Coronavirus: All you need to know about symptoms and risks


Coronavirus is a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some cause disease. A newly identified type has caused a recent outbreak of respiratory illness now called COVID-19 that started in China.

Coronaviruses are named for their appearance: Under the microscope, the viruses look like they are covered with pointed structures that surround them like a corona, or crown.

The rapid spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 has sparked alarm worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared this rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, and many countries are grappling with a rise in confirmed cases. In the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising people to be prepared for disruptions to daily life that will be necessary if the coronavirus spreads within communities.


Symptoms of coronavirus are showing up in people within 14 days of exposure to the virus.

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath

COVID-19 can in rare cases lead to serious respiratory problems, kidney failure or death.

If you have a fever or breathing problems of some kind, such as coughing or shortness of breath, contact your doctor or health care provider to describe your symptoms over the phone before going to the doctor’s office, emergency care center or emergency room.

Be sure to tell them if you have traveled outside the country in the last 14 days, particularly to countries affected by COVID-19 (currently China, Iran, Italy, Japan, and South Korea). Also, be sure to tell them if you suspect you have been close (within 6 feet) of someone who has COVID-19 for an extended period. Your health care provider or the emergency room team will recommend the next steps.

Coronavirus Spread

Recent information indicates COVID-19 may be passed from person to person. Community spread is being seen, also. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in a particular area, including some people who are not sure how or where they became infected. COVID-19 has been detected in people throughout China and over 100 other countries, including the United States.

The spread of this new coronavirus is being monitored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization and health organizations like Johns Hopkins across the globe. On Jan. 30, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a public health emergency.

COVID-19 appeared in December 2019, in Wuhan, a city in China. Even though the exact source of this new coronavirus is still being tracked by health authorities, early reports thought it could be connected to a seafood market in Wuhan, China. Some individuals who visited the market developed viral pneumonia due to the new coronavirus. A report published on January 25, 2020, states that the first person.

Coronavirus Precautions

Diagnosis may be difficult with only a physical exam because mild cases of COVID-19 may appear similar to the flu or a bad cold. A laboratory test can confirm the diagnosis

However, you can take the following precautions

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds regularly and thoroughly; Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Cover tissue with cough and sneezes, then chuck the tissue into the garbage.
  • Do not touch the head, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • If you’re sick stay home.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces, and sometimes touch objects.

Mask Use

  • Healthy people just need to wear a mask while they’re taking care of a sick person. If you’re coughing or sneezing wear a mask.
  • Masks are successful when combined with regular cleaning of the hands.
  • Do not cross your mask when you wear it. If you touch the mask clean your face.
  • Know how masks can be placed on, removed and disposed of properly. Clean hands until the mask is disposed of.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:

 High temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

A new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

How long to stay home if you have symptoms

Someone with symptoms should stay at home for a minimum of 7 days.

They will stay at home for at least 14 days, if you live with other people, to prevent spreading the infection outside the house.

Someone you stay with who doesn’t have symptoms should return to their usual routine after 14 days.

But if anybody gets symptoms in your house, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they’re at home for longer than 14 days.

Staying home tips

It’s important to stay at home to avoid the spread of coronavirus.

Try to keep at least 2 meters (3 steps) from other people in your house, particularly those over 70, or those with long-term health conditions ask friends, family and delivery services to deliver food shopping and medications, but leave them alone outside sleep, if possible wash your hands regularly


do not have visitors (ask people to leave deliveries outside)

do not leave your home, for example, to go for a walk, to school or public places

Corona Virus Death Charts (recent statistics)

Coronavirus Cases:






Since the virus affects elderly people more seriously, countries with aging populations would be more severely affected. Purely demographic-based, Italy’s predicted death rate is seven times that of Niger; Australia is lower than the global average. Of course, subsequent death rates would also depend on the health systems of countries and the responses to containment.

Mosques closed because of Coronavirus

Pray at home

 Steps to curb virus transmission have also changed the ways many Muslims worship in the Gulf.  When Saudi Arabia halted the pilgrimage to Umrah during the year, it told people not to pray in mosques if they had any signs of the virus.  Kuwait has taken more action and outlawed all public prayers, an unprecedented move in a country where hundreds of thousands are praying side by side. All around the world, Muslims have been advised to offer their prayers at home since the virus is infectious it could, strict preventive steps are being taken to combat it.

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