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UNDERSTANDING CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19, THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC

The world is grappling and confused about what to do to check the ever-increasing spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). What started as a simple flu in the Chinese town of Wuhan has now turned out to be a global pandemic without a proper cure or even a vaccine to immunize against this raging disease. This has essentially has left the world in disarray and disoriented about what to do next. We have now dedicated this page shading light on this disease that has scourged the human society in a way that it hasn’t been seen in nearly a hundred years.

Is Coronavirus a disease?

What is Coronavirus? Coronavirus is a germ that causes is an infectious disease called COVID-19.

What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is simply an abbreviation for new strain of corona viruses which is currently on the rise around the world. In full COVID-19 means Coronavirus diseases 2019. The ‘CO’ stands for corona, ‘VI’ for virus, and ‘D’ for disease. In the medical world, Coronavirus (COVID-19) is not a new virus on the scene, but simply a new strain that is part of the larger family of coronaviruses that were already known in the medical worl. Some of the other related coronavirus diseases in this category include MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). However, this new strain of Corona Virus seems to be deadlier than the latter 2 combined given the number of infections and deaths it is responsible for in the past few months.

A pandemic is a disease outbreak on a global scale; it usually affects a large number of people. The classical definition includes nothing about population immunity, virology or disease severity. By this definition, pandemics can be said to occur annually in each of the temperate southern and northern hemispheres, given that seasonal epidemics cross international boundaries and affect a large number of people. However, seasonal epidemics are not considered pandemics. The COVID-19 that began as an epidemic in China has now become a pandemic since it has now spread all over the world in all 6 human populated continents. There are many examples pandemics in history such as the Spanish flu of 1918, the Bubonic plague, the Asian Flu of 1957-58, and now COVID-19 pandemic  is the world current pandemic that was declared on 12 March 2020 by the World Health Organization.

A novel coronavirus is a new strain of coronaviruses that causes a disease called COVID-19 or Coronavirus disease 2019. It is different from the coronaviruses that circulate commonly in humans and cause mild illness such as a cold. A diagnosis of coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not synonymous with a diagnosis of COVID-19.

The World Health Organization (WHO) needed to come up with a name to distinguish this new disease from the various other forms of human coronaviruses, including those that usually cause minor upper respiratory tract diseases. The name COVID-19 was based on best practices for designating a name to new human infectious diseases by the WHO. COVID-19 is abbreviation which in full stands for Coronavirus, ‘CO’ represents ‘Corona,’ ‘VI’ means ‘virus’ and ‘D’ mean Disease ‘19’ refers to the year 2019 in which this disease was first recorded in humans. This disease was formerly called “2019 novel Coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV.”

All over the world, many people are asking several questions about the originality of this disease, some of the most outstanding questions include: – How did corona virus start? Is Coronavirus man made? Is corona virus a bio weapon? Where did corona virus start from? Where did corona virus come from? What is the history of Coronavirus?  Well I am going to answer all these questions in a very simple way. Coronavirus is believed to have originated or begun in the Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei province. The virus is thought to have originated from the seafood market and is thought to have spread from the live animals sold here to humans. Is coronavirus a bio weapon or man-made? Current research seems to point to a fact that coronavirus is a naturally occurring virus which was not created or modified by humans in any way.

The research done to coronavirus by scientists so far agrees to the fact this Coronavirus mutates just like every other virus out there. However, the rate of mutation of this virus isn’t so quick something which would have posed a challenge to the efforts of developing a vaccine for this virus.

What do you feel when you contract Coronavirus? −Symptoms of coronavirus do not vary from common flu (influenza) or cold. Therefore testing is important to confirm whether anyone has COVID-19 or the common cold.

The typical symptoms of Coronavirus include:

  • Fever
  • Exhaustion
  • Coughing
  • Shortness Of Breath.

The virus can also cause aches and pains, sore throat, diarrhoea, conjunctivitis, loss of taste or smell, headache, skin rash and finger or toe discoloration. The more severe signs of the Coronavirus include chest pain or pressure, and loss of speech or movement.

What are the effects of Coronavirus to the body? As mentioned above in the symptoms of Coronavirus, people infected with COVID-19 tend to experience or develop certain signs and symptoms, such as weakness, fever, cough and shortness of breath. These symptoms develop as the immune system of your body responds to the infection. When the new virus is detected inside your body by the immune system, it releases the chemicals called cytokines and this chemical sounds a warning to the rest of the body that something is wrong and in effect causes you to feel such symptoms as it puts up a strong defense against the intruding virus in your body.

