As of April 12, in over 185 countries, more than 1.7 million people are infected by the novel coronavirus. With the death rate rising, it is urgently required that the world population gets aware of the symptoms of this spreading pandemic.
WHO has identified dry cough, runny nose, fever with tiredness, and nasal congestion as the most common symptoms of the disease. It is said that 80% of the infected population are showing mild or no symptoms at all. But it’s one out of six people who are getting seriously ill. Emphasis has been given more on the elderly and the sick.
It is prescribed that anyone showing symptoms should remain at home for at least 14 days.
All countries are trying to spread awareness. In the UK, the NHS now has a dedicated website for keeping people updated.
This particular type of coronavirus is less fatal than its counterparts like Mers and Sars. But with such scarce information and the changing character of the disease, all governments are urging the people to take caution to stop its spread.