Latest Coronavirus Update: Secure Your Child’s Physical Health & Academic Progress
March 17, 2020
The recent catastrophe, namely, coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has shaken the entire world. And India, being a country of 1.3 billion people and with constant exposure to foreign nationals becomes susceptible to such a lethal disease.
As of lately, 86 patients are detected by coronavirus disease in the country, and the threat caused by this fatal disease can grow alarmingly in a country this big. At a dire situation like this, it is essential to take preventive measures to safeguard yourself and your children from the pandemic disease.
Even though the symptoms seem similar, COVID-19 is not akin to common flu and is at least two times more contagious than flu. Considering the enormous population in India, people are exposed to these threats. To diminish the spread of Coronavirus, the Indian government has taken several steps in this pursuit.
Steps Taken by the Indian Government
In the wake of this chronic disease, the Government of India has taken several steps to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the country. Have a look at the measures as per latest coronavirus update!
Travel advisories have advised citizens to avoid non-essential travel until the cause of COVID-19 subsides.
All incoming travellers from various international countries will be checked and quarantined for a period of 14 days.
Visas granted to the affected countries like Italy, South Korea, China, Japan, etc. remain suspended for the time being.
As per latest coronavirus update, the Indian government has declared the closure of schools and colleges in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Bihar, Rajasthan, etc.
With the Indian and state governments working according to the recent developments, you need to be cautious as well to safeguard your child from the potential risk.
Moreover, the recent requests for suspending travel and closure of schools have affected the everyday routine of people. Closure of schools at a time like this has affected the academic progress of students as well. Especially, those appearing for board exams are significantly impacted by the situation.
At this hour, how do you plan to protect your children’s health while not hindering their studies?
Well, Vedantu has got you covered as far as their academics are concerned. To aid in this dire situation, we have made our live online classes available for students free of cost. They can stay protected in their homes while learning exercises, acquiring essential lessons, and practising critical questions from home itself.
We have made several live classes available online which are segregated into various time slots. So, register and help your child attend such classes and learn so that they won’t lag on their academic progress.
Subsequently, here’s a list that mentions few pointers that you as a parent should ensure to focus on for the betterment of your child.
Protect Your Child’s Physical Health
Be Wary of the Symptoms
After an individual comes in contact with another infected individual, the former’s body might start showing symptoms between 2 to 14 days. These symptoms are
Persistent chest pain (emergency sign)
You should be wary of these symptoms and seek required medical attention should the need arise so. Take care of your child’s health and consult a paediatrician if needed.
Stay Informed About the Local and Global Scenario
With 86 number of patients detected with Coronavirus in India and 1,49,615 patients identified worldwide, it becomes necessary to stay updated. Hence, make sure you stay abreast with the local healthcare updates released by the health agencies. This will help you, your child, and your family remain protected.
Clean hands often or use sanitizer
As per latest coronavirus update, the pandemic disease is spread usually in two cases –
When one is in close contact with the infected patient (Within 6 feet)
Or via droplets produced through sneezing, cough, etc.
Therefore, cleaning your hands is one of the main preventive measures that you must adopt to protect yourselves. Make sure your child cleans their hands before consuming anything. Moreover, sanitizers are handy in such cases as they can be carried to places while protecting you from the infections.
Avoid crowded places
As per latest coronavirus update, it is highly contagious, and it can be dangerous for individuals to visit crowded places.
Therefore, you need to avoid crowded places and make sure your child avoids going to such places as well for their safety. It can be educational institutions or art classes, and so on.
Wear a face mask if you have cold and cough
World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated there is no need for regular and healthy individuals to wear face masks. Those who have a cold and cough only need to wear a face mask so that they can prevent the spreading of the virus.
Since most of the individuals remain undiagnosed, you need to make sure to wear a face mask as a necessary preventive measure.
Moreover, your child’s physical safety is less likely to be jeopardized if you consider these preventive measures. Subsequently, the epidemic coronavirus disease has affected our lives beyond just physical safety.
Here, the academic progress of students has somewhat come to a halt with the shutdown of schools and colleges in the country. As per latest coronavirus update, Maharashtra and its near locality have seen three more positive cases on 14th March causing foreclosure of schools till 31st March.
In such an hour of crisis, you need to ensure that your child’s academic progress doesn’t hinder.
Have a look at ways to ensure your child studies during this fortuitous break!
Protect Your Child’s Academic Progress
We, at Vedantu, have taken the initiative catering to the needs of worried parents and the students by providing free masterclasses. You can register on our website for free or download our app and help your child start attending the classes from home itself.
We understand the essence of time, and hence our professional teachers are here to teach students the various exercise concepts via master class.
The situation can be dire, but why to stop learning?
With our class-wise and chapter-wise segregated solutions, your child will learn the exercises quickly and will be able to indulge in interactive sessions. Download our Vedantu app or start learning through the website. Now keep your child's preparation undeterred with our study material and NCERT Solutions Class 1 to 12 all subjects available on Vedantu site.