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What is Coronavirus?

There are 7 types of known coronaviruses within the world, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which have often started in animals like camels and bats. Usually, these coronaviruses do not infect humans, but three newer types—SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, and new Covid-19—have. This recent outbreak originated from a market in Wuhan, China, that sold seafood and live animals. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global pandemic to the new coronavirus outbreak, which originated in Wuhan, China. As of March 19, a minimum of 8969 people have died from the disease and there have been more than 219345 confirmed cases worldwide, according to the world health organization.

How Does Coronavirus Spread?

The coronavirus is a respiratory illness that appears to spread just like the flu virus – person-to-person and through the air. Virus-containing droplets from coughs or sneezes land within the mouth or nose of another person. You also can devour the virus by touching an infected surface with your hand, and then touching your nose, eyes, or mouth.

People with the virus could be able to spread it before symptoms appear but, generally, people are thought to be most contagious once they are the most symptomatic.

People have little or no immunity to the virus because it’s new. This enables the virus to spread quickly from person to person around the world. It’s going to be months before an efficient vaccine is developed.

What are some of the symptoms of coronavirus?

Starting symptoms of the (new) novel coronavirus include cough, tightness of the chest, fever,  and shortness of breath. For those with a weak immune system, the elderly and therefore the very young, there is a chance the virus could cause a lower, and far more serious, respiratory tract illness like pneumonia or bronchitis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


There are currently no vaccines available to assist protect against human coronavirus infection. Health officials say you should:

⦁ Wash your hands often with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.

⦁ Prevent touching your nose, eyes, or mouth with unwashed hands.

⦁ Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

⦁ Drink plenty of hot water.

⦁ Eat more ginger, garlic, and pepper.

⦁ Don’t drink too much cold water and don’t go to cold weather areas.

⦁ Wear masks when going outside

⦁ Use tissues when coughing or sneezing and then throw that tissue immediately into the trash.

⦁ Maintain good hygiene.

If you’ve got cold-like symptoms, officials say you should:

⦁ Stay home while you are sick

⦁ Avoid close contact with others

⦁ Gaurd your nose and mouth with a tissue whenever you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the dustbin and wash your hands

⦁ Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces

What is the impact of coronavirus on the economy?

The spread of the coronavirus has significant implications for businesses around the globe. There’s no evidence at this point that this virus will cause a recession, though it’ll certainly slow economic growth. It has been seen that some sectors of India have been impacted by the outbreak of coronavirus including shipping, mobiles, electronics, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, textiles, etc. Also, logistics may affect some disruptions associates with industries and markets. But the most impact is on the tourism sector. The religious places and marriages function can cause coronavirus transmission in India, where religious tourism is high and gatherings for celebrating festivals are huge. Although, the people are afraid to go out and it hugely affecting hotels, restaurants, tourist places, and whatnot. An outbreak of COVID-19 impacted the whole world and has been felt across industries.

What to do if you become infected by the novel Coronavirus?

The CDC advises the subsequent tips if you are feeling unwell, especially if you’ve visited China in the last 14 days:

⦁ Seek medical care right away. Before you attend a doctor’s office or ER, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.

⦁ Avoid contact with others.

⦁ Do not travel while sick.

⦁ Gaurd your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.

⦁ Wash hands often with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds to avoid spreading the virus to others. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains a minimum of 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.

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