Hi there! Need not really panic about coronavirus (COVID-19) if you are going to adhere to coronavirus protection measures. Cast away all your unnecessary fears.
In the meantime, here are some updates reported by the online website of CBCnews as of March 19, 2020. This is an update of coronavirus-related News for Toronto.
Let’s see what they are.
Ontario’s Latest On The Coronavirus-Related and Coronavirus Protection Measures
We would like to inform that the following information is taken from this link as of March 19, Thursday, 2020 from CBCnews website. Most importantly this website link belongs to the Government of Ontario – Ontario.ca.
Furthermore, this is to help you to be more careful during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
We thank the Ministry of Health for taking all the efforts to keep Ontarians safe.
Chiefly, this web page found in the above link is updated with the most up-to-date information on the status of cases in Ontario, every day, seven days a week, at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET.
What has the Ontario Government To Say Today (19, March, Thursday, 2020)?
First of all, contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000, your local public health unit or your primary care provider if you’re experiencing symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus.
Notably, the province has declared an emergency to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Because of emergency, the following establishments are advised to close immediately,
- All bars and restaurants, except to the extent that such facilities provide takeout and food delivery
- Facilities providing indoor recreational programs
- All public libraries
- Private schools
- All licensed child care centres
- Movie cinemas
- All theatres, including those offering live performances of music, dance and other art forms
- All concert venues.
Moreover, your risk of severe disease may be higher if you have a weakened immune system. This may be the case for:
- Older people
- People with chronic disease (for example, diabetes, cancer, heart, renal or chronic lung disease)
Furthermore, the World Health Organization is maintaining lists of affected areas/countries in their daily Situation Report, which can be found on the WHO website.
Symptoms And Treatment Regarding Coronavirus Protection To Take Note Of
Treatment and symptoms related to coronavirus protection is to be carefully noted:
Symptoms range from mild – like the flu and other common respiratory infections – to severe. The most common symptoms include:
- difficulty breathing
- muscle aches
- sore throat
- runny nose
Most importantly, complications from the 2019 novel coronavirus can include serious conditions, like pneumonia or kidney failure, and in some cases, death.
Besides, there are no specific treatments for coronaviruses. Moreover, there is no vaccine that protects against coronaviruses. Most people with common human coronavirus illnesses will recover on their own.
Most importantly, you should:
- drink plenty of fluids
- get rest and sleep as much as possible
- try a humidifier or a hot shower to help with a sore throat or cough
What If You Start To Feel Symptoms of COVID-19?
This is when you should be really be careful with regards to coronavirus protection.
- If you begin to feel unwell (fever, new cough or difficulty breathing), you should return home and self-isolate immediately. This is an important coronavirus protection and prevention method.
- Moreover, if you are self-isolating, you should seek clinical assessment over the phone – either through Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) or by calling their primary care provider’s office. Furthermore, if you need additional assessment, your primary care provider or Telehealth will direct you to in-person care options.
Besides, if you need immediate medical attention you should call 911 and mention your travel history and symptoms.
Coronavirus Protection Measures To Adhere
This is the vital part of what the Government of Ontario has to say regarding coronavirus protection for our good.
Coronaviruses are spread mainly from person to person through close contact, for example, in a household, workplace or health care centre.
Most importantly, there are some measures you can take to help prevent the spread of germs causing respiratory illnesses.
- You need to wash your hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Moreover, you should cough and sneeze into your sleeve.
- Most importantly, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Another coronavirus protection measure is to avoid contact with an infected person.
- Besides, stay home if you are sick.
Social Distancing, An Important Coronavirus Protection Measure
As an Ontarian you should practice social distancing to reduce exposure to other people.
Furthermore, as an Ontarian you should do your best to avoid close contact with people outside of your immediate families.
World Health Organization’s Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Advice For The Public
While various centers for disease control are taking vigorous measures for coronavirus protection, you need to know what WHO has to say.
- With regards to Coronavirus protection and wearing of face masks WHO’s advice can be looked at from this link.
- WHO has some myth buster for you to read from this link.
- Most importantly, WHO has some advice for health workers.
- Chiefly, with regards to coronavirus protection, your workplace should get ready according to WHO.
Besides, several control and prevention CDC are doing their best in saving lives all over the world. Furthermore, apart from avoiding touched surfaces by COVID-19 infected persons, refer the above-mentioned Government of Ontario and WHO links for further coronavirus protection related advice.