The Covid-19 helpline numbers on the national level in India are +91-11-23978046 and 1075.
It is important for symptomatic coronavirus patients or those with a travel history not to mingle with others or stand in the queue in a normal hospital. If you need any assistance with respect to Covid-19 infection (Novel Corona Virus), there are cental-level as well as state-level helpline numbers to help you.
Government of India is taking all necessary steps to ensure that we are prepared well to face the challenge and threat posed by the growing pandemic of COVID 19 – the Corona Virus.
Covid-19 Helpline Number: Central Helpline Number for Corona Virus
Symptomatic patients or travellers from abroad can either call on the helpline number 1075 or +91-11-23978046.
You can also send emails in the Helpline Email IDs ncov2019[at]gov[dot]in OR ncov2019[at]gmail[dot]com
Covid-19 Helpline Numbers: State-level Helpline Numbers for Corona Virus
|Coronavirus Helpline Numbers of States & Union Territories (UTs)|
|S. No||Name of the State||Helpline Nos.|
|28||West Bengal||1800313444222, 03323412600,|
Covid-19 Helpline Numbers: UT-level Helpline Numbers for Corona Virus
|S. No||Name of Union Territory (UT)||Helpline Nos.|
|1||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||03192-232102|
|3||Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu||104|
|5||Jammu & Kashmir||01912520982, 0194-2440283|
Updates on Coronavirus Lockdown
Read Covid19 lockdown post to know more about the 21-day national-level curfew.
Government Updates on Covid-19
- Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
- Covid19 Tracker India (Unofficial, but based on government sources)
Symptoms of Novel Corona Virus Infection (Covid-19)
The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. In severe cases, there may be difficulty in breathing.
People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms.
For details on Covid-19 refer our previous post on Coronavirus outbreak.
Treatment for Covid-19
There is no specific medicine to treat or cure coronavirus disease (COVID-19). However, most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment.
Still, supportive care would help.
Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), maybe more vulnerable to becoming severely ill. Breathing support and ventilators may turn necessary for patients who are severy sick to breathe.
How can we prevent Covid-19?
There is no specific medicine (vaccine) to prevent coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
You can protect yourself and help prevent spreading the virus to others if you:
- Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
- Cover your nose and mouth 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.
To know more about prevention of Covid-19, read our post on Covid-19 Break the Chain Campaign.