11 March 2020, Kathmandu
COVID-19 or Corona virus flu is spreading all over the world day by day. It’s almost impossible to be safe Nepal from the impact of Corona virus. However, till the date of this article, there was only one verified patients admitted in the hospital and he was recovered became well.
On 13 January 2020, a student from Wuhan, China, returned to Nepal. He was admitted to the Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Sukraraj. It was known after the check-up that he had flu with inflammation of the mouth, and a positive COVID-19. There were no other signs or symptoms related to this. He was isolated and treated with antibiotics and complementary treatments of a wide range. He was fine after a few days of treatment and testing and the virus was negative when re-checked. The next day he was released and told to quarantine himself for a while. That was the first and last case of the already recovered Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) in Nepal. In addition to this, the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) has no cases or suspicions.
Is Nepal safe from Corona Virus?
The impact of Corona Virus in Nepal is not yet seen and Nepal’s government and several health organizations and agencies are focusing on corona-virus diagnosis and dealing with it. Hopefully, this could work to prevent corona-virus from spreading in Nepal. Nepal is safe to visit, in this sense. Nonetheless, it takes other steps just in case. There are no health emergencies in Nepal that are infected with the corona-virus.
Nepal is safe to visit as the private sector and Nepal’s government bodies are working on controlling this outbreak. Visiting Nepal won’t affect your travel experience and, of course, Nepal has no history of corona-virus transmission until the date. You can travel safely to Nepal with due care and precaution.
However, the spread of the virus has been halted and well under global control due to constant treatment by government authorities and rapid medical response around the world. Nepal’s tourism ministry to test and curb the virus ‘effects, and isolate such cases when identified. At Tribhuvan International Airport as well as in all border points along Nepal and China, a separate health desk was set up, staffed by doctors and health professionals.
What is corona-virus or COVID 19?
At this point, you most likely heard COVID 19 or Corona infection found in 2019 which is liable for a worldwide pandemic. Thus far, the main country affected has been china, but it has spread to a number of other countries around the world by varying degrees. The infection was at first too as 2019,nCOV or 2019 corona-virus and casually called Wuhan Corona Virus. The World Health Organization named COVID-19 because it doesn’t refer to a geographical location, an animal, person or a group of people all of which lead to stigma.
Corona viruses are a huge group of infections which may cause ailment in creatures or people. In people, a few corona viruses are known to cause respiratory contamination running from the normal virus to increasingly extreme illnesses, for example, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
Since this infection is so new, very little is known about it yet. General Health Groups, for instance, and Prevention (CDC) the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control are investigating. You can check their sites for updates.
The new corona-virus appears to be spreading from human to next. It may be spread by respiratory droplets when someone infected with the sneezes or coughs. It’s unknown how contagious the virus is.
Symptoms of COVID-19
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- Shortness of breath,
- Tiredness, and
- Dry Cough.
Many patients may suffer from aches and pains, inflammation of the nose, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. Typically these symptoms are mild and start slowly. Many people get sick but have no symptoms, and don’t feel unwell. Most people (approximately 80 %) recover from the disease without special treatment. Around 1 in every six people who get COVID-19 get seriously ill and experience breathing difficulties. Older people, and those with underlying medical conditions such as heart problems or diabetes, high blood pressure, are more likely to develop a serious disease. Approximately 2 % of people with the disease are dead. People with cough, fever and breathing difficulties should look for clinical consideration.
Prevention of COVID19
You can Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:
- Wash your hands often for at least 20 seconds, thoroughly. If soap and water are not accessible, use the alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or rubbing your hands with alcohol destroys viruses that might be on your hands.
- If your hands are not clean, avoid touching the eyes, nose, and mouth.
- When someone coughs or sneezes they release small droplets of liquid from their nose or mouth that may contain the infection. Maintain space between you and anyone who is coughing or sneezing at least 1 meter away.
- If you feel unwell, stay home. If you have fatigue, cough and breathing difficulties, seek medical attention and call ahead. Employ local health authority instructions.
- Stay updated about the latest COVID-19 developments. Follow the advice given on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 by your health care provider, the national and local public health authority or your employer.