What is a coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause respiratory infections ranging from cold to severe illness such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus is called COVID-19.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is the contagious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus, originated from Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

The most common symptoms of recent coronavirus are fever, breathlessness, and dry cough. Other symptoms include nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, diarrhea. People with age above 65, asthma, obesity, chronic kidney or liver diseases, heart problems and diabetes are at a greater risk of getting severe infection.

How does coronavirus spread?

COVID-19 is highly contagious and can spread from others through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when an infected person coughs or exhales. People can catch COVID-19 by touching surfaces that are contaminated by infected droplets. These include doorknobs, lift buttons, mobile phones, shared towel etc.

It is important to stay 1 meter away from a COVID-19 infected person.

Is there any drug vaccine or treatment for COVID-19?

No, till now there is no vaccine, drug or medicine known to prevent or treat COVID-19, but there are treatment methods to relieve symptoms.

What precautions should I take to avoid COVID-19? Take these precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:

• Frequently clean your hands,

• Cover your mouth with a tissue or the elbow while sneezing or coughing and dispose of tissue.

COVID-19 is a contagious disease caused by a coronavirus. People infected with the COVID-19 experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and usually recover without requiring special treatment.

People with underlying conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

The best way to protect yourself and to slow down the transmission of COVID-19 is to be well-informed about the virus and how it spreads. The COVID-19 virus spreads through droplets of discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Till now there are no specific vaccine or curative treatment options for COVID-19. However, there are many trials going on evaluating potential treatments


We are currently facing a pandemic situation which has devastated everyone around the world. It is time to stand united and fight against COVID-19. For the sake of lives lost, for all the health care workers on the front-line working day and night to save us, let us all pledge to fight Corona.

Do You Think You May Have A Coronavirus? Take these Steps:


Start with an online consultation with a doctor. The doctor will advise what to do next.


Call ahead before going in person to Cauvery Heart & Multispeciality Hospital.


Don’t go to the emergency room for COVID-19 testing.