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Monday, 10 February 2020

What is corona virus?

New Delhi: The number of people who died due to Corona virus havoc in China has increased to 563.  It is reported that 73 people died on Wednesday.  So far, suspected cases have come up in 22 countries.  The World Health Organization has already declared it an emergency.  So far, three cases have been reported in India.

 Preventing it from spreading has become a major challenge for health officials.  However, China is doing everything possible to stop it.  After continuous cases of corona virus across the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the corona virus an international emergency.

 Several cases of corona virus have been confirmed in 22 countries outside China.  These countries include Thailand, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Australia, Malaysia, USA, France, Germany and United Arab Emirates.

 What is corona virus?

 Corona virus (COV) belongs to a family of viruses whose infection can cause problems ranging from a cold to breathlessness.  This virus has never been seen before.  The virus infection started in December in Wuhan, China.  According to WHO, fever, cough, shortness of breath are its symptoms.  So far no vaccine has been made to stop the virus from spreading.

The coronavirus death toll in China has risen to 908, surpassing the toll from the SARS epidemic of 2002-3, according to official data.

The number of confirmed infections in the country rose to 40,171, China’s National Health Commission said Monday. Ninety-seven deaths and 3,062 new cases were recorded in the preceding 24 hours, most of them in Hubei Province, the heart of the outbreak. A United States citizen died from the coronavirus in Wuhan, the provincial capital, American officials said on Saturday.
 What are the symptoms of this disease?

 As a result of this infection, problems like fever, cold, shortness of breath, runny nose and sore throat arise.  This virus spreads from person to person.  Therefore, great care is being taken about this.  The virus first caught in China in December.  It is expected to reach other countries.

 What are the preventive measures?

 The Ministry of Health has issued guidelines to prevent corona virus.  According to them, hands should be washed with soap.  Alcohol based hand rub can also be used.  Keep your nose and mouth covered with handkerchief or tissue paper while coughing and peeling.  Keep distance from people who have cold and flu symptoms.  Avoid intake of eggs and meat.  Avoid contact with wild animals.

 Due to this virus in China, the number of tourists can decrease.  This will directly affect China's economy.  China's economy is already in a state of lethargy.  Many countries have asked their citizens not to go to China.  Many countries have also banned people coming from Wuhan.  Russia has also closed its eastern border with China.

 About 18 years ago there was a similar threat from the SARS virus.  In 2002-03, more than 700 people died due to SARS all over the world.  Thousands of people across the world were infected by it.  It also had an impact on economic activities.

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