Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus that had not been previously identified in humans.
The virus causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such
as a cough, fever and in more severe cases, pneumonia. You can protect
yourself by washing your hands frequently and avoiding touching your
HOW IT SPREADS:
The new coronavirus spreads primarily through contact with an infected
person when they cough or sneeze, or through droplets of saliva or
discharge from the nose
(Source: World Health Organization)
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the start of 2020, news have been spreading at first its was believed
to be a Pneumonia Outbreak then, its was confirmed to be COVID-19. It
appears to have originated from wild and exotic animals which can be
transmitted to humans, then human to human transmission. The past months
you will hear words like quarantine, face mask, isolation, transmission, lockdown, social distancing, epidemic and so on.
has it only affected a few but, it has affected the whole world since
it has spread to many countries. As declared by the World Health
Organization, COVID-19 is now a pandemic.
Its all over the News, Social Media, News papers, and Internet. The numbers of infected people, and the newly deceased are constantly updated. The suffering of the people they’ve left behind devastate readers and viewers.
Peoples daily lives affected and also businesses, schools and other activities. The mass closures, flight cancellations, stoppage of movement, and even prohibition of religious services has massive impact all over the world.
spite of this all, there is a universal awareness of how to cope, and
how to support one another, in times like these we are one people. We
have been through worst and we know this shall pass and everything shall
be back in its place let us learn from this experience and take action
as to what lies ahead in the future but, as of now let us face this hand
in hand to conquer it and end its spread.
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Suddenly the world changed.
The Metropolis now sleeps;
Mickey Mouse went on vacation;
The NBA said NO;
The toilet paper is a treasure to find;
No more vacation;
We learned to wash our hands;
Kisses and hugs are not daring, today they are contagious;
Sanity gave way to hysteria and panic;
And a virus crowns as if it were the owner of the world…
But it is not so, and there is something that the coronavirus will not change, we will survive and fight to save lives.