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as on : 28-02-2022, 08:00 GMT+5:30 (Source: WHO & MOHFW)


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Coronavirus Prevention

Source WHO and MOHFW

Protect yourself and others from Covid-19

The elderly and people who have severe underlying medical conditions seem to be at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Read the Do’s and Don’ts to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.


  • Practice frequent hand washing. Wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand rub. Wash hands even if they are visibly clean.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or your elbow while coughing or sneezing
  • Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell. While visiting doctor wear a mask/cloth to cover your mouth and nose
  • Throw used tissues into closed bins immediately after use
  • If you have these signs/symptoms please call State helpline number or Ministry of Health & Family Welfare’s 24X7 helpline
  • Stay informed and follow the advice given by your healthcare provider
  • Avoid participating in large groups or gatherings

  • Don't

  • Avoid touching the eyes, nose, or mouth with your hands
  • Spit in public
  • Have a close contact with anyone, if you’re experiencing cough and fever
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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

    1Is HOD testing for COVID-19?
    No. Please visit for all testing centers information and further information.
    2What is Coronavirus?
    As per WHO, Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.
    3What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
    The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develop difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
    4How does COVID-19 spread?
    People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. This is why it is important to stay more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from a person who is sick.
    5Can CoVID-19 be caught from a person who has no symptoms?
    The main way the disease spreads is through respiratory droplets expelled by someone who is coughing. The risk of catching COVID-19 from someone with no symptoms at all is very low. However, many people with COVID-19 experience only mild symptoms. This is particularly true at the early stages of the disease. It is therefore possible to catch COVID-19 from someone who has, for example, just a mild cough and does not feel ill.
    6Should I worry about COVID-19?
    Illness due to COVID-19 infection is generally mild, especially for children and young adults. However, it can cause serious illness: about 1 in every 5 people who catch it need hospital care. It is therefore quite normal for people to worry about how the COVID-19 outbreak will affect them and their loved ones. We can channel our concerns into actions to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. First and foremost among these actions is regular and thorough hand-washing and good respiratory hygiene. Secondly, keep informed and follow the advice of the local health authorities including any restrictions put in place on travel, movement and gatherings.
    7How long is the incubation period for COVID-19?
    The “incubation period” means the time between catching the virus and beginning to have symptoms of the disease. Most estimates of the incubation period for COVID-19 range from 1-14 days, most commonly around five days. These estimates will be updated as more data become available.
    8Where can I get tested for COVID-19?
    HOD does not test for COVID-19. Please visit for all testing centres information and further information.
    9Who is at risk of developing severe illness?
    While we are still learning about how COVID-2019 affects people, older persons and persons with pre-existing medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, cancer or diabetes) appear to develop serious illness more often than others.

    Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India (MOHFW) and World Health Organization (WHO)

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