COVID-19

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus is an infection caused by a large group of viruses in which a person gets illness ranging from common flu to severe respiratory problems even people find it difficult to breathe. In COVID-19, “CO” stands for ‘corona’, “VI” stands for ‘virus’ and “D” for ‘disease. COVID-19 virus is a new virus that is from the same family of viruses as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and some types of common flu. It mostly gets spread through person-to-person contact so It’s advisable to stay away from the patient.

Symptoms:

People suffering from Coronavirus have the following symptoms:

  • fever
  • Dry Cough
  • Flu
  • Tiredness
  • Body pain
  • sore throat
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • chest pain
  • conjunctivitis and
  • Difficulty in breathing.

Origins of Covid-19:

Its first case was found in Wuhan, the city of China in December 2019, and some were reported in Early 2020, soon then this outbreak spread in the whole world except continent Antarctica. It began to spread to the animals first then transmit to the humans. Bats and snakes were the possible sources pointed by scientists.

Treatment:

WHO describes some measures to adopt for its prevention as there is no specific treatment for Coronavirus. One must isolate themselves or follow these precautions to avoid it or get cured. Following are some measures for safety from COVID-19:

  • wear the mask,
  • Keep distance yourself from others at least six feet,
  • wash your hands with hand sanitizer (alcohol-based) for at least 20 seconds.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces.
  • Avoid touching your face and mouth with dirty hands.

Number of People got infected by COVID-19:

According to worldometers, the Total number of cases of the coronavirus, around the globe, is 186,854,286 and Deaths are 4,035,450 whereas Recovered cases are 170,906,875. These figures are live and from all over the world. However, if you want to check by country, you can visit worldometers for country-wise cases updates. The country which is on the top for the highest number of Coronavirus cases is the US where approximately millions of people have been dead. India is on the second number with 23,000,000 numbers of cases while Brazil is on the 3rd number with 15,200,000 affected people.

How does it spread:

It mostly spread from person to person contact. For example, when a Coronavirus affected patient sneeze or cough, virus in its droplet get spread in the air and people get an infection. Mostly this virus enters into the body through the nose and mouth so one must cover oneself with a mask to avoid infection. Crowded places are the hub for this virus and are not recommended to stay there without any safety measures.

Disadvantages of Coronavirus:

The coronavirus pandemic has compelled many countries to imposed lockdown policies which can reduce the spreading of the infection especially from China and other countries where its cases were in high numbers. Due to this, airlines got banned from one country to another which badly affect people’s jobs. People had to keep themselves at home even children were in house confinement.

Opportunities we get from COVID-19 Pandemic:

When industries were shut, its wastage also stopped flowing in the sea which results in clean and pure water available for humans and sea animals.

Conclusion:

COVID-19 period was the most difficult period in world history however it brought some positive changes to the world. It's up to us how we can see this change as a blessing or a curse.

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Kainat Sharif

Kainat Sharif

Hi, I’m Kainat from Pakistan. I’m a student and also work as a content writer too. In my spare time, I try WordPress designing with front-end technologies.