Corona Virus: Only Facts

The corona virus has been declared a world pandemic by the World Health Organization.

What Is Corona Virus?

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

What is coronavirus

Where Did It Come From?

The virus originated from Wuhan province in China in late December 2019. Doctor Li Wenliang tried to warn about a possibility of a new virus but was shut down by the Chinese government.

Coronavirus china

What are the symptoms of 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 illness.

Symptoms of coronavirus

What are the precautions for coronavirus?

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads.

Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face. 

Precautions for coronavirus

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

To prevent infection and to slow transmission of COVID-19, do the following:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or clean them with alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Maintain at least 1 metre distance between you and people coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Stay home if you feel unwell.
  • Refrain from smoking and other activities that weaken the lungs.
  • Practice physical distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying away from large groups of people.

So it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

Is there a cure for coronavirus?

At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19.

However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments.

Coronavirus cure

There is no cure, so only thing you can do is take the above mentioned precautions.

Total Cases and Deaths Due To Corona Virus

The data presented here is as on morning of 24th March, 2020 according to IST.

  • Total Cases: 380000+
  • Total Recovered: 101600+
  • Total Deaths So Far: 16500+
Coronavirus deaths

What should we do during coronavirus outbreak?

The best advice is to stay home and practice social distancing.

You have the time to spend with your family and also find out your hidden talents.

Our only chance to get this thing under controlled is if we stay home and let the doctors and government do their job.

A better tomorrow is always awaiting.

Stay Home, Stay Safe.

Rahul Mali

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