As time progresses, you may start coughing up sputum (thick mucus that contains dead lung cells killed by the virus). When this happens to you,  it is advised that you do not panic but rather just have plenty of bed rest, take plenty of fluids and paracetamol. This stage may last for a week, during which you may recover as your immune system successfully fights off the virus. However, some people will or may develop a more severe form of Covid-19 and this will require special treatment from qualified doctors.

This virus has proved to easily spread in many ways and the most common ones through which the virus can be passed from one person to another are the following.

  • Respiratory droplets: When a person cough, sneeze or speak, she/he released from the nose or mouth small droplets. These droplets can travel many feet, and can easily be breathed in by a nearby person. If you inhale the droplets from a sick person who has just coughed or sneezed, you can become infected. That is why it is important to keep a distance from a sick person of more than two metres.
  • Touching the surface that an infected person has touched: Coronavirus may persist on objects or surface around the Coronavirus victim for some time. You can also become infected if you touch these objects or surface and then touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. It is therefore important that basic hygiene measures are complied with.

Yes, Coronavirus can easily be transmitted to another person. People with severe illness or those with symptoms are considered to be the most contagious. CDC and WHO advocate isolating these patients either at the hospital or at home until they are healthier and no longer pose a risk of infecting others. However, even Asymptomatic patients (those without symptoms of Coronavirus) can also spread the virus actively, without ever noticing it.

The answer is no, this is because, quarantine involves isolating a person or group of people who have been diagnosed with an infectious disease but have not exhibited symptoms, in order to prevent the potential transmission of that particular disease. The period of incubation of that infectious disease determines the amount of time that person spends in quarantine. An infected person may develop signs and symptoms of the illness within that time or may not depending on how strong his or her immune system is

For COVID-19, the incubation or quarantine period is 14 days. It also means that after someone is released from COVID-19 isolation, he or she is not considered a risk of spreading the virus to others because they have not developed illness during the incubation period.

As of today the current research findings show no indication that Coronavirus can be spread through food. However, since this is a new disease, there is need for more research to be carried out.

Current research suggests that the COVID-19 spreads are from person to person, but not from mosquitoes or ticks.

Community spread is when people get infected with the virus in area and it is impossible to trace for contacts since many people will not be sure how or where they became infected.

Yes Coronavirus can live for on clothes but for only a few days. This therefore means that it is not advisable to touch the clothing of an infected person. If you need to have contact with clothes of an infected person, then you need to wear protective equipment such as gloves, face masks and others.

Yes, especially when a sick person coughs or sneezes without covering his or her mouth or nose, the virus can spread through the air via the droplets the infected person releases into the air. When this happens any person nearby can easily breathe in these droplets which carry the virus and he/she will get infected as well.

Although there is no much conclusive data on this, it seems possible that if you get to have sex with someone who is infected with COVID-19 you will get infected with the virus. However, the cause of transmission will not be the act of sex by itself but rather as a result of you getting into body contact with an infected person

Health experts believe people with a poor immune system have the highest chance of getting Coronavirus. Older people and people with chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, tend to be at higher risk for extreme symptom growth. However, it should be noted that there is no guarantee that those with a strong immune system will not contract the virus.

All age groups may contract the Coronavirus but, if infected; older people face a greater risk of developing a serious illness. This is due to their ageing or weak immune system and possible underlying health problems that puts them at a higher risk of developing a serious illness from Coronavirus.

Unless a disabled person has other underlying medical conditions that will make him/her susceptible to the virus, this person is not at higher risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 when compared to other people.

Asymptomatic means that symptoms do not show up. As for the asymptomatic transmission of coronavirus, few cases have been reported. This does not, however, rule out the possibility of it happening.

How to prevent Coronavirus?

