As we are gearing up for the upcoming festivities in Shri Dham Mayapur, this post is intended to give Mayapur Community and devotees visiting Mayapur for festival, comprehensive overview and guidance on the Corona Virus outbreak which is already announced by WHO as a global emergency.
In Mayapur, the presence of a wonderful local and international community, and the expected huge influx of devotees from around the world for the current festivals, makes it Imperative for everyone to understand the screening and preventative measures are essential to have a safe festival.
These are guidelines on how you can protect yourself and the devotees around you. Please always err on the side of caution and choose the option to be reviewed by a medical professional. You may consult with doctors at the Mayapur Community Hospital.
WHAT IS CORONA VIRUS? It is a large group of viruses, which can affect both human and animals with cold/flu related diseases. Its intensity ranges from common cold/flu to acute respiratory syndrome (Pneumonia).
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
2.Fever (low to high grade).
4.Sore throat (unable to swallow)
5. Body aches and pain
2.Shortness of Breath.
2.Renal (kidney) Failure.
HOW CORONA IS TRANSMITTED
1.Direct Contact with infected patient.
Droplets inhaled from patient’s cough and sneezing.
( please note : air travel is of particular concern, as within an airplane, the air is circulated within a confined space, thus enabling numerous individuals the chance of contracting the virus. Please encourage devotees you know who are travelling to Shri Dham Mayapur to wear protective masks throughout their journey. The N95 is the best mask, as well as a surgical mask )
Prevention How to protect yourself?
There are currently no vaccines available to protect you against human coronavirus infection.
You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by doing the following wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands, avoid close contact with people who are sick wear masks.
How to protect others?
-If you have flu-like symptoms, you can help protect others by doing the following
-stay home while you are sick, and rest
-avoid close contact with others
-cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
-clean and disinfect objects and surfaces
-If you are concerned about your symptoms, you should consult with
doctors at the Mayapur Community Hospital.
-Take pain and fever medications (Caution: do not give Aspirin to
-use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough
-drink plenty of liquids
-CHANT HARE KRSNA
Always remain calm, and adhere to the health care worker’s recommendations.
The basic screening will involve temperature monitoring, and encouragement to wearing masks. Further care will be advised in persons with active symptoms, as this is crucial in curbing an outbreak within the community.
The presence of huge crowd and international community flying in and out at various times of the festival means that we should be very careful to take all precautions very seriously.
The current incubation period is 14 days, and it is possible to contact the virus from a person who has no symptoms, a person who is merely a carrier.
Please feel free to consult with doctors at the Mayapur Community Hospital if you have queries.
Most importantly, please pray everyday to Sri Nrsimhadev for protection of all the devotees in Sridham Mayapur and the world over. Please pray for a successful and blissful Gaur Purnima festival.