Corona updates for Devotee Community

What is Corona Virus (COVID-19)?

Corona viruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some cause disease. A newly identified type has caused a recent outbreak of respiratory illness now called COVID-19.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette(for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available.

Coronavirus: Don’t be a super-spreader. Stay home. Stay alive.

i'll be fine," you think, as your social media timeline fills up with coronavirus news: new death tolls, reams and reams of advice (not all of it kosher), a celebrity appeal here, a friend's attempt at black humour there.

"I'll be okay."

You can just feel it. Wait, actually, it’s not just a hunch: you have excellent reasons to believe you’ll be fine. You're young. Healthy. Don’t often get sick. Always wash your hands -- yes, with soap. Don’t know know anyone who's recently been abroad. And your office doesn’t have a lot of people anyway.