Trust your body’s ability to cope and strengthen your immune system!


Have I got a cold or COVID-19?

Based upon over 70,000 clinical cases in China, this WHO video informs us typical symptoms of COVID-19 around 7:08 onwards.

Q&A on Coronavirus – COVID-19 with WHO's Dr Maria Van Kerkhove

COVID-19 symptoms

  • fever
  • (dry) cough
  • unwell, tiredness, muscle pain
  • with COVID-19, very few people have running nose or sneeze
  • If you have difficulty breathing .. seek medical attention![1]

NB 80% of those who suffered have minor disease and recover without needing special treatment, whilst 20% with underlying medical problems or age over 60 developed severe symptoms and required hospital care.

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild infection.

[Withdrawn] COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection
Stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
  • If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, do not leave your home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (See ending isolation section below for more information). Do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation.
  • Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening. If it’s not an emergency, contact NHS 111 online.  If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111.
  • If it is an emergency and you need to call an ambulance, dial 999 and inform the call handler or operator that you have coronavirus (COVID-19).   [1] Source:

Stay healthy and thank you for our health!

Protect ourselves from any virus, we need to be mindful to enhance our immune system through healthy life style.

How to boost your immune system

If you are eating a healthy balanced diet, taking regular exercise and adequate sleep, you are probably already doing enough to keep your immune system in good shape.

  • Balanced diet with high in fruits and vegetables
  • Keep your body warm, such as neck and abdomen
  • Regular exercises
  • Get adequate sleep
  • Reduce mental Stress, avoid emotional disturbances & over-anxious
  • Reduce physical Stress, avoid overwork
  • Frequent hand wash, cook food thoroughly


Late Prof. Toru Abo, the leading immunologist of Niigata University of Japan used to tell us, “Fever is a sign that our body, white blood cells are fighting to kill virus, protecting our body against infectious disease. So fear not if you have fever, have a rest, keep yourself warm and drink plenty of water.  Avoid taking too much medicine

We have self-healing power within, trust your body’s innate ability and change your daily habit to keep your immune system in good shape.


Here is one of  NHS articles to stay healthy.

How to stay well in winter
Find advice on how to stay well in winter, including getting the flu jab and keeping your home warm.

Many people feel tired and sluggish during winter. This is due to the lack of sunlight, which disrupts our sleep and waking cycles.

Try these tips:

  • get outdoors in natural daylight as much as possible (23.3.20: Government directive allows us to have outdoor exercise once a day)
  • get a good night’s sleep – go to bed and wake up at the same time every day
  • destress with exercise or meditation – stress has been shown to make you feel tired.                              Source:NHS homepage


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