30 May

Coronavirus threat is raging over the world, and now WHO declares it is as a global emergency. There is around 7000 total number of cases of Coronavirus have already been registered globally, and among those, China has encountered 425 deaths. Hours after the declaration of the first positive case in India on 30th January, the World Health Organization announced the Coronavirus as Global Medical Emergency, which needs to be taken care of immediately. If we failed to do so, the death count would rise drastically. The virus is spreading outrageously and also taken over 21 countries, including India.

Coronavirus is a global public health emergency that is declared by the World Health Organization to alarm the public about its severity. The first case of this deadly virus in India was reported in Kerala, and only that one case created fear in people as it was published everywhere in today's national news in English, other local news sections, and magazines. When the report came out about the outbreak of Coronavirus in India, 43000+ passengers had arrived in India from China till then. Luckily, among all the passengers that had arrived from China, only one case reported as positive.

An official from WHO named Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus unveiled the main reason behind declaring Coronavirus, a Global Health Emergency that is not solely related to what is happening in China but also how it is impacting other countries outrageously. Another primary concern is that it could spread in countries with inadequate health facilities and take the life of many people. Temporarily, Citizens from the US, India and many other countries are not allowed to travel to China. Moreover, visas of Chinese Citizens have been temporarily canceled, and they are barred from going to any other country.

How much time will it take to make the antidote?

Scientists and other global health officials are working day and night to find the antidote of Coronavirus. The National Institute of Health and other major health institutes are working to prepare a vaccine. Coronavirus is the third largest outbreak in the past two decades, after Swine Flu and Ebola. The virus was first reported in 2003 and had caused many health disorders, and since then, numerous reports of people suffering from respiratory system problems came forward. However, there is no specific time that how long it will take to find out a vaccine to cure the disease and put an end to the outbreak.

Working officials aren't only looking for a local vaccine to prevent and cure the virus. But they are trying to develop a universal vaccine for Coronavirus. Unfortunately, researchers lack the sample of the virus to perform some test of the prepared solutions.

People with travel history to China have to undergo a test

Until three days ago, China didn't except the help of the U.S to fight against the outbreak of Coronavirus. Many countries barred citizens from traveling to China after the news of the epidemic in today's national news in English. They are making intensifying efforts to combat Coronavirus as the death toll rises to 490 in China. Besides, people who have a travel history to China from 15 January have to undergo a test as a preventive measure.

New cases have surged by double –digits in the past 11 days in China, and there is no sign of slowdown of the Coronavirus outbreak. Many people have lost their lives in this epidemic than in severe SARS or acute respiratory syndrome outbreak of 2002-2003 in China. This contagious virus has led to Wuhan lockdown in a matter of days after the outbreak.

Can this declaration be unusual?

Whenever there is an extraordinary event that is affecting public health risks to spread through states to the international level, the World Health Organization declares it as Global Health Emergency. Earlier, in the past two decades, the WHO also has declared five other diseases as Global Health Emergencies. Following are those five diseases:

  • In 2009, Swine Flu scared the hell out of people with a death toll ranging from 124000 to 585000 around the World.
  • Then in 2014, Polio, though it was closer to eradication in 2012, the tension created when it rose in 2013. 
  • Zika outbreak in 2016 after the death toll rises extravagantly in America. 
  • And lastly Ebola virus in 2014, as well as in 2019 that infected around 30000 people and took the life of 11000 among them around the World. 

Author’s Bio

Vaibhav Sharma is a digital marketing expert by day and writer by night. He is a project manager at True Scoop News who specializes in blogging and copywriting. He loves to write technology related articles, entertainment blogs, the latest national news in English and Punjabi and tutorials as long as there is a bit of information technology. 

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