Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.
“A special cleanliness campaign has been initiated from July 10-13 to create awareness about COVID-19, vector-borne diseases and other ailments. Under the campaign, door-to-door surveillance should be done and rapid antigen tests should be conducted in every household,” a statement quoting the chief minister said.
The Covid-19 tally in India on Friday inched closer towards the eight lakh mark after 26,507 fresh cases were reported within a span of 24 hours, taking the total to 7,93,802. The number of fatalities stood at 21,604, according to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Globally, over 12.2 million people have been infected with the novel coronavirus. The United States continued to be the worst affected followed by Brazil, India, Russia and Peru. 22 villages have been identified in rural parts of Pune district where this lockdown will be implemented. Apart from Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad area, containment zones these villages will be added: Naval Kishore Ram, Pune district collector.
- The virus can cause a range of symptoms, from ranging from mild illness to pneumonia. Symptoms of the disease are fever, cough, sore throat and headaches.
- For any fever/flu-like signs/symptoms, please call State helpline number. or the 24×7 helpline number of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare at 011-23978046.
- A pandemic is defined as “an epidemic occurring worldwide, or over a very wide area, crossing international boundaries and usually affecting a large number of people”.
The classical definition includes nothing about population immunity, virology or disease severity.
Universities coming under the purview of Higher Education Department are required to complete the examinations for final year students by end of September 2020 in offline/online/blended (offline + online) mode following protocols related to COVID-19 pandemic: Karnataka government.
The Union health ministry has recommended the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in mild and moderate cases of Covid-19 but asked that it be avoided in severe patients.