News By/Courtesy: Riddhima Kedia | 07 Mar 2020 12:40pm IST


  • Coronavirus is spreading rapidly
  • The Government advises the citizens to avoid unessential travels to abroad
  • The medical branch advises to use hand sanitizer and mask


 Health reports clearly state that 1,00,600 individuals approximately have fallen into the net of sickness, and 3,404 individuals have died till date because of a large spread of coronavirus.

China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, and Japan are the countries who have faced the most hilarious rate of coronavirus victims. The Indian government has recommended its citizens to abstain from non-essential visit to the COVID-19 affected countries till the time the virus gets under control.

China is the root of corona and the other four countries seem to be the worst affected. According to the official counts, 362 deaths have transpired in mainland China.

In the United States, 231 cases of the virus victims have been noted and 12 deaths has transpired till date.

A Senior from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said, “If you are still planning to travel to the COVID-19 affected countries then you will be in an aircraft with people from multiple countries, whose travel and get in touch with histories you'll not know. Since there's no screening before boarding a flight, there's no thanks to tell if a passenger is already unwell.”

“As of now some countries are relatively safe, but as we've seen over the last two-three weeks, the disease has spread rapidly and therefore the infection has dramatically increased in countries like Italy and South Korea. Unless one is willing to require the danger , i might say wait and await a minimum of another 10 days. Travelling inside the country is safe as of now, there are no clusters of infection, nor any evidence of sustained human to human spread within the country” says Dr. Randeep Guleria, respiratory medicine specialist and Director, AIIMS.

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 08 Mar 2020 11:35am IST

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