What Happens Next When You Or Someone You Know Tests Positive For COVID-19?

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What Happens Next When You Or Someone You Know Tests Positive For COVID-19?

The latest reports show that up to 80% of those testing positive for the COVID-19 in India are asymptomatic. They do not have any potential symptoms of coronavirus. The typical symptoms of the novel coronavirus are fever, dry cough, and difficulty breathing, in some COVID-19 cases chest pain as well. Anyone having any of these symptoms should immediately visit the nearby hospital to report themselves.

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If you have got any of these symptoms, immediately consult a physician – such as a family doctor, or visit the nearest clinic or a hospital. The Indian government has also set up a national helpline contact number for coronavirus consultations: +91 11 2397 8046. Proceed according to the helpline advice.

As per now, the only way to treat the novel coronavirus is to treat its symptoms, such as to take paracetamol if having a high fever (note: this is not medical consultation; please take the advice from a doctor before taking any medicines).

If you think you should get tested, take advice from the Indian Council of Medical Research guidelines, and visit a doctor; only doctors are allowed to take tests of the novel coronavirus.

What Happens Next When You Or Someone You Know Tests Positive For COVID-19?

Finally, if you are an asymptomatic person who gets in contact with a lab-confirmed patient or asymptomatic health professional, you will have to undergo quarantine immediately – either at home or, if your symptoms need round-the-clock attention, in a nominated hospital.

How To Quarantine Yourself At Home

Now, how you can quarantine yourself at the house?

You will have to stay all-time in the house in conditions defined by the protocols for 14 days. During the isolation period, you are not allowed from stepping outside the home & have to keep away from all types of social gatherings. You are now known for having a high risk of developing the coronavirus.

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