This is the 12th day Akash and Asha are at home along with their parents.
Akash is a bright boy reading in the 8th standard and his sister Asha is a sweet little girl reading in the 4th standard. Asha is sad that she cannot go to school and she is missing her friends, teachers, ice cream and golgappas!
Akash decides to explain Asha what is the real situation outside and why by staying at home, they are actually helping the country.
Akash- Don’t be sad Asha. The time will soon come when we will go out and have your favourite ice-cream.
Asha- It has already been so many days! I cannot wait anymore.
Akash- See Asha, we all have to stay at home to protect each other, because we are fighting a war with an invisible enemy.
Asha- Who is the invisible enemy?
Akash- It is a virus that we cannot see but if it gets inside our body it can make us very ill and others can get this disease from us.
Asha- Oh my God! Does this enemy have a name? I am scared now.
Akash- Don’t be scared sister. Your big brother is here to guide you how to defeat this virus. See the name of the virus is Corona Virus. It started affecting people in China and slowly one by one it has travelled to almost every place of the world. Many people are ill, some have passed way and most of them are recovering.
Asha- If we stay at home the Coronavirus won’t attack us?
Akash- See by staying at home we are maintaining social distancing. This means the virus cannot spread now. This is because the virus spreads when someone coughs or sneezes. In a crowded place thus, the spread cannot be controlled. So, the PM of India has asked its citizens to remain in their homes. Less crowd means less chances of the virus getting spread. Do you understand?
Asha- Yes, from now on I will not complain. I have now understood that by staying at home I am helping my family as well as others also.
Akash- This is my intelligent sister! But there are also some rules that we must follow for our personal hygiene which are like weapons against the virus.
Asha- Tell me, tell me I want to be ready with all the weapons to fight this Coronavirus.
Akash- Sit down! Don’t jump dear! I am telling you. See first you have to wash your hand for 20 seconds with soap or hand sanitizer. I will show you how to do it.
Asha- Show show!
Akash- Let me complete Asha! Always remember to wash hands before and after eating, after using washroom and after coughing or sneezing.
Asha-. Okay I will wash my hands. That is the first weapon. What is the next one?
Akash- Try not to touch your eyes, mouth and nose because if you have somehow come in contact with the virus, then, it can enter the body if you touch your eyes, mouth and nose.
Asha- Okay. Weapon number 2. No touching eyes, nose mouth. What else? How will I understand if anyone has been attacked already?
Akash- Very good question Asha! See the symptoms of Coronavirus infection may not appear until 14 days after one has been exposed. Fever, cough, breathing trouble are common signs.
Asha- One must consult a doctor is all these symptoms are seen? Isn’t it?
Akash- Yes Asha one must be very careful and immediately see a doctor if he or she is facing any problems. If you hide it, then you are risking your life as well as the lives of others.
Asha- Brother, is there no medicines to treat this?
Akash- Sadly none till date. But scientists all around the world are trying their level best to bring out a vaccine as soon as possible.
Asha- Okay. I have now understood the situation fully and I will not complain anymore.
Akash- That’s like a good girl!
Asha- Can you give me your phone? I want to make a group video call to my friends and share what you told me about this bad virus so that they are also ready with their weapons to fight it.
Akash- Sure! Take it. Go on! Only awareness will help us in this situation!
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