Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ISSN: 2582-1091)

Perspective Volume 3 Issue 5

Covid-19 Crisis: How Tortuous is the Coronavirus Road Ahead?

Avinash Jayaswal*

Department of Emergency Medicine, Chirec Hospitals, Brussels, Belgium

*Corresponding Author: Avinash Jayaswal, Department of Emergency Medicine, Chirec Hospitals, Brussels, Belgium.

Received: April 16, 2020; Published: April 28, 2020

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 Covid-19 disease is the third betacoronavirus zoonotic infection affecting humans in two decades, and has been by far the most catastrophic in terms of human lives and economic wreck. The global pandemic that started in the meat market in Wuhan, China, has already claimed 116,000 lives and infected 1,8 million people and counting [1]. The first Indian to test positive for covid-19 was a medical student who had arrived in Kerala from Wuhan at the end of January [2], which is around the same time the first American and the first Korean were tested. The response was mapped out immediately by a group of government officials in Kerala as their experience with the outbreak of Nipah in 2018, a brain-damaging virus originating from bats and transferred to humans, was still fresh [2]. That outbreak was successfully managed despite technical shortfalls. This time they put forward a plan of contact tracing, isolation and surveillance state-wide, until the whole country went into confinement with more than 12,000 cases two months later, in an attempt to curb viral spread.

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Citation

Citation: Avinash Jayaswal. “Covid-19 Crisis: How Tortuous is the Coronavirus Road Ahead?”. Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 3.5 (2020): 21-23.



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