Coronavirus Quiz- The new coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc across the globe as many as 2,100,970 cases reported worldwide and 136,048 deaths in the span of these 5 months. India is under a complete lockdown since 23 March and this lockdown will supposidly end on 3rd May 2020. All of you must be reading something or the other about the coronavirus disease, but lets test your knowledge on some most basic facts about this pandemic. The questions might seem easy, but the awanreness is what’s important!! So take this small quiz given below:
Q1. What is the name of the virus causing coronavirus pandemic in 2020?
Ans. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 OR (SARS-CoV-2)
Q2. What is the official name of the disease?
Q3. True or False: “The new coronavirus cannot infect young people”
Ans. False, people of all age group are at risk of getting infected.
Q4. From where is virus is speculated to have originated?
Ans. Wuhan, China
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Q5. Is this the world’s first ever pandemic encounter?
Ans. No, the world have faced severe pandemics in almost every century.
Q6. Is there a vaccine for coronavirus causing COVID-19?
Ans. Not yet, researches are working day-night to develop one.
Q7. Does everyone getting infected with this new coronavirus disease dies?
Ans. No, most of the people recover. The global death rate is currently about 6%.
Q8. Can you name two diseases simillar to this new coronavirus pandemic?
Ans. MERS and SARS are simillar to COVID-19
Q9. Which among these are mild symptoms of coronavirus infection: Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath, Flu
Ans. All of these are symptoms of Coronavirus infection.
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Q10. Why this virus is under the category of coronavirus specifically?
Ans. Coronaviruses have crown like projections on their surface. In Latin “corona” means “crown” or “wreath”.
Q11. What is the incubation period of this virus?
Ans. Most estimates of the incubation period for COVID-19 range from 1-14 days, most commonly around five days.
Q12. Can you catch the disease from a hard surface?
Yes, a person who has COVID-19 can contaminate any hard surface and if a healthy person comes in contact he too may catch the disease.
Q13. What is the best way to keep yourself protected from coronavirus?
Ans. Practice social distancing, maintain proper hygine- wash your hands with soap before you touch your face or eat, boost your immunity by eating healthy things.
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Q14. What is a fomite?
Ans. A contaminated object or surface.
Q15. What is believed to be a safe distance to maintain from someone who is sick?
Ans. At least 3 feat. However you should not go near anybody who is infected in your knowledge. If you about such a case or want to help contact medical professionals immediately.
Q16. What amount of money have the world’s governments and central banks pledged in stimulus to counter the economic shock of the virus?
Ans. $3 trillion
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Q17. Can dog or cat give you Covid-19?
Ans. No, there is no evidence that you can get COVID-19 from dog, cat, cow or any pet.
Q18. What are zoonotic diseases?
Ans. Zoonotic diseases (also known as zoonoses) are caused by germs that spread between animals and people.
Q19. Is this new coronavirus disease zoonotic?
Yes, COVID-19 is said to be a zoonotic disease caused by novel betacoronavirus, and related to SARS-CoV and a number of other bat-borne SARS-like coronaviruses.
Q20. Which App India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is promoting to citizens to download to get information on Coronavirus disease in India?
Ans. Aarogya Setu