Most common symptoms are fever, tiredness and a dry cough, according to the WHO. Several patients will also have a runny nose, sore throat, nasal inflammation, discomfort and diarrhoea. Approximately 80 percent of people who get Covid-19 experience a mild case – about as severe as normal cold – and recover without any special treatment being required.
Elderly people and individuals with underlying medical issues such as high blood pressure, heart disorders or diabetes or chronic respiratory conditions are at a higher risk forCovid-19 serious illness.
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include:
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion or inability to arouse
Bluish lips or face
Other symptoms can include:
The home quarantined person should:
Stay ideally in a well-ventilated single room with an adjacent / separate toilet. If another family member wants to remain in the same room, a gap of at least 1 meter between the two should be maintained.
Needs to stay away from the elderly, pregnant women, infants and homeless people with co-morbidities.
Restrict his/her movement within the house.
Under no circumstances attend any social/religious gathering e.g. wedding, condolences, etc.
He/She should also follow the under mentioned public health measures at all times:
Wash hand as often thoroughly with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Avoid sharing household items e.g. dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, bedding, or other items with other people at home.
Wear a surgical mask at all times. The mask should be changed and disposed of every 6-8 hours. Disposable masks shall never be used again.
Masks used by patients / caregivers / close associates during home care should be disinfected with ordinary bleach solution (5 percent) or a sodium hypochlorite solution (1 percent) and then disposed of either by burning or deep burial.
Used mask should be considered as potentially infected.
If there are signs (cough / fever / difficulty breathing) he / she will inform the nearest health center immediately or call 011-23978046. Instructions for family members of individuals being quarantined at home.
Only an assigned family member should be tasked with taking care of the such person
Avoid shaking the soiled linen or direct contact with skin.
Use disposable gloves when cleaning the surfaces or handling soiled linen.
Wash hands after removing gloves.
Visitors should not be allowed.
In the case that the person being quarantined is symptomatic, all his close contacts will be quarantined at home (for 14 days) and followed up for another 14 days or until the laboratory testing result turns out to be negative.
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, or If you haven't been exposed but think you may be experiencing symptoms related to the virus, The DOH guidelines has created a Coronavirus Self-Checker to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care.
This checklist has been prepared with the aim of supporting people in defining and initiating actions needed to ensure a rapid response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The checklist is structured on twelve key symptoms; under each question, there are pointers which you need to calculate and according to that you can take specific actions needed.
It’s a small practice by which you can help yourself and others get cured from this disastrous pandemic.
Coronavirus Helpline Numbers for all States and Union Territories
The viral coronavirus pandemic has impacted daily life worldwide as borders
were shut down and stringent restrictions imposed to prevent COVID-19 from spreading.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India (GoI) has launched an official WhatsApp chatbot called MyGov Corona Helpdesk.
This whatsApp chatbot can be used by people to handle any Novel Coronavirus or COVID 19-related queries. The MyGov Corona Helpdesk is free of cost charges
and is free for use for all WhatsApp users.
The number of Corona Helpdesk chatbot is 9013151515.
Users are required to save this number in their contacts list and send a message and they would receive an automated response.
Apart from the chatbot, The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has also provided two separate lists of Helpline Numbers for all the States and Union Territories.
Below is the list of Coronavirus Helpline Numbers for the States:
Helpline numbers for coronavirus assistance across all states:
1 Andhra Pradesh: 0866-2410978
2 Arunachal Pradesh: 9536055743
3 Assam: 6913347770
4 Haryana: 8558893911
5 Kerala: 0471-2552056
6 Madhya Pradesh: 0755-2527177
7 Maharashtra: 020-26127394
8 Manipur: 3852411668
10 Mizoram: 102
11 Nagaland: 7005539653
12 Odisha: 9439994859
13 Rajasthan 0141-2225624
14 Tamil Nadu: 044-29510500
15 Tripura: 0381-2315879
16 Uttar Pradesh: 18001805145
17 West Bengal: 1800313444222, 03323412600
and 104 for Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujrat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Punjab, Sikkim, Telangana, and Uttarakhand.
Please visit www.mohfw.gov.in for more detail.