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Everything Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria, Africa, World

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The source of this coronavirus information is from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Lagos State Ministry of Health, World Health Organisation and the Centre for Disease Control.

 

WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that may cause illness in animals or humans.  In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

HOW IT SPREADS

Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), maybe more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.
People may experience:
1.) Cough
2.) Fever
3.) Tiredness
4.) Difficulty breathing (severe cases)

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS

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The pandemic called coronavirus is spreading like wildfire. We need to keep tabs on the latest information about it. If you have noticed the following symptoms: cough, fever or respiratory difficulty or any weakness, kindly follow these precautionary steps:

1.)  Firstly, isolate yourself from others

2.) Be careful to inform trusted friends and family that won’t make you panic

3.) If symptoms persist after isolation call the Lagos state ministry of health (LSMOH) – 08000corona, 09023169485, 08033565529, 08052817243, 08028971864, 08059758886, 080353876534)

4.) OR call the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) toll-free line: 080097000010 SMS: 08099555577/ WhatsApp 07087110839/ Mobile: 070367089705)

5.) Follow the directives of the ministry of health.P.S be careful coronavirus is real o prevention is better than cure when precautions fail let’s hold on to the cure our only hope. Always practice good hygiene.

SEPARATING FACTS FROM RUMORS

1.) Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity.

2.) For most people, the immediate risk of becoming seriously ill from the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low.

3.) Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people.

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

1.) Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.

2.) Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

3.) Stay home when you are sick.

4.) Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

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

6.) 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.

HOW TO PROPERLY WEAR A FACEMASK

Face masks are one tool utilized for preventing the spread of disease.  They may also be called dental, isolation, laser, medical, procedure, or surgical masks. It helps to limit the spread of germs.  When someone talks, coughs or sneezes they may release tiny drops into the air that can infect others.

1.) Clean your hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer before touching the mask.

2.) Remove a mask from the box and make sure there are no obvious tears or holes in either side of the mask.

3.) Determine which side of the mask is the top. The side of the mask that has a stiff bendable edge is the top and is meant to mould to the shape of your nose.

4.) Determine which side of the mask is the front. The coloured side of the mask is usually the front and should face away from you, while the white side touches your face.

5.) Follow the instructions below for the type of mask you are using.

i.) Face Mask with Earloops: Hold the mask by the ear loops. Place a loop around each ear.

ii.) Face Mask with Ties: Bring the mask to your nose level and place the ties over the crown of your head and secure with a bow.

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iii.) Face Mask with Bands: Hold the mask in your hand with the nosepiece or top of the mask at fingertips, allowing the headbands to hang freely below hands.  Bring the mask to your nose level and pull the top strap over your head so that it rests over the crown of your head.  Pull the bottom strap over your head so that it rests at the nape of your neck.

6.) Mold or pinch the stiff edge to the shape of your nose.

7.) If using a face mask with ties: Then take the bottom ties, one in each hand, and secure with a bow at the nape of your neck.

8.) Pull the bottom of the mask over your mouth and chin.

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