COVID-19 in India as on 12 June 2020 (16:12 GMT)


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COVID-19 in World as on 12 June 2020 (16:12 GMT)


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The word Coronavirus is originated from the Latin word ‘corona’ means “crown”. This name was given by David Tyrrell and June Almeida and they studied human coronavirus firstly. The coronavirus epidemic came into attention on December 31, 2019, from the city of China. China firstly informed WHO (World Health Organisation) and the rest of the world about the cases of pneumonia due to unknown causes in the Wuhan City of China. This deadly disease spread their leg to the rest of the world. The WHO has declared it a pandemic officially on March 11, 2020. On February 11, 2020, WHO gave the name COVID-19 for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 is expanded as Coronavirus disease of 2019. In the future, it will be Considered as COVID-19/Coronavirus- The Epidemic Era.



In India, the first case of Coronavirus or COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS was reported on 30  January 2020. The infection rate of COVID-19 in India is reported to be 1.7 that is lower than the worst affected country. Considering the seriousness of the deadly virus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi requested a 14 Hour voluntary public curfew on 22 March 2020. Further PM Modi ordered a nationwide lockdown on 24 March 2020 for till 14 April 2020. Foreseeing the deadly effect on the life of people, the government extended the nationwide lockdown till 3 May 2020. The Country seems various problems but is standing together to break the chain of coronavirus. The frontline workers are working day & night to combat the deadly virus.

How COVID-19/Coronavirus Spread?

People may be concern about the deadly virus i.e. COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS that how it gets transmitted? The following are the reason for spreading the disease:

  1. Air by Cough or Sneeze
  2. Personal Contact
  3. Contaminated Objects
  4. Mass Gathering


Symptoms of COVID-19/Coronavirus:

6 New symptoms of Coronavirus added by the United States Health Protection Agency:

The United States Health Protection Agency for Disease Control and Prevention has added six new symptoms to its official list of COVID-19 symptoms on Sunday. The Symptoms include:

  1. Chills
  2. Repeated Shaking with chills
  3. Muscle Pain
  4. Headache
  5. Sore Throat 
  6. New Loss of taste or smell. 

People may commonly experience the following symptoms in their body due to COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS:

  1. Dry Cough
  2. High Fever
  3. Sore Throat
  4. Difficulty in Breathing

Symptoms of COVID-19

The COVID-19/Coronavirus is a Severe disease and its symptoms can range from very mild to severe. Initially, a few people may not have any symptoms. People from the old age and Young ones have a weak immune system and may have the chance of getting infected more. It does not mean that the adults are safe and those who are suffering from chronic medical conditions, such as heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes, may have a high risk of getting Infected.

Some people have experienced the loss of smell or taste. It takes 14 days after exposure to get the signs & symptoms of COVID-19/coronavirus in an infected person. Apart from the above-mentioned symptoms, people may also experience:

  • Aches and Pains
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Vomiting

When a person got infected, its risk may vary from mild to Severe. Lakhs of people have lost their lives in COVID-19/Coronavirus– The Epidemic Era. Any Person may face this virus due to the following factors:

  • A person having a recent travel history in highly contaminated states/countries.
  • When a person gets in close contact with an infected person.

Prevention of COVID-19/Coronavirus:

The COVID-19/Coronavirus may spread easily and may cause a life-threatening illness. This virus can survive in the air and on the surfaces for a long time and it may infect people. There have been cases when a person found coronavirus positive even not having any symptoms.

As there is no such vaccine/medicine available in the market for COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS. The people are getting cured and the death rate is lower than the cured rate. There are few steps suggested in order to combat the deadly Coronavirus.

  1. Wash your Hands Often. Use Soap or water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  2. Wear a Face Mask
  3. Avoid contact with sick People
  4. Always Cover your Cough or Sneeze
  5. Maintain a safe distance while going out
  6. If you feel any symptoms of COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS, Contact Helpline number or reach to any hospital nearby.
  7. Follow the rules and directions provided by the government or local health authorities.
  8. Maintain Hygiene near your place
  9. If you feel event he minor symptoms of coronavirus then self isolate yourself.

COVID-19 Prevention Tips

Is COVID-19/Coronavirus a “Chinese Virus”! 

There are many rumors about the COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS that china has intensionally spread it in the world. On many platforms and great world leaders called it a “Chinese virus”. The President of the USA, Mr. Donald Trump have been seen many times calling it a Chinese virus. No doubt that this virus originated from China, but is it ethical to call it a Chinese virus? even many people are saying that China has started World War-III without using any missile and weapon. Many media agencies have claimed that this virus was made in the laboratory of china but an Intern working there dropped mistakenly and case in which this virus has been stored and then spread to Wuhan city of China. The question arises that is COVID-19/Coronavirus is the Chinese virus? The Coronavirus in India is spreading its leg day to day and to the rest of the world as well.


In this epidemic, Reader Byte requests you to stay home and stay safe. Break the chain and defeat the deadly COVID-19/Coronavirus. Students are requested to prepare your board exams from NCERT as well as another medium.