There are a few simple precautionary measures that you can easily follow in order to reduce your chances of contracting or spreading Coronavirus. These include the following: –

  • Clean your hands regularly and thoroughly using a hand sanitizer that contains alcohol, or wash them with water and soap.
  • Always ensure that the gap between yourself and others is at least two metres. If you’re too close to others, when someone infected coughs, sneezes or speaks, you can breathe in the droplets and get infected in this way.
  • Don’t go to crowded areas. This is because keeping a physical distance is more difficult, so you are more likely to get in close touch with someone who has COIVD-19.
  • Do not use unwashed hands to reach the soft parts of your body (eyes, nose, and mouth). Your hands touch a lot of surfaces and can catch the virus. When contaminated, the virus can be passed to the eyes, nose or mouth by hand.
  • Take the tissue or use a bent elbow to cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. Dispose of it immediately and wash your hands in case you have used a tissue.
  • When you have a headache, cough or mild fever, just stay home and isolate yourself until you recover. Wear a face mask to prevent infecting anyone as you leave your home.
  • If you have a fever, cough and trouble breathing, seek medical attention. If possible call ahead by phone and follow the direction of your healthy local authority.
  • Try to always obtain the latest COVID-19 information from reputable sources, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) or the local and national health authorities. The local and national authorities are better positioned to advise on what people can do to protect themselves in your area.

People with a higher risk of getting a severe illness from Coronavirus disease 2019, for example, those aged 65 years and above should implement the following guidelines to avoid getting infected.

  • Stock up on supplies such as groceries, medicines if you need any
  • Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others
  • When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick
  • Limit close contact and wash your hands often
  • Avoid crowds, cruise travel, and non-essential travel
  • If there is an outbreak in your community
  • Try to stay home as much as possible and watch for symptoms and emergency signs for COVID-19.
  • If you get sick, stay home and call your doctor.

As of today, COVID-19 has no proper cure or vaccine. However, the mere fact there isn’t a substantial vaccine or cure for this new disease shouldn’t get you very worried because according to research, many of COVID-19 symptoms can easily be treated when you get early care from a health care provider. This actually makes the disease less dangerous. Several clinical trials are currently underway to test possible COVID-19 therapies. Scientists are also optimistic that a vaccine will be available soon, as many promising vaccine trials are current on going in several countries including China, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy and many more.

None of the known Coronaviruses that have existed for some time among humans  as the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome MERS and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome SARS, have vaccines.

Current data indicates that, for mild cases, a person may fully recover from Covid-19 within a period of about 14 days. For patients with serious or critical disease, three to six weeks were reported.

As we try to survive the Coronavirus pandemic, it is very prudent to have a strong immune system that will be able to fight off the virus in case you get infected with Coronavirus. In order to boost your immune system, you need to have a balanced diet composed of foods with a rich content of vitamins, dietary fibre, calcium and antioxidants. Some of these foods include pineapples, mangoes, strawberries and bananas, these will provide you with the much needed vitamins. For your dietary fibre needs, you should consume lots of legumes (e.g. lentils, beans), nuts and whole grains (e.g. unprocessed maize, millet, oats, wheat, brown rice or starchy tubers or roots like potato, yam, taro or cassava). For Calcium and antioxidants needs, you need to eat animal products (e.g. beef, fish, eggs and milk). For snacks, choose raw vegetables and fresh fruit rather than foods that are high in sugar, fat or salt. Don’t forget to drink enough water.

Coronavirus tests are categorized into two categories: the Molecular Coronavirus test and the Serological (antibody) test. The test to be used is determined by what you want to find, since the two tests work differently. The Molecular Test shows an active infection of the Coronavirus. It does not rule out bacterial infections or other viral co-infections. This test is deemed highly accurate.

Serological Coronavirus test include the identification of antibodies in a blood sample, typically obtained by a simple fingerprick. This test does not require special equipment to analyze the results, so it can easily be conducted in laboratories or at the point of care. The Serological test, looks out for antibodies which the body develops when you’re exposed to the virus. These antibodies can take several days to over a week to develop. What are anti-bodies? Antibodies are proteins the body produces against invading germs while preparing a response. When you use the serological test, it will search for specific ant bodies known as Immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibodies that your immune system produces in response to a COVID-19 attack.

If a person shows any of these signs for coronavirus, like trouble breathing, persistent chest pain or pressure, new confusion, unable to wake up or remain awake, bluish lips or face, he/she should seek medical attention

Note: As you seek medical attention, you should call ahead and notify the local health authority that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have Coronavirus COVID-19.

CORONAVIRUS/ COVID-19 FAQs / Future questions

Several countries are using varied data collection and processing methods from those used by the CDC, John Hopkins or the WHO in determining the number of Coronavirus cases and this explains the differences in the overall COVID-19 case numbers as presented by different organisations that are posting these numbers.  CDC’s COVID-19 case numbers include many publicly reported numbers, including information from state, local, territorial, international and external partners.

