By Zainab Arowoshere
COVID 19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered Corona virus, it has grown into a pandemic disease and nobody is immune to it, Everyone is at risk of contracting this deadly virus with a mild, moderate and severe cases.
Signs and symptoms of COVID 19 can appear two to 14 days after contracting the virus. This illness has claimed the life of over 18,000 people globally and over 400,000 positive cases according to authorities.
COVID 19 symptoms include
- Body Aches
- Runny nose
- Sore Throat
- Shortness of Breath or difficulty in Breathing.
COVID 19 can be prevented in different ways because there is currently no vaccine available to cure the virus. Which is why everyone has to adapt to the different ways of contracting the Virus.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with Unclean hands.
- Avoid large gatherings and mass gatherings
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.
- Always disinfect surfaces that is touched often.
The World health Organisation has advised to stay at home, school and public areas if you are sick or possess the symptoms of COVID 19.
More than 10 Countries are currently on a Compulsory lock down and to prevent the spread of COVID 19. Here’s a list of Global Corona virus Lockdown.
- United Kingdom
- United State (Some States)
- Czech Republic
- New Zealand
While Some Countries in Africa have currently shut down their borders and are preparing for Lock down. Rwanda, Tunisia and South Africa are the latest Country to announce a lock down to slow the spread of Coronavirus.
However African Countries are in dilemma on how the economy will be saved during this lock down. Private sectors in Nigeria are taking responsibilities in this hard time to help the Government provide basic amenities to curtail the spread of the disease.
The fact that so many cases has not been reported in Africa does not mean Black people are immune to it. People need to get the test done to be sure if they have the virusDr Yetunde Oyedokun.
No drugs is safe for and effective for the treatment of COVID 19. The only drugs that are been giving by different doctors are medicines that have not yet been approved for this disease and are mostly drugs for flu.