Italy becomes the biggest victim of novel Coronavirus as the whole country is put on lockdown after the brutal epidemic.
As per the details, every kind of social gatherings’ have been banned throughout the country. Moreover, all major sports events including Serie A and UEFA Champions League football matches have been suspended. Even, the movement in Italy is restricted due to the outbreak of Coronavirus.
Coronavirus creates Havoc in Italy!
Italy has been one of Europe’s worst-hit regions due to Coronavirus with nearly 463 deaths related to the virus. This is an increase of nearly 100 in a 24-hour period and an increase of 9,000 confirmed cases in nearly two weeks.
Almost 60 million people will be under quarantine until 3rd April 2020 by strict measures that had already been introduced in central and northern areas over the weekend.
A doctor by the name of Dr. Daniele Macchini, working in Italy’s Humanitas Gavazzeni hospital in Bergamo, said: “The war has literally exploded and the battles are uninterrupted day and night”.
Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy, urged his fellow citizens to stay at home. He said: “The future depends on us. Everyone must do their part”.
Conte also said citizens should not move around in the country apart from emergencies and work-related activities. Moreover, the closure of educational institutes across Italy has been extended to 3rd April. The PM also stated that public transport will remain operational.
Pakistan confirms sixteen Coronavirus cases!
On Monday, nine people that recently returned from abroad to Karachi were tested positive for Coronavirus. This pushed the overall tally to sixteen in the country. Thirteen of these cases belong to the Sindh region.
As of now, all educational institutions in the province are off till March 13 due to the fears of Coronavirus.
What can we do?
Currently, there is no vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), confirmed. The best possible way for the prevention of this virus is to avoid being exposed. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following actions for preventing the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose.
- Avoid close contact with individuals that are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects through the use of a regular household cleaning wipe or spray.
- Use a facemask. However, CDC does not recommend that people who are well, wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases.
- Wash your hands regularly with water and soap for at least 20 seconds, specifically after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
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