People of PoK will demand to be part of India: Rajnath Singh

(ANI)NEW DELHI: Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership Jammu and Kashmir will touch great heights and “people from the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir will demand that they want to be part of India”. “Just wait, soon people of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) will demand that they want to be…

Are asymptomatic people safe?

NEW DELHI: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that people infected with the virus — SARS-Cov-2 — but not showing any symptoms, described as asymptomatic, may not pose a risk to others in transmitting the disease. This assertion is at variance with views of some researchers who opine that the spread of the pandemic…

Covid-19: Why people flee quarantine centres

Representative imageNEW DELHI: People fleeing quarantine centres, struggling with unhygienic rooms and toilets, being treated like untouchables, living in cramped rooms, fighting for food. Even as Covid-19 cases surge across the country and quarantine centres run by state governments begin to overflow, tales of woes at these centres in many states continue to spill over.…

After UK, people in New Zealand are now burning telecom towers to ‘prevent COVID-19 spread’

Mobile operators in New Zealand are warning citizens that phone and internet connectivity could be severely impacted if the attacks on mobile towers continue to happen. The three mobile operators in New Zealand– Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees– backed by the New Zealand Telecommunications Forum (TCF) are urging community members to report any suspicious activity near…

Corona Virus (COVID_19)

Stay Home Stay Safe

Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? 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.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.

More COVID-19 Advice