99 more suspects in Kerala; Prevention tips for Coronavirus

Anju Bisht

, News

99 new passengers who arrived in Kerala from China are under surveillance for possible exposure to novel coronavirus (nCoV). A total of 179 people in the state are under surveillance. 172 are under home observation and the remaining 7 are at hospitals across the state, a senior health official said.


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He said, only 7 people have any kind of symptoms and their blood and respiratory specimen samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune.


Following reports of the US and French governments planning to evacuate their citizens from Wuhan. Indian students at the College of Medicine (Wuhan University) have sought help from the Centre to return them home.


Keep yourself safe from new coronavirus


1. Wear a mask when outdoor. Make sure to wear it properly by properly fitting the nose clip and pulling it over to your chin to cover both nose and mouth properly.


2. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue while sneezing and coughing. Avoid covering your mouth with hands directly.


3. Wash your hand frequently and properly before eating and after using the toilet. Wash hand for at least 15 seconds with soup.


4. Wash your hands after contact with animals and animal wastes.


5. Boost or strengthen your immune system.


6. Exercising regularly is the best way to protect yourself from any infection.


7. Get prompt medical help if you have any symptoms like fever and respiratory infection.


8. Avoid people with cold and flu-like symptoms.


9. Eat thoroughly cooked meat and eggs.


10 Avoid going to crowded places like hospitals, stations, and airports.


Following prevention steps can help you to some extent. Stick around to get more updates on the recent outbreak of coronavirus. Till then, stay safe and stay healthy!


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