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Volume 8 , Issue 3 , June 2020 , Pages: 41 - 44
COVID-19: Recent Trends in the World and Precautionary Measures
Hina Afzal Sajid, Department of Education, Government of Punjab, Pakistan; Center of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Ahmad Ali, Department of Medicine, Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Aqsa Afzal, FMH College of Medicine and Dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan
Received: Jul. 22, 2020;       Accepted: Aug. 5, 2020;       Published: Aug. 13, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajls.20200803.12        View        Downloads  
A novel coronavirus has become a major health issue worldwide, initially founded in Wuhan, province of china, in the end of December 2019 and infected people of most countries globally. In February 2020, World Health Organization (WHO) termed it as COVID-19. The pandemic encompasses a variety of symptoms such as severe pneumonia along with respiratory disorder, multi-organ failure and septic shock, on the other side; it can be asymptomatic as well. The chain of infection involves six step procedures to transmit the virus into an individual. Recklessly, FDA has not approved any medication yet for this infection. People with flimsy immune system and suffering from any illness are more susceptible to infection. At present, to minimize the risk of cases only the preventive measures are being implemented. Social distancing is highly advised, mainly in vicinities having communal transmission. Quarantine is also considered one of the ancient and eventual tools of controlling the outbreaks that are communicable. Use of face masks as well as personal and environmental hygiene is very important to evade the risk of this virus. World Health Organization played an active role by implementing quite a lot of standards actions to avoid the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. These comprised various type of lockdown (full/smart), quarantine, travel limitations, shutting of educational institutes and certain sorts of workstations. With the help of greater testing ability, severer quarantine rules and identifying more infectious people in the town, risk of secondary cases can be minimized. Scientists from all over the World are determined and making efforts by their hard work to develop vaccine for this incurable disease. So, it’s time to greatly appreciate and cherish the Medical and Para-medical staff for their dedication and their heroic commitment to responsibility in the difficult duration of this outbreak.
COVID-19, Quarantine, WHO, Pandemic
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Hina Afzal Sajid, Ahmad Ali, Aqsa Afzal, COVID-19: Recent Trends in the World and Precautionary Measures, American Journal of Life Sciences. Vol. 8, No. 3, 2020, pp. 41-44. doi: 10.11648/j.ajls.20200803.12
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