Many countries around the world such as Italy, UK, France, Belgium, Germany, South Korea, Japan, China, New Zealand, Australia and the United States of America (USA), have begun to experience a decline in death cases of Coronavirus. The global Coronavirus death toll is still on the rise in some countries such as Brazil, Chile and India.

Current data shows that most of the people with high blood pressure who have developed serious illness because of COVID-19 are often older or have other medical conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and severe heart conditions that put them at a higher risk of severe illness. Recent results have not yet necessarily shown that people with elevated blood pressure and no other underlying health problems are more likely to get critically ill from Coronavirus / COVID-19 than anyone.

It is recommended that you space at least 2 meters between yourself and other people with unknown risk profiles. This is because when someone cough, sneeze or talk, he/she spray expells liquid droplets from the nose or mouth which may contain the virus and if you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets. In case that person has COVID-19 you can as well get the disease.

If you’re sick or caring for a sick person from Coronavirus, the CDC and W.H.O recommend that you should observe the following guidelines;

  • You should stay at home. Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
  • You need to take care of yourself. Get rest and stay hydrated. Take counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.
  • You should stay in touch with your doctor. However, you should call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you have trouble breathing, or have any other emergency warning signs, or if you think it is an emergency.
  • You need to avoid public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.
  • You should separate yourself from other people
  • You stay in a specific room and away from other people and pets in your home. If possible, you should use a separate bathroom. If you need to be around other people or animals in or outside of the home, wear a cloth face covering.
  • If you have a medical appointment that cannot be postponed, call your doctor’s office, and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the office protect themselves and other patients.
  • If you are sick wear a cloth covering over your nose and mouth
  • You should wear a cloth face covering, over your nose and mouth if you must be around other people or animals, including pets (even at home)
  • You don’t need to wear the cloth face covering if you are alone. If you can’t put on a cloth face covering (because of trouble breathing, for example), cover your coughs and sneezes in some other way. Try to stay at least 6 feet away from other people. This will help protect the people around you.
  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2 years, anyone who has trouble breathing, or anyone who is not able to remove the covering without help.

Note: As we live through the COVID-19 pandemic, medical-grade facemasks such as the N-95 masks are reserved for healthcare workers and some first responders who interact with many people of unknown risk profile or even people that are infected with COVID-19. You can ably use a cloth face-covering using a scarf or bandana.

COVID-19 is a new disease and only a few people have immunity to it. This therefore means that more people are susceptible to get infected by Coronavirus. Unlike COVID-19, people around the world have developed a strong immunity against several seasonal flu strains hence making them less lethal. According to global statistics from the WHO, Seasonal flu strains often kills less than 1 percent of those who get infected with them while 3.4 percent of confirmed cases of Coronavirus have died.

COVID-19 is not currently known to be distributed by domestic or international mail, goods or packaging. Nonetheless, people could possibly contract COVID-19 by touching surfaces or object with the virus on it and then touching the soft parts of their bodies such as the mouth, nose and eyes.

Yes, it is very okay for you to donate blood and in fact the World Health Organization (WHO) and CDC are urging people who aren’t infected with Coronavirus to donate blood whenever they can. CDC assists blood centers with guidelines that will ensure donors and workers are healthy. Examples of these recommendations include spacing donor chairs 6 feet apart, adhering to thorough cleaning practices in the environment and encouraging donors to make donation appointments early.

Currently it seems like some communities have started stigmatizing people who have recovered from Coronavirus when they return to their families. Many people in communities have often associated the recovered people with the illness despite being absolutely healed and pose no chance of infecting others in society.

Flattening the curve means reducing the rate of new infections at any given time. The importance of flattening the curve is that it allows healthcare services to better manage the same patient volume without straining the healthcare system at all.

The current evidence shows that children are not at higher risk than adults to contract Coronavirus. However, the disease has been recorded in children and infants hence need for parents to protect their children from contracting the viral disease.

Both children and adults develop similar symptoms to Coronavirus. However the only major difference is that children seem to experience only minor symptoms such as fever, runny nose, and cough. There were also reports of vomiting and diarrhoea. It is not yet clear for certain that any children, particularly those with existing medical conditions and special healthcare needs, could be at a greater risk for serious illness.

