Follow the given below important Precautions to Reduce the risk of Corona Virus infection. Students should use face masks and hand sanitizers inside the school or while going into the examination hall. Keeping the safety of students and the staff employed in the exercise, the boards have given basic precautionary measures.
Ministry of Health has also issued a general advisory for schools in the country. All are advised to go through the same carefully and follow it to ensure basic hygiene and to stop any further spread of Coronavirus.
Parents, students and teachers are advised to follow basic hygiene and protection during the examination. Basic precautions include avoiding physical contact, washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water, use of hand sanitizers if the same is not available. Teachers and staff have also been advised to follow basic precautionary measures.
Lack of masks and hand sanitizers, students can use simple methods of hygiene like a clean handkerchief and washing their hands with soap and water after they have come in contact with other, utilities.
Washing your hands & practising good hygiene: India is well prepared and has taken all precautionary steps to contain the spread of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. GoI request every one to take all important measures to prevent this. Some basic self-preventive measures are as simple as, washing your hands & practising good hygiene.
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Basic Protective Measures For All
- Wash your hands frequently Maintain Social Distancing
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Practise respiratory hygiene by covering your mouth & nose with your bent elbows or tissue when you cough or sneeze
- If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care at the earliest
- Stay informed and follow the advice given by your doctor.
- See a doctor if you feel unwell-while visiting a doctor wear a mask/cloth to cover mouth & nose
Simple hygiene habits: As we start our day, let’s observe simple hygiene habits to protect us and others from covid-19. Stay safe and protect yourself from COVID19.
Do’s & Don’ts: You can keep Corona Virus (COVID-19) at bay by following some simple Do’s & Don’ts.
Precautions: Take precautions, avoid large gatherings & sensitise others; these simple but significant measures will curtail the spread of COVID-19.
Practice simple healthy habits: Let’s start the day with a resolve to practice simple healthy habits such as hand washing, cough etiquette, and not spitting in public. These help to protect from coronavirus. Please see the School Advisory and share it widely for enhanced awareness
Practice good health hygiene: Practice good health hygiene to protect yourself from COVID19. Wash your hands frequently by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. Share this information to create awareness and help us to help you.
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School Education Department has given instructions on “Preparedness & effective management of COVID-19” and Advisory issued to various line departments in the reference of Gov.Memo.No.699/D/2020-8, Dated:04-03-2020 of the of Chief Secretary to Govt of Telangana State.
All the RJDSEs and DEOs in the State are instructed to the following issues of Preparedness & effective management of COVID-19 – Advisory issued to the various line and take necessary action in the matter immediately.
- Conduct a school assembly to create awareness among the children. On all Mondays, awareness sessions on COVID-19 prevention may be conducted in the schools.
- Promotion of hand WASH techniques (UNICEF) through a session during the assembly. Since it is established that, frequent handwashing with soap will help in the prevention of the transmission of infection, all schools shall promote proper hand-washing liquids in schools and students should be made to wash their hands, 3 to 4 times during the school hours.
- Display of all the IEC materials as sent by HM&FW in the notice boards of schools.
- Clearing of school door handles with detergent water frequently.
- Ensure that students/teachers/staff students/ teachers /staff with signs of fever, cold and upper respiratory infections do not attend the school for 3 days or until symptoms subside. If the symptoms do not subside, they should consult a doctor.
- If any family is expecting the return of their relatives from the affected countries, the need for home isolation of the relative for 14 days should be clearly explained.
- A child with contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case or belonging to a family with a history of contact with a COVID-19 Case shall be kept in home isolation.
- The teachers and students who are through mass transport mechanism may be oriented on preventive measures as detailed in the pamphlet attached.
- All Principals of the Schools to display IEC materials on COVID-19 as communicated by HM&FW dept. in their school premises, school busses (private) etc.
- Designing & Suggestion material is under preparation by the Education Department which will be forwarded soon for onwards downloading & pasting in School premises.
- How does a Coronavirus spread?
The Coronavirus spreads from a sick person to another healthy person through these droplets get into eyes, nose and mouth
- What is a coronavirus?
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.
- What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
- What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
- How does COVID-19 spread?
