Corona in India: PM Announces World’s Biggest Lockdown Ever!

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According to our latest updates, To fight against the corona virus and to decrease its Spread, today the prime minister of India has announced the whole lockdown in the entire country. No one is allowed to go out of there houses. Yes, it’s world’s biggest lockdown ever, due to Corona in India!

Prime Minister Modi said: “ to save every Indian citizen from the virus, there will be a total ban on you going out of your house”. 

empty railway station due to the coronavirus

Effects of Corona in India: The Lockdown Extended to 24 Days More

From latest updates by the Indian government, it is confirmed that the Lockdown that was till 31st march has now exceeded 24 days more. Why this has exactly happened? , why the government has taken this decision? The simple and the best answer for all these questions is : “to decrease the spread of this virus”.

The table below shows the number of patients suffering from this virus, state wise

Sr. No.statesPositive Case (Indian)Positive case (foreign)DischargeThe death
1Delhi29162
2Haryana141411 
3Kerala8784 
4Rajasthan3023 
5Telangana25101 
6Uttar Pradesh32111 
7Ladakh13   
8Tamil Nadu1321 
9Jammu and Kashmir4   
10Punjab29  1
11Karnataka37031
12Maharashtra863 2
13Andra Pradesh8 1 
14Uttarakhand31  
15Odisha2   
 Total41242406

From this table or statistics, it’s clearly shown that Maharashtra and Kerala are top two states having maximum number of infected persons, Maharashtra with 89 infected and on the other hand Kerala with 86 infected ones. Both these cities are highly developed  but then also there are so many infected people here. So to save the country from being infected this step was taken by the government to exceed the lockdown to 24 days more, making it world’s biggest lockdown ever.

“ Where did it all started? How/why did this virus come to birth? When has it started spreading all around the world? ”. To know about how and when it all started, we have to start from the beginning itself.

What Is Corona Disease (COVID-19) ?

what is coronavirus / COVID-19?

Corona disease that is commonly known as COVID-19 is a disease caused by a virus called coronavirus. It is a type of ‘common virus’ that infects human, leading to respiratory infection. There are a total of 7 different types of human coronavirus identified till now.

1. 229E (alpha coronavirus)

2. NL63 (alpha coronavirus)

3. OC43 (beta coronavirus)

4. HKU1 (beta coronavirus)

5. MERS-CoV (the beta coronavirus)

6. SARS-CoV (the beta coronavirus)

7. SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19)

Symptoms:

Symptom[32]%
Fever87.9
Dry cough67.7
Fatigue38.1
Sputum production33.4
Loss of smell[33]30 to 66
Shortness of breath18.6
Muscle or joint pain14.8
Sore throat13.9
Headache13.6
Chills11.4
Nausea or vomiting5.0
Nasal congestion4.8
Diarrhea3.7 to 31[34]
Haemoptysis0.9
Conjunctival congestion0.8

Preventions:

1.  Don’t go out of your house.

2. Wash your hand with soap minimum for 20 seconds.

3. You should avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth . 

4. Cover your mouth with tissue/handkerchief while coughing. 

5. Sanitize your hand properly wherever you go outside 

preventions to save yourself from the coronavirus

The First Ever Case of Corona ( COVID-19)

The first ever case of COVID-19 was seen in Wuhan, capital of central china Hubei province.

“January 20,2020”

So here you are reading this out and surely must be thinking that: why this date has been highlighted above? The reason behind is simple, this is an important date because on this date the first ever case of corona has been discovered .

On January 20, 2020, a 55-year-old woman who worked in Wuhan, China, arrived at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and was shown to quarantine officials immediately, with a history of sore throat, dry cough, fatigue, and low-grade subjective fever since January 11, 2020. All of these are shown to be the symptoms of COVD-19. This was the first case ever discovered in the world. After discovering that she is corona positive, she is immediately sent to the quarantine ward and goes under different examination. 

How Does COVID-19 Spreads

Whenever a person who is infected with covid-19 exhales or coughs, they throw out some small tiny water droplets that contain the virus. These droplets then enter the mouth or nose of the person who is not infected causing him infection.This virus generally spreads through close contact with an infected person. 

people wearing masks to decrease the spread of COVID-19

If a person infected by COVID-19 touches a surface or object then the virus gets transferred to that object and then if a non infected person touches that object ,the virus gets transferred to that person and he also gets affected by the virus. However, India is also working to make COVID-19 Testing Kit.

Effects of Corona Lockdown on Indian Economy

1.  With fresh coronavirus cases on the rise in India, the nation has started witnessing second-round effects of the virus spread: a complete halt to economic activity.

The government, analysts said, must consider more measures to tackle the situation, if the third round of effects – job losses, stretched balance sheets, lower capex and weak consumer demand – are to be tamed.

2. The first two rounds of coronavirus outbreak have already wiped off Rs 52 lakh crore worth of equity investor wealth, with benchmarks Sensex and Nifty languishing at multi-year lows after falling 35 per cent from their January peaks.

3. January was the month when the virus was spreading in China at a rapid pace. It brought about the first round of impact on India, where companies saw supply-side disruptions, owning to their over-dependence on Chinese imports.

4. Due to Corona in India, sectors like autos and pharmaceuticals were impacted severely due to shortage of imported components.

As a result of Corona in India, it paved the way for the second-round effect, where economic activity came to a halt due to Corona Lockdown in India.

(Amtek Auto) CastrolNSE 13.98 % India), have announced temporary shutdowns.

5. A host of companies from cement (India Cements) to heavy engineering (BHEL) and from automakers (Maruti Suzuki, M&M and Hero MotoCorpNSE 2.50 %) to ancillaries 

6. Foreign brokerage Morgan Stanley has cut India Inc’s earnings for a third time since the virus outbreak.

7. “Our F2021 BSE Sensex EPS growth estimate is now 10 per cent, down 20 per cent from mid-February,” it said in a note on March 23.

8. Barclays said the cumulative shutdown cost will be around $120 billion, or 4 percent of GDP. Of this $120 billion, the new shutdown assumptions account for roughly $90 billion of additional impact.

9. “This would roughly translate to around 2 percentage points of a loss in output, and as a result, we are shaving down our CY2020 GDP forecast from 4.5 per cent to 2.5 per cent and FY20-21 forecast to 3.5 per cent from 5.2 per cent earlier,” it said.

Data showed the worst virus-hit states account for Rs 130 lakh crore in terms of nominal GDP, or nearly 64 percent of national GDP. Maharashtra, with the largest number of cases, alone accounts for 14 percent of national GDP.

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