What is Corona Virus and COVID-19?


Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

Novel Coronavirus (CoV) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans. WHO has named the disease caused by this Novel Coronavirus (CoV) Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).


Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death.

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.


Key Contacts

National Helpline

  • Helpline Number – 1075, 1800-112-545, +91-11-23978046
  • Helpline Email ID – ncov2019[at]gov[dot]in OR ncov2019[at]gmail[dot]com

State Helpline

  • Helpline Number – 1800-180-5145

Hamirpur District Helpline

  • Control Room Number –9956513305


Watch for symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.


The following symptoms may appear in 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath


Protect yourself and others!

Follow these Do’s and Don’ts

Do’s √

  • Practice frequent hand washing. Wash hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub. Wash hands even if they are visibly clean.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a handkerchief/tissue while sneezing and coughing
  • Throw used tissues into closed bins immediately after use
  • See a doctor if you feel unwell (fever, difficult breathing, and cough). While visiting the doctor wears a mask/cloth to cover your mouth and nose
  • If you have these signs/symptoms please call the State helpline number or Ministry of Health & Family Welfare’s 24X7 helpline at 011-23978046
  • Avoid participating in large gatherings

Don’ts ×

  • Have close contact with anyone, if you’re experiencing cough and fever
  • Touch your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Spit in public


When to Get Tested for COVID-19?

  • You are not required to get tested for COVID-19 if you do not have any symptoms (Cough, fever, or difficulty in breathing)
  • If you have any of the above symptoms and have traveled to any of the COVID-19 affected countries including Italy, Iran, Republic of Korea, France, Spain, Germany, UAE, etc or you are a contact of a laboratory-confirmed positive case immediately call the State Helpline Number or Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India’s 24×7 helpline 011-2397 8046
  • The helpline service will note down your contact details and contact you with the testing protocols of COVID-19
  • If you qualify as a case for testing as per the protocol, you will be tested at a Government approved lab only.

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