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Kids guide to corona-virus disease

We have been hearing a lot about this new illness which has been affecting people around the world, called coronavirus disease ( or covid-19). In this post, with the help of info-graphics and videos we tried to provide necessary information on covid-19 for kids.

 

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What is coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that affect animals. Occasionally, coronaviruses have been known to move from animals to humans. The coronavirus we’re talking about is a new virus, which causes an illness called COVID-19.

 How is corona-virus spread?

This is a new virus, and scientists are still working hard to discover exactly how it spreads. Similar viruses, like colds and flu, spread through water droplets in coughs and sneezes. These droplets can live on surfaces and spread when someone touches them with their hands. People become infected when they then touch their hands to their mouth, nose or eyes.

 

Here is the great info-graphics from Live-science for kids 

 

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

For the most people, including kids, this coronavirus isn’t dangerous. It will make them feel poorly for a short time, before they make a full recovery. For a few people, like the elderly and people who have long-term health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or asthma, the risk of becoming very ill is more serious. That’s why these people are making extra efforts to have less face-to-face contact with others at the moment.

 

Coronavirus symptoms include:

 – A fever

 – Dry cough

 – Tiredness

 – Feeling achey

 

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What can I do to prevent the spread?

There are plenty of small, easy things you can do. You probably do some of them already, but at this time, we all just need to be extra sensible and cautious as we go about our daily lives and activities:

 1. Wash your hands more regularly, for at least 20 seconds – that’s about as long as it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice!

 2. Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth.

 3. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Bin the tissue and wash your hands afterwards. or cough in your elbow .

 4. Try to avoid hand-to-hand contact with others outside of your immediate family. Say Namaste instead.

 5. People who feel unwell, and the people they live with, are being asked to self-isolate. This basically means staying at home for 14 days so that you don’t pass the virus on to others.

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What are people doing about coronavirus?

Thankfully, there are lots of people like scientists, doctors, nurses and sanitazation workers are working extremely hard to learn how to better prevent, control and treat this virus.

Scientists are working with speed to create a vaccine, which will give people protection from the virus. It’s hoped that they’ll have a vaccine ready for trials by the end of 2020.

 Things you can do:

Your school may be closed, meaning that you will be staying at home during the week. Your teacher may set you school work for you to do at home, or even teach classes online.

– Do things that make you happy like drawing, reading, and playing games.

– Have a break from talking or thinking about coronavirus. Keep yourself busy and don’t overcheck the news.

– Don’t believe everything that your friends tell you about coronavirus. Check the facts with a parent or trusted adult.

 

Some very interesting Kids Video which explain about corona virus.

Here Dr Binocs will explain, Coronavirus | What is Coronavirus? | Coronavirus Outbreak

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In this video, Dr Binocs will explain, Safety Measures For Corona | Coronavirus | What is Coronavirus?

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In this special video, kids will learn about the 2019 novel coronavirus and the good habits to adopt to protect themselves from it with Dr. Panda & Toto.

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Complete Guide to covid-19

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references:

https://www.livescience.com/coronavirus-infographic-for-kids.html

https://www.natgeokids.com/za/discover/science/general-science/what-is-coronavirus/

 

 

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