What is COVID-19 Corona Virus?
COVID 19 is a flu like virus that affects the lungs and airways. It is a part of a large group of viruses that are known to cause illnesses in humans and animals.
How does it spread?
Direct contact with infected person through droplets (coughing, sneezing) and fomites (objects that may have been deposited with droplets from an infected person. This may include contaminated cloth, hand, table, chair and cot)
What are the symptoms?
Fever, Running Nose, Cough, Throat Pain, Shortness of breath, Pneumonia, Vomiting, Diarrhoea,
How can we prevent the spread of COVID 19?
Maintaining standard hygiene precautions will go a long way in preventing the spread of this infection.
We request our patients and caregivers to kindly inform their relatives/friends with a recent travel history to not visit them for upto 14 days since arrival.
GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA HELPLINE: 104
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 24*7 HELPLINE: +91-11-2397 8046
For more specific information, please refer the links below:
Advice from World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public
Do’s and Don’ts by Government of India https://www.mohfw.gov.in/Poster_Corona_ad_Eng.pdf
Travel advice by Government of India: https://www.mohfw.gov.in/ConsolidatedTraveladvisoryUpdated11032020.pdf
Do’s and Don’ts in Kannada by Government of Karnataka https://karunadu.karnataka.gov.in/hfw/kannada/nCovDocs/coronavirus-poster-info-kannada.jpeg
Specific Information for Cancer Patients by Cancer Research UK
Prevention information by Centre for Disease Control, USA https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community-mitigation-strategy.pdf