What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a large family of viruses that causes illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.
Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Fever | Tiredness | Dry cough | Loose motions | Shortness of breath | Respiratory problems | Pneumonia
These symptoms are usually mild and may be difficult to distinguish from other infections. However, the good news is, about 80% of people recover from the disease without special treatment. Regular handwashing has been recommended as an effective measure to reduce the risk of infections.
What is #ProtektIndiaMovement?
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is taking over the world, and our nation, and there's an urgent need to reduce the risk of infection. With #ProtektIndiaMovement, a Godrej protekt initiative, we intend to fight the virus with weapons of our own choice: regular handwashing and spreading awareness about the same to every single Indian.
What can you do to stay protected and reduce the risk of Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
There are several myths doing the rounds about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its treatment. So, it is important that you only go by the advice of medical professionals. We would also recommend that you refer to WHO or UNICEF for the right preventive measures and follow them.
Check out the #ProtektIndiaMovement anthem here.
Some preventive measures
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
- Cough and sneeze into your elbows, not your hands.
- If you have a cough or a cold, see a doctor immediately.
Most importantly, wash your hands as often as possible with soap or handwash and water.
Here's something you
should know about handwashing.
How to wash hands?
5 steps of handwashing
with running water.
handwash to cover wet hands.
When to wash hands?
- Before/after eating and cooking
- After using the toilet
- After petting animals
- After coughing or sneezing
- After meeting people who are ill
- After touching raw food
- Every time you touch anything
Together, we can fight Coronavirus (COVID-19)!
If there's ever been a point when we could directly be involved in the protection of our country, it is now. As the Coronavirus threat looms large around the world and in India, it is time for us to do our bit. We invite you to join this movement by washing hands regularly and by spreading this message to as many people as we can – friends, neighbours, co-workers, and of course, family! The more people that know about this, the stronger we get in our fight against Coronavirus. In fact, what will really make the difference is if you can share this with people who may not have access to this information.
Remember, each of us can make a difference, because this time, our protection is in our own hands.