People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. These droplets land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. People can also catch COVID-19 if they breathe in droplets from a person with COVID-19 who coughs out or exhales droplets. This is why it is important to stay more than 1 meter (3 feet) away from a person who is sick.
WHO is assessing ongoing research on the ways COVID-19 is spread and will continue to share updated findings.
- Can the virus that causes COVID-19 to be transmitted through the air?
Studies to date suggest that the virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through contact with respiratory droplets rather than through the air. See the previous answer on “How does COVID-19 spread?”
- Can CoVID-19 be caught from a person who has no symptoms?
The main way the disease spreads is through respiratory droplets expelled by someone who is coughing. The risk of catching COVID-19 from someone with no symptoms at all is very low. However, many people with COVID-19 experience only mild symptoms. This is particularly true in the early stages of the disease. It is, therefore, possible to catch COVID-19 from someone who has, for example, just a mild cough and does not feel ill. WHO is assessing ongoing research on the period of transmission of COVID-19 and will continue to share updated findings.
- Can I catch COVID-19 from the feces of someone with the disease?
The risk of catching COVID-19 from the feces of an infected person appears below. While initial investigations suggest the virus may be present in faeces in some cases, spread through this route is not a main feature of the outbreak. WHO is assessing ongoing research on the ways COVID-19 is spread and will continue to share new findings. Because this is a risk, however, it is another reason to clean hands regularly, after using the bathroom and before eating.
- What can I do to protect myself and prevent the spread of disease?
Protection measures for everyone: Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Many countries around the world have seen cases of COVID-19 and several have seen outbreaks. Authorities in China and some other countries have succeeded in slowing or stopping their outbreaks. However, the situation is unpredictable so check regularly for the latest news.
You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
Keep up to date on the latest COVID-19 hotspots (cities or local areas where COVID-19 is spreading widely). If possible, avoid traveling to places – especially if you are an older person or have diabetes, heart or lung disease.
- Why? You have a higher chance of catching COVID-19 in one of these areas.
Protection measures for persons who are in or have recently visited (past 14 days) areas where COVID-19 is spreading
Follow the guidance outlined above (Protection measures for everyone)
Self-isolate by staying at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache, low grade fever (37.3 C or above) and slight runny nose, until you recover. If it is essential for you to have someone bring you supplies or to go out, e.g. to buy food, then wear a mask to avoid infecting other people.
Why? Avoiding contact with others and visits to medical facilities will allow these facilities to operate more effectively and help protect you and others from possible COVID-19 and other viruses.
If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider of any recent travel or contact with travelers.
Why? Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also help to prevent possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.
- What is Coronavirus and what are its symptoms?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some causes illness in people. Its symptoms in humans are
Fever Breathing problem Coughing Tightness of chest Running Nose Headache Feeling unwell Pneumonia Kidney Failure
It can be difficult to identify the disease based on symptoms alone. Check when you should get tested
You can also view the video on symptoms by Director, AIIMS-Delhi
- How does Coronavirus spread?
Coronavirus spreads from an infected person through
Small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person coughs or sneezes Touching an object or surface with these droplets on it and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hand
Please watch the video for more information
- How to reduce the risk of Coronavirus?
Coronavirus infection can be prevented through the following means
Clean hand with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
Cover nose and mouth when coughing & sneezing with a tissue or flexed elbow
Avoid close contact & maintain 1-meter distance with anyone who is coughing or sneezing
Isolation of persons travelling from affected countries or places for at least 14 days
Quarantine if advised
- Professional Advice By AIIMS-Director?
Please watch the videos by Director, AIIMS – Delhi to learn and clear your doubts on Coronavirus
Know more on Coronavirus:
For detailed information on coronavirus, please check the link below
- Where to get help?
For any medical help in India please reach out to the 24/7 Control Room.
Phone: +91-11-23978046 Toll-Free Number: 1075 Email: email@example.com For Whatsapp Text: 9013151515
Please check the helpline numbers for your respective state here
For queries from a person outside India:
Please contact Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), GOI
24*7 Toll-free Helpline Number: 1800118797 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
For Visa related queries:
24*7 Helpline Number: 01124300666 Email: email@example.com
Kindly do not panic. Please check the video by Director, AIIMS-Delhi to know more