Stay Safe, Stay Home, Save Lives
Novel Corona (COVID-19) pandemic has affected all over the world. While in some places where after the devastating tolls there are signs of hope and restoration, the situation in India is titling from bad to worse.
The latest statistics forecast a grim picture of soaring infected cases and death toll. In Kerala, our home State which had so far braved the spread of virus, with the returnees coming from countries or states outside, there are steady increase in cases of Covid 19.
There are 20,895 affected cases and 68 deaths reported due to Covid 19. In Alleppey as reported on July 28, 2020, there are 1596 confirmed cases and 5 death reports.
Diocese of Alleppey
Now we are on an emergency situation as the Covid 19 positive cases are soaring on the coastal belt of the diocese. There are three death reports from the parish of St Michael's church, Kattor, St Augustine's Church, Mararikulam and in Sebastian's church, Pallithode.
There are many more affected people. Most of them are from St George's church, Chellanam, number nearing 190 people. Recent tests show more people with affected cases nearing the number 300. People are in very difficult financial situation as they are unable to go for the daily works.
Practice Social Distancing, Avoid gatherings such as melas, haats, gatherings in religious places, social functions etc. Maintain a safe distance of at least one Metre between you and other people when in public places, especially if they are having symptoms such as cough, fever etc. to avoid direct droplet contact.
Stay at home as much as possible. Avoid physical contact like handshakes, hand holding or hugs. Avoid touching surfaces such as table tops, chairs, door handles etc.
Practice good hygiene Wash your hands frequently using soap and water: After coming home from outside or meeting other people especially if they are ill.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don't develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment.
Although for most people COVID-19 causes only mild illness, it can make some people very ill. More rarely, the disease can be fatal. Older people, and those with pre- existing medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes) appear to be more vulnerable.