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What to do if you have been exposed to someone who has tested coronavirus positive

As the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus is increasing day by day so our concerns regarding this. Since the virus is potentially invisible, it has made many of us wonder that what should exactly be done if we doubt that we have been exposed to this virus. There is one thing that is important to understand at this point, that not everyone who is exposed to this virus will surely catch it.
Also, when a confirmed case is identified, all the people who have been in close contact with the person need to completely monitor themselves and the symptoms if they develop any while staying home for two weeks. Close contacts of a confirmed case need actual assessment.
Although, after being exposed symptoms such as cough, fever and difficulty in breath tend to develop after 5-6 days of exposure but then not to forget that it can also take up to as much as 14 days to develop symptoms for this virus. If even after that period any of the COVID 19 symptoms have not been developed then you are clear.

So now, if you have been in direct contact with someone who is now COVID 19 positive and now you are worried about you yourself catching it then, your best defence is a healthy lifestyle.
After completely self-isolating yourself the next responsible thing you need to do is contact your healthcare provider and ask them to arrange for a test as you have been in direct contact with a COVID 19 positive person in the last 14 days.
Start from getting enough sleep then, eat all the healthy foods, wash your hands thoroughly and also disinfect commonly touched surfaces around you while completely avoid touching your face. At this point, not only you need home quarantine, but you need to self isolate yourself from other members of the family as well. So that they do not catch it from you. Not only you are required to stay in a separate room for and use a separate bathroom for 14 days, but everything that is in contact with you like your utensils, clothes everything needs to be separated in order to ensure that the rest of the family is safe.

Based on the research, it is likely that it doesn’t stay in the environment or on surfaces by its own for more than 24-36 hours. Although, there are claims that under perfect conditions of humidity and lack of ultraviolet rays, this virus can even last for nine days.
Since the environment is thought to play a much smaller role in transmitting the novel coronavirus than a direct person to person spread, hence we need to practice rigorous social distancing in order to save ourselves from this deadly virus.

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