Coronavirus breakouts in one of China’s most populous cities have killed at least 900 people and infected more than 40,000 people to date.
This disease has spread quickly to at least 25 countries other than China. The UK, USA, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Italy and Japan are a few to name among those affected by this virus and the list goes on.
A coronavirus is a large group of viruses that specifically affect the respiratory tract. A person infected with coronavirus will catch a cold, pneumonia and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The authorities suspect that this virus has transferred from animals to a plant at a seafood market, and later humans have started to transmit the virus to one another.
In response to this outbreak, about 60 major airlines have cancelled their flights to China worldwide, while some countries have restricted travel to and from China, from their lands. This action has been taken in response to the views of the risk management solution experts, who have unanimously stated that such virus spread like a wildfire, due to travelling.
While travelling, avoid close contact with people who are already sick, particularly those with the common cold or pneumonia symptoms such as cough or runny nose.
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Common Symptoms of Coronavirus
Some common symptoms of this virus include:
- Difficulty in breathing
- Sore throat
Make sure to follow these precautionary measures:
- You must wash your hands frequently with soap and water, and make sure to scrub it for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. For the time being, there is no vaccination to protect humans from coronavirus to contract it.
- Avoid getting in contact with the people already suffering from this virus
- If you feel sick with a fever, cough or any difficulty in breathing, make sure to get medical assistance at your earliest
- Avoid travelling while being sick
- While sneezing or coughing, make sure to cover your mouth with a tissue or your sleeve
How is Coronavirus transmitted to human beings?
Scientists believe that Coronavirus has started from the local seafood market where live animals were being sold. The evidence has suggested so far that this has more likely spread from bats to mammals, potentially pigs or civets – before finally jumping to human beings. The chances of direct hopping from the bat are also quite possible.
China has announced the banning of live animal trade countrywide. The most affected city Wuhan has already done so!
Which countries have been affected by the virus?
The virus started affecting Asia before reaching the US and Europe. As of today, there are 32 cases in Thailand, 43 in Singapore, while 26 such cases have been reported in Japan. 27 patients have been reported in South Korea, 15 in Australia and 14 in Germany, while Taiwan has 18 and the USA has 12.
To date, there have been 40,547 confirmed cases of Coronavirus worldwide and 910 among them have died. The figure might change with each passing day!
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Twenty US airports are screening passengers for Coronavirus to identify those suffering from it so that they can be detained at the airport.
Many countries have evacuated their citizens and employees from China, especially the Wuhan city.
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What is the situation in Wuhan?
Public transport has been seized in Wuhan. Trains and aeroplanes coming in and out of the city have been halted to prevent the exit of taxis and cars as roadblocks are also installed. 11 million residents of Wuhan have been asked not to leave the city until it is essential. 200 Americans who were called back to the U.S. last week have been placed under a 14-day quarantine.
How is China Tourism getting affected by Coronavirus?
All tourist spots in China have been shuttered temporarily. Shanghai Disneyland has been closed since 25th January for the indefinite period. The Badaling section of China’s Great Wall has been temporarily closed as well.
If you have travelled to China in the past few days and you are feeling sick, do consult a doctor and let him know about your travel history.
Those who are sick must be isolated so that the spread of this virus can be stopped. If you have any business travel plans to China, cancel them until the Chinese get control over this virus. Continuous research is being done by medical scientists to find vaccinations for this life-threatening virus, but until now they have been unsuccessful.
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