At PLP, the health and wellbeing of our staff is our top priority and in that vein we would like to ensure that you, our valued employee, are equipped with the most important facts and advice regarding the latest Coronavirus outbreak.
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans.
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.
So, what do you
need to know?
The new Coronavirus may not show sign of infection for many days. Often, the sufferer discovers that they have contracted Coronovirus when they
develop a fever and/or a cough, at which point the lung may already be 50% Fibrosis, in which case it is too late.
In an effort to reduce these cases, Taiwan experts provide a simple “self-check” that should be carried out every morning. Take a deep breath and hold
it for more than 10 seconds. If you complete it successfully without coughing, without discomfort, stiffness or tightening of the chest, etc., it proves
there is no Fibrosis in the lungs, indicating no infection.
Please perform a self-check every morning in an environment with clean air.
To reduce the efficacy of the virus, ensure your mouth and throat are moist, never dry. Take a few sips of water every 15 minutes at least. Why? Even if
the virus gets into your mouth, drinking water or other liquids will wash them down through your throat and into the stomach. Once there, your
stomach acid will kill the virus. If you don’t drink enough water more regularly, the virus can enter your windpipe and gain access to the lungs.
For more information on the virus, common questions and what one should do in the event of contracting the virus, please see our quick links below.