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First detected in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Five months down the road, this deadly cold like syndrome has killed more than 150,000 people globally and infected more than 2 million people.
Every country in the world are fighting the virus as you are reading this today. Economy has been impacted in a way, many human have never witnessed before.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease. Most people infected with the 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.
The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is stay physically away from people, hence, social distancing of staying one meter apart from another human was introduced, in the beginning. Protect yourself and others from infection by maintaining good hygiene like washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face was introduced as the preliminary prevention management.
The COVID-19 virus 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 and wearing a mask was made compulsory for those who must go out of the house to do essential works.
At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments.
In view of the unknown and deadly effect of the virus, many countries have mandate lockdowns, allowing only essential businesses to be opened to the public and public are restricted from moving about unnecessary, only coming out to do necessary chores and daily essentials.