Corona Virus

How to Protect Yourself from the Novel Corona Virus?

The threat of the Corona Virus is extending in different parts of the world with lightning speed. And experts are still figuring out an antidote for this virus. The death rate is rising at an alarming rate as well as people who are being affected by it.

But what is Corona Virus and how it all began?

What is Corona Virus?

Corona Virus

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people.

These viruses have their origins in bats. The sequences from U.S. patients are similar to the one that China initially posted, suggesting a likely single, recent emergence of this virus from an animal reservoir.

Early on, many of the patients at the epicenter of the outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China had some link to large seafood and live animal markets, suggesting animal-to-person spread. Later, a growing number of patients reportedly did not have exposure to animal markets, indicating person-to-person spread. 

What are the common Symptoms for Corona Virus?

What are the Symptoms of Corona Virus?

According to the World Health Organization, (WHO), Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death

The virus can cause pneumonia. Those who have fallen ill are reported to suffer coughs, fever and breathing difficulties. In severe cases, there can be organ failure. As this is viral pneumonia, antibiotics are of no use. The antiviral drugs we have against the flu will not work. Recovery depends on the strength of the immune system. Many of those who have died were already in poor health.

How to Protect Yourself from this deadly Corona Virus?


How to Prevent Corona Virus?

1. Do wash your hand as often as possible and for a minimum of 20 seconds.

2. No hand sanitizer will probably work because they’re anti-bacterial and the Corona Virus is, well a virus.

3. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.

4. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects like your mobile phones with a cleaning spray.

5. Please stay home when you’re sick and don’t hesitate to contact your local health care provider/ doctor etc.



1. Don’t touch your face, especially your eyes, nose or mouth with people who are sick.

2. Don’t travel if you have a fever.

3. Don’t come to the vicinity with people who are coughing or sneezing around you.

Our safety is in our own hands. Be grateful that you are healthy and alive if you are reading this blog!!

If you want to share any other tips or some useful information regarding the same, then kindly do so in the comments below and let’s be there for each other and stay safe!

Also, since students of 10th and 12th are going through their Board exams and if you are feeling that exam stress then you can either watch the video or read my blog for The Times of India where I’ll be telling you some tips to de-stress yourself during exam period!!

TOI Blog- https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/gratisoul/how-to-cope-up-with-board-exam-fear/

All the best kids!!

Until then, live positively and happily and stay safe people!



Hey people! I am Karishma Verma but most people just call me Kaddie. I graduated in mid 2018. I am an engineer by profession and an upbeat human, who likes to motivate and spread positive vibes around myself amongst my people! I am a Gratisoul and would love to proliferate these upbeat vibes to folks across every possible age bracket. So, let’s begin this journey of becoming ‘Gratisoul’ together!!


Promila Verma
March 12, 2020 at 2:19 PM

Quite informative

March 14, 2020 at 1:16 AM

I love your images! They had me laughing because they’re all so true! I’m struggling with how often I actually touch my face. I had NO idea how much I did it until now! I don’t leave my house unless I absolutely have too & my hand washing game has stepped up to pro-status. LOL

Thanks for posting this! We all need to be in the know!

March 17, 2020 at 4:36 PM

Very good post to protect us……

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