NUSRL, RANCHI ADVISORY NOTICE TO THE INMATES OF THE UNIVERSITY FOR “Global COVID-19 out break”

Date: 16-03-2020

According to World Health Organization (WHO) report, novel corona virus symptoms suspects were recorded around 1,52,000 cases from 125 countries.

W H O declared this outbreak of “Global COVID-19” as pandemic, because of its speed and scale of transmission globally.

Government of India, University Grants Commission and Government of Jharkhand released advisories to this effect.

Every individual in the campus should be self-conservative, self-monitoring along with the public health supervision.   The virus symptoms are as follows:

  • Fever (person feels warm to the touch, gives a history of feeling feverish, or has an actual measured temperature of 100.4°F [38° C] or higher) that has persisted for more than 48 hours             (or)
  • fever AND one of the following:
    • persistent cough
    • difficulty breathing
    • appears obviously unwell

Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through the national and local public health authorities. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.   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.  So, frequent hand wash can avoid the infection through hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1-meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is having symptoms of Covid-19 (fever, coughing or sneezing) because 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

Practice respiratory hygiene

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.  By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care immediately

During this high alert period every individual in the campus required to maintain quarantine conditions to avoid the spread of the disease. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation. Communicating to the authorities in advance will allow you and help to prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Stay informed and follow advice given by the concern authorities

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.  National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area.

Protection measures for persons who are in or have recently visited (past 14 days) areas where COVID-19 is spreading

  • Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover.  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.  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.

Courtesy: World Health Organization