Today everyone is talking about a deadly Coronavirus Pandemic that appeared in Wuhan (a city in China) in December 2019. Coronavirus has spread it’s legs, impacting major countries of the world including India. The concern about the rapid spread of COVID-19 is well deserved. The current data states that 3,82,341 people are affected in the world till date that is quite sobering. Let’s discuss in detail about reason causing this pandemic condition in the world today.
What is Coronavirus Pandemic?
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause ailment such as common cold, high fever along with acute respiratory syndrome. It is a new virus that was found in animals, now they have contaminated the human race.
What are the common symptoms of COVID-19?
Some of the common symptoms that can be seen in the infected person include cough, fever, breathing difficulties and in some cases it can cause pneumonia. The severity of symptoms in Coronavirus affected person can range from mild to severe. On the other hand, there are people who have no symptoms. Older people who have pre- existing chronic medical condition may be at higher risk of serious illness. This is similar to what is seen with other respiratory illnesses, such as influenza.
How many people have been affected by Coronavirus?
According to Johns Hopkins University Center for System Science & Engineering till 24th March around 3,82,341 people have been infected in total more than 150 countries. They have also informed that around 16,658. In India 491 cases active cases & 10 deaths have been reported yet. It is feared that due to under- reporting and limited testing the number are low.
Could the outbreak grow bigger?
It is impossible to say which way the disease will go but, on its current trajectory, it is likely to spread to more countries, affecting many more people.
The disease is likely to spread, affecting many more people in days to come. People traveling through public transport pose major threat. It spreads quickly, hence, even government is encouraging people to work from home and avoid unnecessary traveling.
Tips to prevent coronavirus by Optisafe
- Wash your hands frequently, use sanitizer if soap & water are not available
- Avoid touching eyes, nose & mouth
- Cover your nose and mouth with tissue or hanky while coughing & sneezing
- Maintain a social distance of 1 meter (3 feet)
- Try to avoid unnecessary traveling
- If you have cough & fever consult a doctor at the earliest