COVID-19 PANDEMIC (NOVEL CORONA VIRUS)
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered Corona Virus.
Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.
Older people and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illnesses.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is to be WELL INFORMED about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes, and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by not touching each other, washing hands-on regular basis, and not touching your face.
Spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important to practice RESPIRATORY ETIQUETTE.
HOW AND WHERE DID IT SPREAD FROM?
Corona Virus (COVID-19) emerged from Wuhan, China , in December 2019.
Health officials are still tracing the exact source of this new coronavirus .
The early hypothesis thought it may be related to a Live seafood market in Wuhan, China. While some consider it’s spread from Bats. Considering, the early cases of the symptoms were developed by the people who visited the market.
The virus is primarily spread between people during close contact, via small droplets produced by coughing or sneezing.
These droplets usually fall onto the ground or surface rather than being spread over long distances. People can get infected also by touching the contaminated surface and then their faces. The virus can survive on these surfaces for about 72-hours.
Complications may include pneumonia and acute respiratory diseases.
The time from exposure to onset of symptoms may range from 2-14 Days.
Symptoms include cough, fever, and breathing issues can be faced. Therefore To Prevent one should wash hands, cover mouth with masks, practice social distancing.
Authorities have taken action against it World-Wide and responded by implementing Quarantines, Complete Lockdowns, Restricting the Travelling, Cancellation of all the public gatherings and shutting down various Organisations.
Although, Severe global Socio-Economic disruptions, postponement or cancellation of sporting, religious, political and cultural events and shortage of supplies due to panic buying. Schools and Universities have been shut down nationwide.