NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (nCov-2019/COVID-19)

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NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (nCov-2019/COVID-19)

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China's lethal CoronaVirus has been official renamed as 'COVID-19' by WHO (World Health Organisation).

coronavirus spread and prevention
prevention from coronavirus
DO THE FIVE (Help stop coronavirus)
  1. HANDSWash them often
  2. ELBOWCough into it
  3. FACEdon't touch it
  4. SPACEKeep safe distance
  5. HOMEStay if you can
Use alcohol based hand washes or sanitizers.
  • Keep your Hands to yourself. Do not touch here and there while travelling and do not touch back yourself specially your face.
  • The main route of transmission of CoronaVirus is through the respiratory tract. The virus can also be detected in other body fluids and excreta.
Prevention, Symptoms and Care for CoronaVirus :
  • Hand hygiene & Respiratory etiquette are essential at this stage. This means frequent use of hand sanitizers and covering your face with a handkerchief/ tissue/ hand with a flexed elbow to prevent droplets from reaching people around you. Avoid close contact with people who are showing signs of respiratory illness such as sneezing and coughing. Keep your hands and fingers away from your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • N95 masks are known to help with prevention of such outbreaks.
  • Anyone with likely symptoms (cough, fever, breathlessness, feeling of being unwell, malaise, runny nose, sore throat, weakness, pneumonia & in severe cases- kidney failure) must consult a physician immediately & also are advised to avoid contact with other family members.
  • Immunosuppressed people are at a higher risk and are advised to be extra careful.
  • Ensure that Eggs & meat are thoroughly cooked prior to consumption
  • It is reassuring that the government has released a health advisory and is screening airports for any visitors from China.
  • Currently there is no vaccine available to prevent the virus.
  • Spread awareness regarding the above to family & friends.
India ramps up efforts to contain the spread of Novel CoronaVirus :

On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.

The first case of the COVID-19 pandemic in India was reported on 30 January 2020.

On 30 January, India reported its first case of COVID-19 in Kerala, which rose to three cases by 3 February; all were students who had returned from Wuhan, China. No significant rise in cases was seen in the rest of February. On 4 March 22 new cases came to light, including those of an Italian tourist group with 14 infected members.

The transmission escalated during March, after several cases were reported all over the country, most of which were linked to people with a travel history to affected countries. On 12 March, a 76-year-old man who had returned from Saudi Arabia became the first victim of the virus in the country.

On 11 March 2020, WHO declared Novel CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak as a pandemic and reiterated the call for countries to take immediate actions and scale up response to treat, detect and reduce transmission to save people’s lives.

PRIME MINISTER ‘S APPEAL TO OUR CITIZENS and Lockdown 2020 :

On 19 March 2020, Modi asked all citizens to observe "Janata Curfew" (people's curfew) from 7 am to 9 pm on Sunday, 22 March.

On 22 March 2020, India observed a 14-hour voluntary public curfew at the instance of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He implored all Indians to stay at home for the next few weeks, and if possible, to also work from home. He also asked citizens to step out onto their house rooftops or balconies at 5 pm on 22 March, and clap their hands to appreciate the hard work of emergency services like doctors, police, health workers, emergency medical services, emergency health services, government officials, home delivery services, etc..

The government followed it up with lockdowns in 75 districts where COVID-19 cases had occurred as well as all major cities.  The lockdown was placed when the number of confirmed positive coronavirus cases in India was approximately 500.

Further, on 24 March, the prime minister ordered a nationwide lockdown for 21 days, affecting the entire 1.3 billion population of India.

  • On 14 April, the prime minister extended the ongoing nationwide lockdown till 3 May.
  • On 1 May, lockdown across the country was further extended by two more weeks till 17 May.
  • On 17 May, NDMA extended the lockdown till 31 May in all Indian States.
Zonal classification

The Government divided the entire nation into three zones – Green Zone, Red Zone, Orange Zone.

  • Red zone (Hotspots) – districts with high doubling rate and high number of active cases
  • Orange zone (Non-hotspots) – districts with fewer cases
  • Green zone – districts without confirmed cases or without new cases in last 21 days
WHO Country Office for India support :

The WHO Country Office for India has been working closely with MoHFW, on preparedness and response measures for COVID-19, including disease surveillance, laboratory and research protocols, risk communications, training on infection prevention and control and cluster containment plan, surveillance and tracking of travelers.

In a video-conference held on 15 April 2020, MoHFW and WHO deliberated on further strengthening the partnership and additional measures that can be taken to step up the response to COVID-19 in the country. In his address, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare said, "WHO is an important partner in our fight against the COVID-19. I really value guidance and contributions made by the WHO in containing spread of COVID-19 across the country."

"India is now in a decisive phase of the response. As in the case of polio, in combating COVID-19 too, surveillance is playing a central role.  Accordingly, at the request of the government, WHO has further stepped up the support in strengthening ongoing surveillance and response at state, district and block levels; cluster containment activities; strengthening real-time data collection activities; and accelerated implementation of the national Integrated Health Information Platform. Our entire field presence, including the National Public Health Surveillance Project, has been fully re-purposed to support the government to overcome this challenge," says Dr Henk Bekedam, WHO Representative to India.



The latest count of CoronaVirus cases in India as confirmed by the Government of India.
SNo. State Confirmed Cases Active Cases Cured/Discharged Death
1 Andaman And Nicobar Islands 33 0 33 0
2 Andhra Pradesh 3676 1238 2374 64
3 Arunachal Pradesh 20 19 1 0
4 Asom (Assam) 1486 1194 285 4
5 Bihar 3945 2181 1741 23
6 Chandigarh 297 79 214 4
7 Chhattisgarh 548 426 121 1
8 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 3 2 1 0
9 Delhi 20834 11565 8746 523
10 Goa 73 23 50 0
11 Gujarat 17217 5374 10780 1063
12 Haryana 2356 1280 1055 21
13 Himachal Pradesh 340 213 118 6
14 Jammu And Kashmir 2601 1624 946 31
15 Jharkhand 661 360 296 5
16 Karnataka 3408 2026 1328 52
17 Kerala 1327 708 608 11
18 Ladakh 77 30 47 0
19 Madhya Pradesh 8283 2922 5003 358
20 Maharashtra 70013 37543 30108 2362
21 Manipur 83 72 11 0
22 Meghalaya 28 15 12 1
23 Mizoram 13 12 1 0
24 Nagaland 43 43 0 0
25 Odisha 2104 850 1245 9
26 Puducherry 79 54 25 0
27 Punjab 2301 257 2000 44
28 Rajasthan 9100 2688 6213 199
29 Sikkim 1 1 0 0
30 Tamilnadu 23495 10138 13170 187
31 Telangana 2972 1213 1491 88
32 Tripura 423 250 173 0
33 Uttar Pradesh 8361 3109 5030 222
34 Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) 959 729 222 5
35 West Bengal 5772 3141 2306 325
Total cases of India 19293291379957545608
Sources :

*Disclaimer : The data is updated on a daily basis at 09:00 AM (IST). The counts may vary.