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During this period of online learning, am I allowed to return to my hometown?
In accordance with the Circular Letter from the Rector, it is not advised for students to travel to their hometown or out of town.
In situations like this, everyone is a potential source of spreading the virus to other people or areas that are have not been exposed, and at the same time, they have the potential of being exposed during travel.
Each individual must be responsible of taking care of themselves and their surroundings.
What is novel coronavirus and Covid-19?
Novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new type of corona virus that causes a disease called COVID-19.
Before it was known as COVID-19, people used to call it as novel coronavirus 2019 or 2019-nCoV. It is a new virus, but it is similar to the group of viruses that cause SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and a number of other common colds.
What are the signs or symptoms of coronavirus infection?
When someone is infected, they will exhibit symptoms within 1-14 days after being exposed to the virus. The general symptoms are:
- dry cough
Most people will only experience mild symptoms, but in certain cases, this infection can cause pneumonia and respiratory distress. In a few cases, coronavirus infection can be fatal. The elderly and people with underlying health conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart problems, or diabetes, are prone to experience more serious illness.
Because its symptoms are similar to the common cold, it is necessary to take tests to confirm whether or not someone is infected with the coronavirus. Tests are available at referral hospitals on doctor’s order for those who are experiencing symptoms.
Keys to preventing the coronavirus (COVID-19): Frequently wash your hands with soap and running water, avoid touching your face, keep your distance from people exhibiting symptoms (fever, dry cough, fatigue), when coughing or sneezing: cover your mouth and nose with your folded elbow or a tissue paper, and then immediately throw it away to a closed bin after use.
How did the coronavirus spread?
This virus can transmits directly through cough and breath droplets of an infected individual, which is then breathed into by a healthy person. This virus can also be transmitted indirectly through objects that are contaminated by it through droplets or contaminated hands.
This virus can linger on surfaces and live up to several hours or even days, but it can be killed with disinfectants.
When a person’s hands are contaminated by droplets, this virus can spread through direct contact between people. That is why it is important to frequently wash our hands with soap and running water, and temporarily avoid shaking hands or greeting others with a kiss.
How do I avoid the risk of infection?
Here are 4 preventive measures that you and your family can practice:
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and running water or if unavailable, an alcohol (60%) based hand sanitizer.
- Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing with your folded elbow or a tissue paper, then immediately throw it away to a closed bin after use.
- Keep a minimum distance of 1 meter while talking to others.
- Keep your distance from people exhibiting flu symptoms.
I am currently in Yogyakarta, far away from my family, and feeling unwell. What should I do?
If your sickness does not show any Covid-19-like symptoms, please see a doctor or go to a local health facility.
If your sickness shows any indication resembling Covid-19 symptoms, you are advised to immediately contact the Yogyakarta Covid-19 Response service at 0274 555 585 or 0811 276 480.
If you need doctor’s assistance or an ambulance service, contact UIISiaga Covid-19 Team at 0821 317 37773 (phone, Whatsapp).
What kind of assistance that the UIISiaga Covid-19 Team can provide?
The assistance that the UIISiaga Team can provice for students:
- Doctor’s visit for students who are feeling unwell.
- Ambulance dispatch, if needed.
You can contact the UIISiaga Covid-19 Team by phone or Whatsapp at 0821 317 37773.
Which hospitals in Yogyakarta are referral hospitals for Covid-19?
There are 25 referral hospitals in Yogyakarta Special Region Province. You can find more information about them on the homepage of the official Yogyakarta Special Region government website at https://corona.jogjaprov.go.id/.
You can also see the list of referral hospitals on the official Instagram account of the Government of Yogyakarta Special Region.