Coronaviruses are a group of related viruses that attack the mammals by affecting the respiratory tract. COVID-19 is one of the lethal varieties of the same which affects the upper respiratory tract and unfortunately there are no vaccines developed so far for this virus.
The first case of this deadly disease was reported in December 2019 in the Wuhan area, the capital of Hubei province of the people’s republic of china. From there it spread to other parts of the world. Common symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, fever, and shortness of breath. As of April 8, 2020, there are nearly 14 Lakhs cases worldwide. So far this virus has caused more than 82000 deaths in 200 countries.
Those infected with the virus develop flu-like symptoms including fever cough and shortness of breath. Symptoms like nausea vomiting and diarrhea.
In certain cases, the virus remains asymptomatic. There is a time gap between when a person actually gets infected and develops symptoms.
This time gap is called the incubation period. Normally the incubation period for covid19 is 5 to 6 days which may extend to 14 days. In severe cases, the infected person develops pneumonia and multi-organ failure resulting in death.
How to be safe
To remain safe from this virus means to avoid getting infected from this virus as there is no vaccine developed for this virus. So we can refrain from going out to crowded places as the virus spread through people to people contact.
We must avoid shaking hands with people mixing with people. We must not go out of our home.
Washing of hand with sanitizer or soap for at least 20 seconds in every hour can reduce the chance of getting affected by this virus.
How a country can control corona?
Lockdown of the countries is the most effective measure to get rid of the virus by breaking the chain of transmission of the virus.
The government must distribute plenty of masks and sanitizers to the people. Social distancing is the most successive tool to fight against this virus.
So the countries should implement social distancing in all the places. Those diagnosed with covid19 must be isolated and quarantined.
How and where to track and monitor [Apps and website]
Arogya setu app
The government of India with the help of experts has developed an arogya setu app to track monitor and contain the covid19. It raises alert if anyone comes in the vicinity of covid19 individual which will surely check the spread of this virus.
The tracking app can easily work on both Android and iOS platforms. All you need to do this download the app from Play Store and register on it by using your phone number.
Worldometers are the best website to track the number of cases take place around the world. It provides live statics related to COVID-19 confirm cases, COVID-19 recovered cases, COVID-19 tests, deaths, and everything related to that.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website also contains details related to COVID-19 cases, precautions related to that, what it is, how we protect us from this and everything.
Bing.com gives you details related to COVID-19 active cases, recovered cases and fatal cases. With the help of its maps and graphs, you easily analyze the statics of the coronavirus.