Coronavirus Pandemic: 4 things to do if you come in contact with COVID-19 positive
New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: The number of coronavirus cases in India crossed the grim mark of 11 lakh on Monday. Over the last couple of months, the number of cases of the novel coronavirus in India has increased at an exponential rate, sparking alarm over community transmission of the virus.
Recently, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) said that India has entered the community transmission of COVID-19, adding that "cases are penetrating down into towns and villages where it will be very difficult to control the situation".
The Centre, however, has denied reports of community transmission in India, saying that India is not in that phase yet. However, you still need to take precautions as there is no vaccine for the deadly pathogen available till now.
After taking all the necessary precautions, there’s still a chance that you might get in contact with a COVID-19 positive person as many of the people are asymptomatic. In that case, there are several precautions that you need to take if you come in contact with COVID-19 positive person.
Quarantine yourself for 10-14 days:
In case you come in contact with a COVID-19 positive person, the first thing you need to do is quarantine yourself at your home for at least 10 to 14 days and avoid getting in contact with anyone.
You need to monitor yourself and check whether you have developed a fever or have any other coronavirus symptoms like shortness of breath, cough, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, diarrhoea, and muscle ache.
Inform others that you came in contact with a COVID-19 positive person:
You should inform others that you came in contact with some who has tested positive for the deadly pathogen and ask them to get themselves tested if you have developed any COVID-19 symptoms.
Take a COVID-19 test:
If you have any of the above-mentioned symptoms, then it is advised that you should get yourself tested to confirm if you have coronavirus. However, it is recommended to wait for at least five to seven days before getting yourself tested.
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma