number Arunachal Pradesh||9436055743|
|3||Coronavirus Helpline Number Assam||6913347770|
|4||Coronavirus Helpline Number Bihar||104|
|5||Coronavirus Helpline Number Chhattisgarh||104|
|6||Coronavirus Helpline Number Goa||104|
|7||Coronavirus Helpline Number Gujarat||104|
|8||Coronavirus Helpline Number Haryana||8558893911|
|9||Coronavirus Helpline Number Himachal Pradesh||104|
|10||Coronavirus Helpline Number Jharkhand||104|
|11||Coronavirus Helpline Number Karnataka||104|
|12||Coronavirus Helpline Number Kerala||0471-2552056|
|13||Coronavirus Helpline Number Madhya Pradesh||0755-2527177|
|14||Coronavirus Helpline Number Maharashtra||020-26127394|
|15||Coronavirus Helpline Number Manipur||3852411668|
|16||Coronavirus Helpline Number Meghalaya||108|
|17||Coronavirus Helpline Number Mizoram||102|
|18||Coronavirus Helpline Number Nagaland||7005539653|
|19||Coronavirus Helpline Number Odisha||9439994859|
|20||Coronavirus Helpline Number Punjab||104|
|21||Coronavirus Helpline Number Rajasthan||0141-2225624|
|22||Coronavirus Helpline Number Sikkim||104|
|23||Coronavirus Helpline Number Tamil Nadu||044-29510500|
|24||Coronavirus Helpline Number Telangana||104|
|25||Coronavirus Helpline Number Tripura||0381-2315879|
|26||Coronavirus Helpline Number Uttarakhand||104|
|27||Coronavirus Helpline Number Uttar Pradesh||18001805145|
|28||Coronavirus Helpline Number West Bengal||1800313444222, 03323412600,|
COVID 19 helpline number for Union Territory of India
|S. No||Union Territory (UT) in India||COVID 19 Helpline Nos.|
|1||Coronavirus Helpline Number Andaman and Nicobar Islands||03192-232102|
|2||Coronavirus Helpline Number Chandigarh||9779558282|
|3||Coronavirus Helpline Number Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu||104|
|4||Coronavirus Helpline Number Delhi||011-22307145|
|5||Coronavirus Helpline Number Jammu & Kashmir||01912520982, 0194-2440283|
|6||Coronavirus Helpline Number Ladakh||1982256462|
|7||Coronavirus Helpline Number Lakshadweep||104|
|8||Coronavirus Helpline Number Puducherry||104|
The number of coronavirus cases in India has seen a drastic increase in the last weeks. As the entire nation is taking safety measures to halt the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak.