Coronavirus Renamed as COVID-19- Check Recent Updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus has gotten an official name that is COVID-19. Numbers are increasing day by day causing more havoc around the world. So far 64000(reported till 14th feb,20) cases have been reported globally. Numbers are increasing rapidly showing no sign of relief. Thursday recorded the largest number of coronovirus affected people in wuhan province of China i.e. 14,840. Global death toll has risen to 1,383.

List of Countries Affected By Coronavirus

Countries Cases reported of coronavirus
China 45,408
Japan 251
Singapore 58
Hong Kong 53
Thailand 33
South Korea 28
Taiwan 18
Malaysia 19
Australia 15
Vietnam 16
Germany 16
U.S.A 13
France 11
Macao 10
U.K 9
Canada 7
Philippines 4
Italy 3
India 3
Russia 2
Spain 2
Finland 1
Cambodia 1
Switzerland 1
Sri lanka 1
Nepal 1
Belgium 1

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Impact on INDIA

China is the largest trading partner of India. Any disruption in china causes a huge impact on India. India is already struggling with its economy and this outbreak can even worse the economic situation in India as china is the largest importer of India.

It is considered that Aviation, Bollywood, Tourism, Electronics, Auto and Auto component are the sector which are having a larger impact on them. Also three cases of coronavirus have been reported in Kerala thus causing a serious health problem.

What is Coronavirus?

As per World Health Organisation, Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

Signs of Infection from Coronavirus

Some of the commonly known symptoms are-respiratory symptoms, fever , cough, difficulty in breathing. When the case gets severe, symptoms observe are  pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

Precautions From Coronavirus

Precautions that can be taken individually are- regular washing of hand, covering mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing, properly cooked meat and eggs should be consumed. Close contact with anyone having  respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing should be avoided.

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