Covid-19 is a rapidly developing pandemic virus which has caused a global health crisis. It was first identified in Wuhan, China in late 2019 and has since spread globally, and as of April 2020, it has infected over 1.6 million people and over 97,000 deaths have been reported worldwide. The virus is very contagious, and it is believed to be spread through close contact with infected individuals, as well as through contact with surfaces and objects that have been contaminated with the virus, such as door handles, tables, and keyboards. The virus primarily attacks the respiratory system, with symptoms ranging from a mild cold, to a severe pneumonia type condition, and it can lead to death.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and many countries around the world have declared Covid-19 a global public health emergency. Different organizations and governments have taken strict preventive measures and shown full commitment to combat the pandemic, including border closures and suspending air travel, school closures and canceled public events, quarantine regulations and social distancing, the encouragement for people to wear face masks and practice good hygiene, and the development and distribution of testing kits and medical treatments.
Although the virus is incredibly contagious, there are also many ways to stay safe and prevent contracting it. To protect yourself and your family, it is strongly advised to practice social distancing and wear a face mask, and to do your part to prevent the spread of Covid-19 by frequently washing your hands and avoiding close contact with anyone who may be infected. It is important to stay up to date with the latest news, as the situation is constantly changing, and to follow the World Health Organization guidelines and recommendations.
The effects of the virus can be economically and emotionally devastating, but by following the best practices to stop the spread of the virus, together we can help lessen the impact of Covid-19 and help bring this pandemic to an end.