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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Coronavirus: Things you should know and how to protect yourself

By Eric Patrick

China has reported a total of 78,959 cases of COVID-19 to WHO, including 2791 deaths.

Outside China, there are now 4351 cases in 49 countries and 67 deaths.

However, Nigeria has recorded one case and none reported dead as the affected person has been taken to the hospital.

Our correspondent [ Eric Patrick] gathered that the company which the affected person visited has been closed-down the Lagos state government.

The new NCP coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days

 then how can one know if he/ she is infected?

The latest information is that the incubation period may be upto 28 days before the symptoms of COVID 19 are evident.

By the time a person has a fever and/or cough and goes to the hospital, the lungs are usually 50 % Fibrosis and it's too late!

Taiwan experts provide a simple self-check that we can do every morning ;

Take a deep breath and hold your breath for more than 10 seconds.

If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stuffiness or tightness, etc , it proves there is no fibrosis in the lungs, basically indicating no infection.

In critical times, please self-check every morning in an environment with clean air!

ensure your mouth and throat is moist, never dry.

Take a few sips of water every 15 mins at least.

Even if the virus does enter into your mouth...drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your esophagus and into the stomach.

Once there, your stomach ACID’s will kill all the viruses.

If you don't drink enough water more regularly...the virus can enter your windpipes and into the LUNGS.

clean your hands regularly with an alcohol-based hand rub, or wash them with soap and water.

Touching your face after touching contaminated surfaces or sick people is one of the ways the virus can be transmitted. By cleaning your hands, you can reduce your risk.

1. Clean surfaces regularly with disinfectant – for example, kitchen benches and work desks.

2. Educate yourself about COVID-19. Make sure your information comes from reliable sources – your local or national public health agency, the WHO website, or your local health professional. Everyone should know the symptoms – for most people, it starts with a fever and a dry cough, not a runny nose. Most people will have mild disease and get better without needing any special care.

3. Avoid traveling if you have a fever or cough and if you become sick while on a flight, inform the crew immediately. Once you get home, make contact with a health professional and tell them about where you have been.

4. If you cough or sneeze, do it into your sleeve or use a tissue. Dispose of the tissue immediately into a closed rubbish bin, and then clean your hands.

5. If you are over 60 years old, or if you have an underlying condition like cardiovascular disease, a respiratory condition or diabetes, you have a higher risk of developing severe disease. You may wish to take extra precautions to avoid crowded areas or places where you might interact with people who are sick.

7. For everyone, if you feel unwell, stay at home and call your doctor or local health professional. He or she will ask some questions about your symptoms, where you have been and who you have had contact with.
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