Corona virus Disease – COVID 19 - Descriptive information

1. What is Corona Virus Disease - FAQs
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.   Read more...

2. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Myth busters
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.       Read more...

3. Corona helpline numbers, hospital details across India

 Sr. No. State Helpline No. Helpline Operated by (Department name) Hospitals Active for screening Isolation Wards Available (Yes/No)
1 Gujarat 104 Health Department (Gujarat Govt.) Civil HospitalVadodra Civil HospitalSurat Civil HospitalJam Nagar Civil Hospital Yes (every hospital)
2 Karnataka 104 Karnataka govt. Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseasess (RGICD)Manipal HospitalsNarayna HealthFirtis Hospitals Yes (every hospital)

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4. Govt of India’s guidelines for home quarantine
Detection of a travel related/unrelated suspect case of novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) will be followed by rapid isolation of such cases in designated health facilities and line listing of all contacts of such cases.Home quarantine is applicable to all such contacts of a suspect or confirmed case of COVID-19.       Read more...


5. Novel Corona Virus: Resources from National Health Mission     Click here..