The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCov, is a new type of virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. It’s named “novel” because the said strain of virus has not been previously identified. Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that causes illness ranging from the common cold to more acute respiratory diseases. COVID-19 has not been previously identified in humans.
Current symptoms reported for patients with COVID-19 include acute onset fever, cough, tiredness and difficulty in breathing (in severe cases). The virus spreads mainly when an infected person coughs or sneezes, similar to how influenza and other respiratory pathogens spread. There have been 3,34,981 confirmed cases globally in around 189 countries. As of now, there is no vaccine available to protect against 2019 – Novel Coronavirus. The best way to prevent infection and keeping the virus at bay is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
As of 24th March, 2020 — 446 confirmed cases have been detected in India including foreign nationals, Maharashtra being the highest with 87 cases. Till now 9 death cases have been reported in India. On a positive note 36 cases have been discharged because of successful cure. The Government of India is closely monitoring the situation with utmost priority and has ascertained the level of preparedness in each and every state of India.
In recent advisories from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare mass gatherings have been frowned upon to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Guidelines have been issued on the use of masks by the public, only to those who are infected or facing similar symptoms. Healthy people need not wear masks as it creates a false sense of security that may lead to unnecessary hysteria. In the latest circular social distancing has been advised which is a non-pharmaceutical way to control and prevent the spread of infection. With recent outbreaks in various cities the Government imposed Lockdowns within the city to stop further spread of the virus.
Sagar Institute of Science and Technology (SISTec), one of the best engineering colleges in Bhopal MP and its sister concern Sagar Institute of Science Technology & Research (SISTec-R), one of the top 10 engineering colleges in Bhopal MP also adhered to the lockdown and closed its gates for all faculties and staff. The engineering colleges in Bhopal had already declared holidays for the student looking forward to their safety and well being. The hostlers of the college were also advised in advance to go to their homes if they wished.
On 22nd March, 2020 the countrymen observed a day of pure isolation — Janta Curfew supporting the words of Prime Minister Narendra Modiji. The whole nation stayed at home during the curfew which started from 7:00 am and went on till 9:00 pm. At exactly 5:00 pm all the Indians around the country took it upon them to honour and applaud the relentless hard work done by medical professional and essential service helpers in these tough times. The whole nation reverberated with the sounds of clapping, conch shells and bells creating great vibrations throughout the country. Sagar Group of Institutions, one of the top private engineering colleges in Bhopal MP also supported this cause and stood in solidarity with all professionals working to fight against Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19).
Sagar Group of Institutions wishes the safety and security of all countrymen and pray that this virus outbreak recedes fast. Here are certain measures one needs to take to keep the virus at bay:
👉 Avoid close contact with people who seem sick. Maintain at least one metre or about 3 feet of distance with anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
👉 Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
👉 Stay home when you are sick.
👉 Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue safely.
👉 Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
👉 Wear a mask to prevent spreading of the virus.
👉 Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at regular intervals. This needs to be done especially after going to the washroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
👉 If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol.
👉 Always wash hands with soap and water when your hands are visibly dirty.
👉 If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention immediately
👉 Keep in mind the travel advisory set out by the Ministry of Health and Welfare
STAY SAFE STAY HEALTHY
World Health Organization — https://www.who.int/
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare — https://www.mohfw.gov.in/
Sagar Institute of Science & Technology (SISTec) is a premier engineering college with top of the line facilities and infrastructure which makes it one of the best engineering colleges in bhopal. The teaching methodology here is unparalleled, it is so unique that no other engineering institute of Bhopal match it.
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