In late December 2019, the news broke about this evolving health stroke when a severe illness was reported in Wuhan, China. Later on, a number of people reported the same symptoms and the researchers confirmed these symptoms to be of Coronavirus.
As it was discovered late on, so many people who traveled from China to another part of the country carried this virus there. Currently, 2 cases are detected in the US but the numbers can surely increase. Therefore, Chinese travelers are not welcomed anymore in many countries. Moreover, special measures are taken to prevent this virus enter the country through travelers.
According to recent reports, more than a thousand Coronavirus cases have been confirmed and over 40 people have died due to this deadly disease. Team of medical experts and researchers are working as a team to discover the antidote for this fatal virus.
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What Is Coronavirus?
Coronavirus belongs to the virus family and has a large family itself. It causes severe illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases causing death. As this type of virus was not identified and so, it is becoming far difficult to control its expansion.
Apart from this, medical experts have discovered it as zoonotic which means it can be transmitted from one person to another and between animals and humans.
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What Are The Symptoms Of Coronavirus?
Some common symptoms of coronavirus are:
- Shortness of breath
Starting from these symptoms, the patient experiences breathing difficulties, pneumonia, acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and eventually the patient dies.
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How Coronavirus Is Treated?
Currently, there is not any antidote of coronavirus but the precautions can help. The Chinese authorities are working to discover the proper treatment of this virus. Meanwhile, the patients are admitted to ICU for special care.
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What Are The Necessary Precautions?
As there is not any vaccine for coronavirus, so people are asked to take precautions. The list of precautions is enlisted below:
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. In case, water and soap is not available, then use an alcoholic hand sanitizer which contains at least 60% of alcohol.
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
- While coughing and sneezing, use your elbow or tissue rather than using your hands.
- If you find yourself ill, then stay at home.
- Avoid people who are sick.
- Wear disposable facemasks.
Coronavirus In Pakistan:
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan climbed to 95 as Earlier in the day.At least 41 more people were confirmed positive for the coronavirus in Sindh pushing Sindh’s tally to 76.
Measures by Pakistan’s Govt:
A meeting of the country’s top civil-military body took place a day before yesterday in Islamabad to see and take drastic measures to avoid the spread of this dangerous virus.
Following precautionary measures are taken by Local Govts so far:
1) Schools all over Pakistan including Punjab are already closed from 15th March to the 5th of April.
2)The Punjab government has enforced section-144 in the province to prohibit public gathering and hoarding of stuff like hand sanitizers and masks etc.
3)There is a complete ban on opening of places like marriage halls, religious and public gatherings. In-house marriage functions, will, however, be allowed to facilitate the public.
4)Health Minister of Punjab Dr. Yasmin Rashid suggested providing kits to private labs by the government to facilitate people.
5)The health department has established a helpline 1033 to provide information to the general public.
A number of Chinese nationalists are working in Pakistan on several projects. Therefore, Pakistan’s authorities are making sure that none of them have coronavirus. Additionally, Pakistan has halted all flights coming from and going to China. We hope people of Pakistan stay safe and the Chinese authorities can discover the antidote of coronavirus, soon.