Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

What can people do to protect themselves and others from getting the new coronavirus?

Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.


COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates

From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather. Regardless of climate, adopt protective measures if you live in, or travel to an area reporting COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by frequently cleaning your hands. By doing this you eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infection that could occur by then touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.

Source:  www.who.int  & www.youtube.com/user/who/




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 Advisory on Social Distancing Measure in view of spread of COVID-19 disease


Social distancing is a non-pharmaceutical infection prevention and control intervention implemented to avoid/decrease contact between those who are infected with a disease causing pathogen and those who are not, so as to stop or slow down the rate and extent of disease transmission in a community. This eventually leads to decrease in spread, morbidity and mortality due to the disease.

In addition to the proposed interventions, the State/UT Governments may prescribe such other measures as they consider necessary. All these proposed interventions shall be in force till 31st of March, 2020. They will be reviewed as per the evolving situation.

The following interventions are proposed:

  1. Closure of all educational establishments (schools, universities etc), gyms, museums, cultural and social centres, swimming pools and theatres. Students should be advised to stay at home. Online education to be promoted.
  1. Possibility of postponing exams may be explored. Ongoing exams to be conducted only after ensuring physical distance of one meter amongst students.
  1. Encourage private sector organizations/employers to allow employees to work from home wherever feasible.
  1. Meetings, as far as feasible, shall be done through video conferences. Minimize or reschedule meetings involving large number of people unless necessary.
  1. Restaurants to ensure handwashing protocol and proper cleanliness of frequently touched surfaces. Ensure physical distancing (minimum 1metre) between tables; encourage open air seating where practical with adequate distancing.
  1. Keep already planned weddings to a limited gathering, postpone all non-essential social and cultural gatherings.
  1. Local authorities to have a dialogue with organizers of sporting events and competitions involving large gatherings and they may be advised to postpone such events.
  1. Local authorities to have a dialogue with opinion leaders and religious leaders to regulate mass gatherings and should ensure no overcrowding/at least one metre distance between people.
  1. Local authorities to have meeting with traders associations and other stakeholders to regulate hours, exhibit Do’s and Don’ts and take up a communication drive in market places like sabzi mandi, anaj mandi, bus depots, railway stations, post-offices etc., where essential services are provided.
  1. All commercial activities must keep a distance of one meter between customers. Measures to reduce peak hour crowding in markets.
  1. Non-essential travel should be avoided. Buses, Trains and aeroplanes to maximize social distancing in public transport besides ensuring regular and proper disinfection of surfaces.
  1. Hospitals to follow necessary protocol related with COVID-19 management as prescribed and restrict family/friends/children visiting patients in hospitals.
  1. Hygiene and physical distancing has to be maintained. Shaking hands and hugging as a matter of greeting to be avoided.
  1. Special protective measures for delivery men/ women working in online ordering services.
  1. Keep communities informed consistently and constantly. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

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Mandatory Documents
1. Doctor’s Prescription
2. Govt. Address Proff -:(Aadhar Card, Voter Id, Passport)
3. Form 44(Click Link)


Government of India’s 24X7 control room number

Phone: +91-11-23978046

Email at ncov2019@gmail.com

Currently, no private hospital/private laboratory is authorized to test for COVID-19

When to & where to Get Tested for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

1st and 2nd confirmatory tests for Covid-19 are free for all citizens: Health Ministry

  • You are for COVID-19 if you (Cough, fever or difficultyin breathing)not required to get tested do not have any symptoms.
  • If you have any of the above symptoms and have travelled to any of the COVID-19 affected countries includingItaly, Iran, Republic of Korea, France, Spain, Germany, UAE etc or you are a contact of a laboratory confirmedpositive case immediately call the State Helpline Number or Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Governmentof India’s 24×7 helpline 011-2397 8046
  • The helpline service will note down your contact details and contact you with the testing protocols of COVID-19
  • If you qualify as a case for testing as per the protocol, you will be tested at a Government approved lab only.


List of testing sites for corona virus testing in India.

The health ministry has designated 52 testing sites for corona virus testing in India.

Source : www.mohfw.gov.in

52 testing sites for COVID 19
Andhra Pradesh 1 Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati
2 Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
3 GMC, Anantapur, AP
Andaman & Nicobar islands 4 Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar
Assam 5 Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati
6 Regional Medical Research Center, Dibrugarh
Bihar 7 Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna
Chandigarh 8 Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh 9 All India Institute Medical Sciences, Raipur
Delhi-NCT 10 All India Institute Medical Sciences, Delhi
11 National Centre for Disease Control, Delhi
Gujarat 12 BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad
13 M.P.Shah Government Medical College, Jamnagar
14 Pt. B.D. Sharma Post Graduate Inst. of Med. Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana
Haryana 15 BPS Govt Medical College, Sonipat
Himachal Pradesh 16 Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
17 Dr.Rajendra Prasad Govt. Med. College, Kangra, Tanda, HP
Jammu and Kashmir 18 Sher‐e‐ Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar
19 Government Medical College, Jammu
Jharkhand 20 MGM Medical College, Jamshedpur
Karnataka 21 Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore
22 National Institute of Virology Field Unit Bangalore
23 Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, Mysore
24 Hassan Inst. of Med. Sciences, Hassan, Karnataka
25 Shimoga Inst. of Med. Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka
Kerala 26 National Institute of Virology Field Unit, Kerala
27 Govt. Medical College, Thriuvananthapuram, Kerala
28 Govt. Medical College, Kozhikhode, Kerala
Madhya Pradesh 29 All India Institute Medical Sciences, Bhopal
30 National Institute of Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH), Jabalpur
Meghalaya 31 NEIGRI of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong, Meghalaya
Maharashtra 32 Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur
33 Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Mumbai
Manipur 34 J N Inst. of Med. Sciences Hospital, Imphal‐East, Manipur
Odisha 35 Regional Medical Research Center, Bhubaneswar
Puducherry 36 Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry
Punjab 37 Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab
38 Government Medical College, Amritsar
Rajasthan 39 Sawai Man Singh, Jaipur
40 Dr. S.N Medical College, Jodhpur
41 Jhalawar Medical College, Jhalawar, Rajasthan
42 SP Med. College, Bikaner, Rajasthan
Tamil Nadu 43 King’s Institute of Preventive Medicine & Research, Chennai
44 Government Medical College, Theni
Tripura 45 Government Medical College, Agartala
Telangana 46 Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad
Uttar Pradesh 47 King’s George Medical University, Lucknow
48 Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
49 Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh
Uttarakhand 50 Government Medical College, Haldwani
West Bengal 51 National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata
52 IPGMER, Kolkata

Source : timesofindia.indiatimes.com