Corona virus (COVID-19) has first emerged in the city of Wuhan, China. From there it had spread to almost every country of the world. It has turned into pandemic. Its symptoms are fever, cough, trouble breathing, sore throat; it may also lead to illness and pneumonia. Mainly it has symptoms of cold and flu. It spreads mainly when infected person sneeze, cough, tiny respiratory droplets goes from one person into another, in air, on nearby surface. Experts are look in whether it got spread through stool (poop).
It is seen that the Corona virus does not affect children as much as it affects adults and old people. If one has strong Immune system he/she can fight with Corona virus. One should consult a doctor if a child or anyone in the family has fever, cough. One should tell everything to his/her doctor as if one lived with a person who had COVID-19 or traveled to a place where there are many COVID-19 cases. Your children should have all vaccines against illness like measles, flu and especially BCG. It is seen that children who have BCG vaccination do not affected by Corona virus. Some kids do not have much symptoms of COVID-19, they get away with fluids and rest, but some kids have symptoms.
To protect your kids from Corona virus follow these instructions:
Stay at home.
Do not go to busy places and stay away from sick people.
Go out when it’s utmost necessary and where mask.
Do not use face mask that is meant for one time use, it is not effective after 4 hours.
To remove the face mask, first sanitize your hands with alcohol based sanitizer.
Maintain social distancing, stay atleast 6 feet away from other person.
Wash your hands often and for 20 seconds. If they refuse to wash hands, they should be encouraged to do so by rewarding them. Use hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol.
Do not touch mouth, nose and eyes.
Use a good disinfectant to wipe floors and things people touch.
If there are Corona virus infected people in your area, follow instruction of local health department.
Scientists still are trying to invent a vaccine so as to stop Corona virus from spreading. To prevent this respiratory disease since no vaccine is invented. Parents should take necessary steps to save their children.
The best way to save your children from Corona virus is to avoid them to go into crowd and thus preventing them to be exposed to people who are infected from it. As if infected person sneeze, droplets may land on the face of children and hence virus will infect them. Make sure that children should maintain a distance of 6 feet from sick people including family members. Advise children to wash hands atleast for 20 seconds several times a day, especially after sneezing, coughing and using toilet. If soap and water is not available one can use hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol.
Everyone should cover face while sneezing. One should use tissue while sneezing and immediately dispose it off. Kids should be given warm water 6 times a day, tea, turmeric milk. Kids should do yoga as it will make their immune system strong. Clean doorknobs, handles, toys that kids often touch with good disinfectant. However children are less affected from Corona virus than adults but we should take care so that they do not get affected.