UPDATES ON CORONAVIRUS
What is coronavirus
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory
What is coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that range from the common cold to MERS coronavirus, which is Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus and SARs, Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus. carona virus has affected over 743000 persons glabally,34000 has already died Wealthy members of the private sector including Femi Otedola, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Herbert Wigwe, Segun Agbaje and Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, all contributed 1 billion Naira (about $2.7 million) each to support the government in curtailing the pandemic in Nigeria.
Where do coronaviruses come from?
Corona viruses are circulating in animals and some of these coronaviruses have the capability of transmitting between animals and humans. We call that a spillover event.
How can I help protect myself from a coronavirus?
The coronaviruses typically cause respiratory symptoms. So we recommend basic hand hygiene, such as washing your hands with soap and water and respiratory hygiene, such as when you sneeze, sneezing into your elbow. Ways to protect yourself against a potential animal source would be to avoid unnecessary unprotected contact with live animals and to make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly after contact with animals and also to make sure your meat is cooked thoroughly before consuming. Is there treatment? There are no specific treatments for coronaviruses, but symptoms can be treated
- The virus: The novel coronavirus has killed more than 1,100 people and infected over 45,000 people worldwide. The vast majority of cases are in mainland China.
- Cruise ship crisis: A total of 175 cases have been confirmed on a cruise ship quarantined in Japan. More than 2,000 people are stranded on another cruise that was turned away from four ports, despite having no suspected cases.
- Life in China: People are returning to work after entire cities and business sectors were shut down for more than two weeks in efforts to contain the outbreak. In Hubei province — the outbreak’s epicenter — millions remain under lockdown.