Information about COVID-19
Sr. No. Question Answer
1. I am experiencing high temperature, flu like symptoms, and I'm afraid I might have the corona virus infection. What should I do? First of all, please remain calm and do not panic. If you have travelled internationally, or have come in contact with someone who has, please get yourself tested immediately at Vasai Virar City Municipal Corporation COVID -19 Center.
2. I have travelled internationally, but I have no symptoms of COVID-19. What should I do? Avoid crowded places. Observe your health over the next few weeks and get yourself tested at Vasai virar city municipal corporation COVID -19 Center .if you or any family members exhibit any symptoms.
3. What exactly are the symptoms of COVID-19? • A body temperature of 38 C or above (within 14 days of international travel)
· Coughing
• Shortness of breath
• Sore throat and throat ache
• Muscle pain and weakness
4. I have all flu like symptoms like cough, cold, and headache. What should I do? You can contact to vvcmc CORONA control unit number are as 0250-2334546 / 0250-2334547.
5. What self-protection measures should I follow? • Wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, multiple times a day.
• Follow good personal hygiene
• Avoid shaking hands with others and maintain social distance
• Cook food properly before consumption
• Cover your mouth while coughing
• Avoid crowded places
6. What measures has the VVCMC undertaken to prepare for the COVID-19 outbreak? As a preventive measure, VVCMC has Fever clinics at UPHC, Dispensary hospital, Dedicated COVID -19 Health care center in VVCMC Area.
7. Do we have sufficient quantities of protective equipment and relief medication? VVCMC has procured necessary quantities of relief medication and protective masks which are available at your nearest Municipal Hospital. However, N95 masks supposed to be used by Health officer and medical staff attending suspected /confirmed COVID-19 patients.
8. Should I travel by air given the current situation? Avoid international travel to affected countries. Please follow the necessary precautions while traveling domestically.
9. How is one tested for COVID-19? What samples are taken and where? The diagnostic tests are done by taking nasal and throat swabs. These tests are done at vvcmc sample collection center.
10. If a family member is showing symptoms of COVID-19, how do we care for them? If your family member has travelled internationally, or has come in close contact with someone who has, please get them tested, and if required, admitted at Hospital. You can contact to Dr. Tabasum A. Kazi Medical Officer 7720060519 and Dr. Smita A. Waghmare 9987240750. Please use a protective mask while caring for them and make the suspected patient wear it as well. Ensure good personal hygiene.
11. What facilities are available at private hospitals to deal with COVID-19? You may consult with your regular physicians, though as of now, diagnostic testing and primary treatment/isolation facilities are only available at Municipal Hospitals. We will update information of facilities at private hospitals as and when more information emerges.
12. Should I wear a mask to protect myself from being infected by the Coronavirus? Healthy individuals need not wear a mask. Individuals having flu-like symptoms should use a handkerchief to cover their mouth while coughing or sneezing, or use their hand. Individuals suspected to have been infected should certainly wear a mask to prevent the spread. Individuals caring for those suspected to be infected, and medical staff tending to suspected infection cases must wear the protective masks.
13. Whom do I contact for additional information? Citizens may contact the VVCMC helpline number are as 0250-2334546 / 0250-2334547
Considering the present scenario, health security measures are being heightened at all major entry hubs into Mumbai. Special medical and paramedical staff is being deployed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, our ports, and major railway entry points to Mumbai, to screen travellers to prevent any potential risk of spreading the infection. You are requested to kindly cooperate with them to ensure public health and safety. As a precaution, leave early for your flights and trains in order to account for the screening time. If you are an international traveller coming to India,
  • Avoid contact with sick people
  • Avoid travelling domestically if you are sick
  • Clean your hands often by washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60%-90% alcohol
  • Pay attention to your health after returning to your country of origin. Stay home and seek immediate medical advice if you get sick with fever, cough or have difficulty breathing
For more information, visit: WHO Advisory for International Travellers CDC - Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel