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What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new recently discovered
novel Corona Virus.

How does it transmit?

What happens to a person who develops the disease?

What is the age group in which this disease spreads? Does it occur in children as well?

How long does the Corona Virus survive over the surfaces or objects?

What are the common symptoms?

The symptoms include:

Whom should I consult?

You should consult your family physician if you are having clinical symptoms of a respiratory infection plus any of the following:

Is there any treatment for Corona Virus Infection?

Are there any specific medications available to treat Corona Virus infection?

How can I protect myself and my family members?

You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:

Who should wear mask?

Persons having no symptoms are not to use mask. Medical masks should not be used by healthy persons who are not having any symptoms because it creates a false sense of security that can lead to neglecting other essential measures such as washing of hands.

In such situation, more effective steps are:

When and who should use medical
masks (apart from health care worker)?

What is the role of hand sanitizers?

Is there any role of specific
foods/drinks in the treatment of
Corona Virus infection?

There is no specific recommendation on this however one can continue to
take his/her regular diet which includes fruits, vegetables etc. to stay healthy.

Is there any vaccine available
for the treatment of Corona
Virus infection?

How can I help in containing
the disease?

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