Health advisory on the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Since its outbreak in Wuhan, China, the Novel Coronavirus, now renamed Covid-19, has caused lakhs of infected cases worldwide. Declared a ‘controllable’ pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the COVID-19 has killed over 7,000 people worldwide. As per WHO, currently, there is no vaccine or special anti-viral treatment for Covid-19, but supportive care can help most patients recover. Precautionary measures include regular hand-hygiene practices with alcohol-based rub or soap and water, abstaining from touching one's face and social distancing.