The COVID-19 is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans and does not currently have a vaccine or known treatment. It is highly contagious and can rapidly spread and infect large populations. Thus, it is imperative to protect and ensure the health and well-being of yourself and your loved ones.
Those infected with the COVID-19 will display the following symptoms:
- Coughing and sneezing
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- Breathing difficulties
Though COVID-19 can infect anybody and is not limited to certain demographics, those with underlying medical conditions in particular the elderly are at high risk.
Here’s how you can protect yourself:
- Adhere to the Pakistan government’s order to limit your activities and practice social distancing
- Practice good hygiene and frequently wash your hands with soap and water
- Avoid touching your face
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze; discard used tissues immediately
- Do not share items such as utensils, cups, bedding and towels
- Build your immunity
- If you display the symptoms, self-isolate, and promptly seek medical care
Watch this video made by LUMS students to create awareness about the coronavirus.
Watch our students talk about preventive measures and steps you can take to avoid the spread of the virus.
Busting COVID-19 Myths
- No breathing exercise can confirm the presence of COVID-19; a laboratory test is the best way to confirm its presence.
- Drinking hot water, or taking a hot bath does not prevent the spread of the disease.
- Currently no medicine or vaccines can provide protection against the virus. The vaccine for COVID-19 is still being developed.
- Antibiotics are not effective against the virus.