So far there is no recorded data on transmission of coronavirus through breast milk. When breastfeeding, a mother can also follow effective hygiene precautions, including, if applicable, wearing a medical mask to minimize the risk of COVID-19 droplets transferring to her child.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every one aged 2 years and older should wear a cloth face covering that covers their nose and mouth when they are out in the community. However, cloth face coverings should not be put on babies or children younger than 2 years due to a danger of suffocation. Children younger than 2 years of age are listed as an exception as well as anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the face covering without assistance.

Wearing a face mask in an audience, reduces the spread of COVID-19, especially in cases where social distancing, frequent hand cleaning and other daily preventive actions cannot be done regularly. In case the person wearing the face mask is positive for COVID-19, it will stop the transmission of the virus from this person to others. That would be particularly important if someone is infected but has no symptoms.

When you bring up the issue of Coronavirus to kids, ensure that you’re calm so that you don’t get them agitated or scared since children react to stress differently than adults. You need to re-assure them that they’re okay. However, you need warn them of the possible effects of the disease when they get infected, and encourage them not to get sick.

According to existing study reports, COVID-19 does not appear to pose a particular danger to pregnant mothers. Therefore expectant mothers are not entitled to extra preventive precautions other than those usually prescribed during pregnancy.

SCHOOL DISMISSALS & CHILDREN

It’s not recommended that children shouldn’t go and hang out with children from other families. This is mainly because the practice of social distancing is the key to slowing the spread of COVID-19. If interacting with other children outside their own homes is absolutely essential for these children, they should strive to remain 6 feet away from anyone who is not in their own household. However, its equally important that you help your children maintain a certain kind of communication with their friends. This can be achieved by allowing your children to have supervised phone calls or video chats with their friends to help them stay socially connected with their friends while being socially distancing.

Below are some of the guidelines that you can follow to ensure that your child stays learning.

Stay in touch with the school of your child: Today, several schools offer virtual learning to students. You need to know what the school has to offer for your child in terms of assignments. You may need to help your child set a reasonable pace to complete the work, too. You might need to help your child turn on devices, read instructions and type answers. You should inform the school of the child in the event of technological or connectivity challenges

Create a home learning program and timetable, but remain adaptable: Having a consistent sleep period is important. Come up with an organized time table for day-to-day exercises, counting, learning or finishing school assignments as well as solid dinners and snacks, and physical movement. Allow adaptability within the plan, an adjustment based on your day is affirmed.

Search for ways to make learning fun: Have hands-on exercises such as puzzles, painting, drawing, and making things that make the child mentally and physically locked inside the task. In putting organized learning, autonomous play can also be used. Encourage kids to create a sheet shelter or practice counting by piling tiles.

CLEANING & DISINFECTION

Cleaning is an act of removing germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces to lower the risk of spreading infection. Cleaning can be done with soap and water. Disinfection on the other hand refers to the use of stronger detergents which kill germs on surfaces and this can further lower the risk of spreading infection.

In order to create environment that is safe, comprehensive daily maintenance activity can be conducted at company facilities, clinics, and house. It is recommendable to clean surfaces and or items that are frequently used by the public such as door handles, bathroom surfaces, handrails at least daily with soap and water or another detergent when these facilities are in use. More frequent cleaning and disinfection may be necessary according to the level of use. For example, certain surfaces and objects in public spaces should be cleaned and disinfected before each use, such as shopping carts and point of sale keypads.

No, cleaning only is the effective enough to prevent Coronavirus spread but it helps to remove germs, which in turn reduces the risk of spread of the virus, It is however, very important to not that cleaning alone does not kill the germ, which means that the risk of infection remains. If a surface may have received the virus from a person with or suspected of having COVID-19, the surface should be immediately cleaned and disinfected, but other measures should also be taken to control the spread of Coronavirus.

COVID-19& ANIMALS

A limited number of animals have been confirmed to have contracted coronavirus around the world. This has happened after these animals have had contact with a person who is infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. What remains unknown is which animals may or may not be infected with Coronavirus. Animals that have so far been tested psotive for Coronavirus include dogs, cats, lions and tigers. It is believed that these could have got infected with coronavirus after having near contact with people with the virus, according to the W.H.O and CDC.

It should not be a priority as of now since there are only a few cases of animals being tested positive for COVID-19.

Although animals can usually bear other germs that can make humans ill, scientific results today do not support the argument that animal skins can harbour the novel corona virus. It is always a good idea, however, to practice healthy habits around animals, including washing hands before and after interacting with it.

Yes, but when you’re out for a walk with your dog, do not let other people pet your dog. You should hold your dog on a leash while you walk and try to keep at least 6 feet (2 metres) away from others as far as possible.

