covid-19

Q.1 What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
Ans. Symptoms of Coronavirus are like common colds and flu. Eg:
  1. Fever
  2. Sore throat
  3. Cough
  4. Tiredness
  5. Breathing problem
Remember that most people with these symptoms may suffer from a seasonal cold or respiratory disease and not necessarily from coronavirus.

Q.2 Should I do a test for coronavirus (Covid-19)?
Ans. You will only be treated if your doctor decides that you have symptoms of corona.
  1. If you have returned from abroad in the last 14 days and you have the symptoms like Fever, Sore throat, Cough Tiredness breathing problem.
  2. ‎If you have been in contact with a coronavirus (covid-19) patient in the last 14 days and you have the symptoms like Fever, Sore throat, Cough Tiredness breathing problem.
  3. If you are a health worker, working directly in the treatment of Corona's patients and you have the symptoms given in question one.

Q.3 Where do I report a suspected case of corona (covid-19)?
Ans. You can contact the state helpline number 104 or Contact on your district helpline number available on www.pbhealth.gov.in.

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Q.4 What I do if I know someone who has just returned from abroad and is not in isolation?
Ans. You can contact the State helpline number 104 or your district helpline number available on www.pbhealth.gov.in. Please note that the time of detention is 14 days.

Q.5 What I do if I know someone who has recently returned from abroad and has symptoms of coronavirus (covid-19) but has not had the tests done in the hospital?
Ans. You can contact the State helpline number 104 or your district helpline number available on www.pbhealth.gov.in.

Q.6 Will I be treated for coronavirus (covid-19) in a government hospital only? Where should I go for testing for coronavirus (covid-19)?
Ans. Currently, testing facilities are available only in government hospitals. However, samples for the tests are being taken in all government district hospitals.

Q.7 How does coronavirus (covid-19) spread?
Ans. Coronavirus spreads by:
  1. A person's cough and sneezing.
  2. ‎Touching the contaminated surface with the victim's cough and sneezing and then touching your face.
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Q.8 How should I protect myself from coronavirus (covid-19)?
Ans. By taking some primary precautions such as.
  1. Wash your hands repeatedly with soap and running water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  2. Do not touch your face, nose or mouth.
  3. Stay away from people.

Q.9 What is social distancing?
Ans. Keeping distance from each other is a helpful method to slow the spread of viruses such as coronavirus (covid-19). It includes:
  1. Stay indoors, when you are sick.
  2. ‎Avoid going to the public crowd.
  3. Keep a distance of at least 1 meter between you and others.
  4. Avoid personal contact like shaking hands etc.

Q.10 What is home quarantine?
Ans. If you have come from a foreign country or you are a suspected patient of coronavirus, then you must remain isolated in your home for 14 days to keep others safe. To live in seclusion means:
  1. Do not come out of the house.
  2. ‎Ask someone for food and other necessities and he keep it at the door and leave.
  3. ‎Do not go to the people.
  4. Only one person should be in contact with you inside the house and adopt necessary precautionary methods till the time of isolation.
  5. If you do not have symptoms of coronavirus (covid-19), then you do not need to wear mask in your home.
  6. If you are going out for medical help, wear a surgical mask to protect others.
  7. Make sure you complete cleanliness.
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Q.11 Is non-vegetarian food safe?
Ans. Yes, coronavirus (covid-19) does not spread through eggs or non-vegetarian food, provided it is cooked well.

Q.12 What is the difference between isolation and quarantine?
Ans. Actually isolation is for the victims or suspects of coronavirus (covid-19).
While quarantine is for those who are healthy but they have come in contact with a patient of coronavirus (covid-19). The self-quarantine must be completed strictly for a time of 14 days. Those who have recently returned from abroad are instructed to stay in isolation for 14 days after arriving in India.

Q.13 Should i wear a mask?
Ans. Healthy individuals do not need to wear masks. Only those people with signs of coronavirus (covid-19) are required to wear masks. People caring for suspected patients must wear masks.

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Q.14 How long does it take to recover from coronavirus (covid-19)?
Ans. Individuals with simple cases get better in 15 days with coronavirus (covid-19). While severe cases are treated in the hospital and may take a little longer.

Q.15 Does coronavirus (covid-19) spread from pets?
Ans. No, coronavirus (covid-19) do not spread from pets.

Q.16 Where can I contribute to the fight against coronavirus (covid-19)?
Ans. Collective contributions can be made to the Punjab Chief Minister Covid Relief Fund. The following is a description:
Account number: 50100333026124.
IFSC Code: HDFC0000213.
Branch Name: Chandigarh, Sector 17-C

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Q.17 Will all offices and services continue during the complete shutdown caused by coronavirus?
Ans. According to the orders issued by the Union Home Ministry on 24 March 2020, only limited offices of the central and state government will remain open. The shops providing essential services like milk, vegetables, fruits, ration, cooking gas etc. will be open in a limited manner and these items will be delivered to the people.

Q.18 Are there any coronavirus drugs available?
Ans. No, there is no medicine available for Covid-19 yet.

Q.19 Can I go out of the house during a complete shutdown?
Ans. Only in an emergency can a person go out of the house after the permission of the district administration.

Q.20 Where can I contact for any issues I have during the shutdown?
Ans. Non-health questions can be contacted on the emergency helpline 112.

Q.21 Who is most at risk from a serious disease like coronavirus?
Ans. 1. Persons 65 years of age or older.
2. Persons with low physical ability due to chronic diseases.
3. ‎In more hazardous situations the following are the probable persons.
   3.1. Person who has chronic lung disease or severe asthma.
   3.‎2. The person who has heart disease.
   ‎3.3. Individuals with less ability to fight diseases.
4. Pregnant women.

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