Last Updated: 24th July, 2022
COVID-19 Coronavirus and Child Care: Wondering how to keep your child safe during the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic? How to assist them cope at a terrible time like this?
An extensive guide on taking child care during COVID-19 pandemic spread. Following are a few excerpts from the guide.
Is My Child At A More Elevated Risk Of COVID-19 Coronavirus?
COVID-19 Coronavirus appears to be relatively rare and mild in children.
So far, just over 2% of cases have been seen in those under 18 years of age. Of these, fewer than 3% developed severe or critical disease. Most children who acquired the infection, recovered within 1-2 weeks after the onset of symptoms.
My Child Feels Ailing. Should I Go To A Doctor For COVID-19 Coronavirus Screening?
Call your doctor or consult online to confirm if you can attend to your child at home or you need medical help. Seek urgent medical care and call ahead if the child:
- Experiences breathing problems. Look for muscles pulling in between the ribs or the nose puffing out with each breath.
- Turn blue.
- Is abnormally confused.
I Am Pregnant. Can I Pass COVID-19 To My Unborn Child?
There is not enough evidence to determine this as yet.
I Am Pregnant. Can I Pass COVID-19 Coronavirus To My Unborn Child?
This is currently being investigated. If you are pregnant, continue to follow personal hygiene measures. Consult a doctor on priority if you manifest symptoms, such as fever, cough or difficulty breathing.
Should I Talk To My Child About COVID-19 Coronavirus?
Yes, you should. Lately, your child must have been hearing about COVID-19 Coronavirus everywhere. Suspension of schools, tuitions and vocational classes, etc. is likely to create a sense of abnormalcy in their innocent minds. Kids may not appear to be bothered, but they may be listening and internalizing the information they are hearing.
How Do I Manage Working From Home And My Kids’ Activity Indoors?
Convey things in their own terminologies: Advise your child that you additionally have a principal who has asked for some work and if you don’t complete that, you will be punished.
Please share this brief COVID-19 Coronavirus and Child Care Guide with other parents, siblings and grandparents to combat COVID-19 successfully!
For any further queries, contact the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on their 24*7 helpline number +91-11-23978046 or Toll Free Number 1075 or email at [email protected].
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