In case you suspect that your pet has developed novel Coronavirus symptoms, you should talk to your Veterinary doctor. You are not advised to take the pet to the doctor but rather just call him/her first and let him/her know that the pet was displaying symptoms of COVID-19. Some veterinarians may offer consultations on telemedicine advice, or other plans to see sick pets. A doctor will diagnose a pet and decide next steps to handle and care for your pet.

Animals are rarely tested for the virus the cause COVID-19. Not even doing routine animal testing at this time is advised. Any animal studies are performed on a case-by-case basis. For example, if a COVID-19 patient’s pet has a new disease with symptoms close to those of COVID-19, the veterinarian of the animal can meet with officials of public health and animal welfare to decide whether testing is appropriate.

COVID-19 & WATER

Current research findings show Coronavirus is not detected in drinking water.

Conventional methods of filtration and disinfection water handling, such as those used inmmost urban  or national sources of drinking water, are effective in killing or inactivating the COVID-19 virus.

Yes, Coronavirus has been tested positive in the faces of some positively diagnosed COVID-19 patients. It is not yet clear, however, that the virus present in faeces could be capable of triggering COVID-19 as there has not been a verified case of the virus spreading to a human from faeces.

Yeah, Coronavirus was detected in untreated wastewater, but scientists are not sure whether this virus can cause disease if a person is exposed to untreated wastewater or sewerage systems. The probability of transmission of the virus causing COVID-19 through properly built and maintained sewerage systems is considered very small at this time.

Some of the questions most commonly posed about COVID-19 include:-Can high temperatures kill the virus that causes Coronavirus COVID-19? Is COVID-19 sensitive to temperature?

It is not yet for certain whether the spread of Coronavirus will end when warmer summer temperatures begin to set. However, it is certain that Coronaviruses, are usually considered to live only for shorter periods at higher temperatures and higher humidity, while at lower temperatures they can live for longer periods. However, for a temperature-based threshold at which this virus will die, there are no definitive study results. Regardless of the temperature, please follow the CDC and W.H.O guidelines on how to prevent this disease from spreading. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/

It’s very hard to believe the hot weather will deter the coronavirus as the virus has spread all over the world. Many countries have still not yet hit their peak number of illnesses and deaths. As of today, the other reason is that more than 9.2 million coronavirus cases have been reported globally. If the current coronavirus is seasonal it is too early to be sure.

No-one can really pinpoint a time when Coronavirus is likely to end. This is because there isn’t any proper cure to it as of now. We can only expect to see the spread of this virus coming to an end once an effective vaccine or cure has been developed. COVID-19 has the potential to exist inside a person without ever displaying any signs or symptoms of getting it, but they can also unknowingly pass it on to another person, making it highly possible for new infections to occur.

As of now it is highly recommendable that you post pone any kind of travel especially if isn’t very essential. However, in case you really need to travel, then its recommended that you have ensure that you don’t have any of the known COVID-19 symptoms regularly (cough muscle pains and problems with breathing), you need to also check your temperature twice a day, wash your hands often and thoroughly, avoid contact with frail and delicate people and resume your normal operation.

As you plan for you travel you need to know that several countries have imposed varying Coronavirus measures such as mandatory 14 days quarantine and temperature checks. This therefore requires you to be in the know of all travel requirements that you need to observe at your destination before you decide to travel.

Many airports have also put up travel advisories requiring passengers to arrive at least 4 hours earlier than the time of their departure flight so that they can smoothly go through all the COVID-19 screening protocols that have been imposed at the airports without risking missing their flights

In order to determine your Coronavirus location, you can follow the Global Coronavirus map, established by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization, Coronavirus region include  Australia, African territory, America that incorporates all Latin Hemisphere, Central America, Canadian and North American nations except the United States, Britain, the Baltic colonies, Eastern Caribbean, Northern Atlantic, Western Pacific and South-eastern Asia. Please visit the CDC’s COVID-19 global map for more information on which countries belong to which zone. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/global-covid-19/world-map.html

World Health Organization / WHO Corona statistics

W.H.O Coronavirus figures indicate that the world has 10 million COVID-19 cases as of June 24, 2020, and that over half a million deaths have been registered worldwide so far. The main cases of illnesses and deaths are in America and Europe and now Brazil as well as India. You should also check the reports of the WHO on corona, which are updated regularly. To find more statistics, please follow this link. https://covid19.who.int/