What is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat and shortness of breath.The virus can spread from person to person, but good hygiene can prevent infection.
It was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, where it has caused a large and ongoing outbreak. It has since spread across several other countries and caused a global outbreak.WHO has declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic and the situation is evolving rapidly.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring medical treatment. However, Immuno-compromised people with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer and older people are more likely to develop severe pneumonia that cause death.
COVID-19 is a new disease, so there is no existing immunity in our community. There are no available vaccines for COVID-19 at this time.However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments.
The outbreak has impacted significant aspects of everyday lives including work, travel, entertainment such as concerts,sporting events and festivals cancelled education and school closures, economy, financial markets and fears of a recession.
How can You Prevent Spread of Coronavirus?
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads.
The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily by contact with contaminated hands, surfaces or objects or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you practice respiratory etiquette (i.e coughing into a flexed elbow).
The time between when a person is exposed to the virus and when symptoms first appear is typically 5 to 6 days, although may range from 2 to 14 days. For this reason, people who might have been in contact with a confirmed case are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days. All travelers arriving in Australia from overseas are also required to undertake their mandatory 14 day self-isolation
To stop spread of the virus everyone should wash their hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub. Cover their mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze. Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell. Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean.
What you can do to make sure safety of your vehicle and students
It is important to note that VicRoads has suspended all light vehicle drive tests and computer-based licence tests. This decision will be reviewed on a monthly basis.
At Khan Driving School, the safety and health of our staff and students is our main priority. We are applying all the essential personal hygiene and vehicle commercial cleaning procedures to ensure you can interact with us with confidence.
We encourage having hand sanitizer and face mask during driving lesson. This virus can stay alive for 9 days on some surfaces. We are adhering to a proper sanitization process of our vehicle which includes a thorough wipe down of all the hard surfaces inside the vehicle including the dashboard, door handles both inside and out, window controls, seat belts and buckles and steering wheel and console. Getting into the habit of not touching your face will result in reduced transmission.
Khan Driving School advice students to stay loyal despite Coronavirus fears. If you have any Coronavirus symptoms, please cancel your all activities and stay in isolation.