We all know the world is now suffering from one of the worst pandemic, COVID-19. It is also known as the coronavirus in simple terms. It is fast spreading to most of the countries in the world, including India. The number of cases is increasing at a fast pace. Following this, since mid-march, most of the countries in the world have declared a lockdown. But, most of us do not know where the COVID-19 pandemic originated or start.
What Is COVID-19 Pandemic?
It’s a virus that has infected both humans and animals. It mainly causes the common cold, fever, to severe respiratory illness. A typical cause of the coronavirus is Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. It is said to be dangerous for older aged people and patients with pre-existing disease. You will find that 81% of its patients have only mild symptoms. What are its symptoms?
- Dry cough
- Respiratory illness like shortness of breath
- Pneumonia like symptoms etc.
Some of its extreme cases even suffered from respiratory failure to multiple organ failure etc.
History Of COVID-19 Pandemic – Where And When Did It Start?
It all started in China in December 2019. It was reported in Wuhan on the 31st of December 2019 to the world health organization (WHO) office in China. You have seen that during late 2019 a seafood market in Wuhan was infected with a dangerous virus through an animal. It is a city with a population of over 11 million. It first affected a mammal, which later changed a human. Researchers are researching to find out its starting point. If you want to stop it’s spreading, then first we have to find its start point. They have noticed that it spread to a human through contact with an animal. Some even say it came through a virus caring bat. When it all started, the Chinese government took quick action. It quarantined the whole city and its neigh its boring places. This lockdown gave it a relief from the pandemic.
More On Its History
Around March, Italy had surpassed the number of dates due to COVID-19. It had to extend the lockdown to the entire country to stop the coronavirus from spreading to all parts of the country. It has now shut shops, cinemas, pubs, restaurants, schools, etc. All non-essential places are closed for six weeks. The local police there even given the power to beautiful people who are gathering for no reason.
Later at the beginning of April, it started spreading fast in the U.S. The latest news says that the U.S is now the epicenter f this pandemic. To date, the U.S has about 764,000 affected cases so far and has approximately 40,000 death cases. There have been 2,420,000 cases in New York alone. 95% of its population is under a lockdown situation.
There has been till date no specific medication for the cure of COVID-19. Doctors are said to be giving existing medicines to their patients. Researchers are on the lookout for a vaccine. For now, the best solution is to stay at home and be safe. When going out use a face mask, and wash your hands every hour of the day.