Corona Virus videos have now begun to appear on Chinese social media sites. They show people collapsing on the ground on pavements, on roads and even, dead bodies lying in the hospital pavements. But Chinese mainstream media reports so far claim the virus has claimed 25 lives and infected more than 800 others.
WATCH: Video shows the situation at a hospital at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak; it has now been removed from China’s social media platform
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Disturbing Leaked Video shows People literally falling over as they succumb to Virus.
10 cities 33 million people have now been quarantined.
1 case found outside quarantine area This Morning.
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Experts outside China believe that on the contrary, these figures could be much higher. And maybe the world should brace itself for the worldwide spread of the virus.
The virus outbreak is suspected to have begun from animals sold at a food market in the Chinese Wuhan city with one report saying it made the jump to humans from snakes leading to some dubbing it ‘snake flu’. The coronavirus is related to the common cold as well as more serious illnesses, such as Sars.
Chinese cities are going under lockdown as the authorities battle to contain the deadly coronavirus plaguing the country. The Chinese government has shut transportation in at least 10 cities around Wuhan with the wearing of masks now mandatory, affecting 33 million people as efforts to stop the spread of the disease intensified.
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Even though the World Health Organisation has not declared the outbreak a global emergency, there have been reports of the virus spreading in South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, the United States, Thailand, and Vietnam. The coronavirus is thought to have been brought in by people who had recently traveled to the Chinese city.
In the UK, people have been tested as a precaution and airports are screening passengers traveling from the virus’s source (China). A statement from the Scottish government said there were five suspected cases in the country.
What You Need To Know About The Coronavirus
Here is all you need to know about how to avoid catching and spreading the deadly coronavirus.
How Do I Protect Myself From The Coronavirus?
There are currently no vaccines available to protect you against human coronavirus infection. You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by doing the following
- wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- avoid close contact with people who are sick
How Do I Protect Others From The Coronavirus?
If you have cold-like symptoms, you can help protect others by doing the following
- stay home while you are sick
- avoid close contact with others
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and
- wash your hands
- clean and disinfect objects and surfaces
What Treatment Can I Get For The Coronavirus?
There are no specific treatments for illnesses caused by human coronaviruses. Most people with common human coronavirus illness will recover on their own. However, you can do some things to relieve your symptoms
- take pain and fever medications (Caution: do not give Aspirin to children)
- use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough
- If you are mildly sick, you should
- drink plenty of liquids
- stay home and rest
- If you are concerned about your symptoms, you should see your healthcare provider.