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 Active Cases Cured/Discharged Death
1 Andaman And Nicobar Islands 2 9910 129
2 Andhra Pradesh 62 2305105 14731
3 Arunachal Pradesh 1 64207 296
4 Asom (Assam) 2 716237 7986
5 Bihar 52 818426 12256
6 Chandigarh 77 91094 1165
7 Chhattisgarh 55 1138321 14034
8 Dadra and Nagar Haveli 0 11437 4
9 Delhi 1762 1876695 26207
10 Goa 98 241772 3832
11 Gujarat 192 1213868 10944
12 Haryana 1041 989845 10621
13 Himachal Pradesh 45 280839 4136
14 Jammu And Kashmir 59 449401 4752
15 Jharkhand 22 429985 5318
16 Karnataka 1799 3909073 40106
17 Kerala 4313 6478328 69643
18 Ladakh 4 28029 228
19 Lakshadweep 0 11350 52
20 Madhya Pradesh 296 1031294 10736
21 Maharashtra 2175 7733786 147857
22 Manipur 1 135110 2120
23 Meghalaya 2 92227 1593
24 Mizoram 162 227366 698
25 Nagaland 1 34735 760
26 Odisha 121 1279143 9126
27 Puducherry 27 163856 1962
28 Punjab 113 742376 17752
29 Rajasthan 495 1275303 9555
30 Sikkim 3 38710 452
31 Tamilnadu 371 3416644 38025
32 Telangana 398 788488 4111
33 Tripura 0 99964 923
34 Uttar Pradesh 830 2054661 23519
35 Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) 475 429666 7693
36 West Bengal 358 1997630 21203
Total cases of India 1541442604881524525
Sources :

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