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WHO now acknowledges the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) as a Public Health Emergency, which requires global attention. It has elevated the risk assessment of China, Regional Level and Global Level to Very High. It spreads when someone who has contracted the virus coughs out droplets of infected fluid. Most of these droplets are suspended and settle on various surfaces and objects nearby - such as desks, doors, Doorknobs, pens, tablets or phones etc. Anyone can contract COVID-19 virus by coming in direct contact with contaminated surfaces or objects – and then reaching out to their nose, eyes or mouth with those now-infected hands. If they are within a distance of one meter from an infected individual with or without symptoms, they can contract it by inspiring in the droplets coughed out or exhaled by COVID – 19 impacted individuals. To say, COVID-19 spreads the way the regular flu does. To curb and monitor the spread and contain the transmission of the disease a state control room has been established across the globe with an apparent cut insistence on the protection of Health Professionals committed towards the control of this pandemic. In the current situation of the world in this COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare professionals (HCP) are at great danger of transmission as they are in direct contact with the patients tested positive with the virus. Therefore, the processes and precautions to quickly examine sick patients with acutely presenting symptoms must be regulated in advance.

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Pandemic COVID 19 PPE

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Dhruvika Sharma. (2020). Preventive Measures for COVID-19 Health Care Professionals. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL1), 1307-1312. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11iSPL1.3626