Institute of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: : Samreen Riaz, Institute of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
Received: December 27, 2021; Published: April 25, 2022
Coronavirus has spread all over the world in just a few months. The total number of cases of affected individuals has reached to a maximum of approximately 1,622,088 worldwide. The number of deaths caused by coronavirus is also increasing gradually day by day all over the world. The mortality rate has reached to almost 97,192. Coronavirus causes a respiratory infection which has several different symptoms like fever, dry cough etc. The whole world is in panic and is undergoing a lockdown. Many patients have also recovered. There is no vaccine for its treatment yet. The only treatment for covid-19 is by taking precautionary measures.
Many people are dying in the whole world due to coronavirus every day. Novel coronavirus is the cause of mass death in many countries. This disease started in Wuhan, China on November 17, 2019 [0, 0]. After this, due to country to country travelling, this virus spread and led to the pandemic known as COVID-19. Lately, there are 5,988 cases of coronavirus in Pakistan and 107 deaths are reported due of it. Pakistan healthcare Ministry has came into action since first case of this virus was reported in February 26, 2020 [0, 0, 0]. This pandemic also created a stressed situation in Pakistan as in the whole world. The major problem is that this disease can spread by direct contact and respiratory droplets. Pakistan’s healthcare workers are doing their best to prevent people from this disease. In obligation of their duties, many of the doctors are infected and died.
Another big difficulty is that we ran out of gloves, sanitizers and masks, which are the basic commodities these days. China donated 500,000 masks to Pakistan . Proper screening system and diagnosis kits are required which has increased the budget of Pakistan. In this crucial situation, our government has to take decisions very sensibly. In order to control the spread of this virus and for maintaining social distancing, several cities are lockdown. Due to this lockdown almost all the offices, shops and public areas are closed which led to the burden on the government. Many institutes are working on making vaccine for COVID-19, which also requires a huge amount of fund. This whole scenario is leading toward the situation of economic crises.
Keywords: COVID-19; WHO; SARS-CoV-2
Citation: Samreen Riaz. “The Prevailing Pandemic of Coronavirus".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 4.5 (2022): 42-51.
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