How Did It Originate?
Just COVID-19 as the New Years Eve 2019 approached, China reported a strange of disease. However, It was an outbreak of serious viral pneumonia. Soon enough death cases were reported. The rest is the historic transformation of this disease to a global pandemic. As I have stated, it was during the Chinese new year, during this time millions travel across the country. This explains why the disease could not be contained in the Chinese border.
The large spread of fast rail network and International flights facilitated the swift spread of the disease. The city of Wuhan is directly connected to 30 cities outside of China. Every day, the number of coronaviruses (COVID-19) patients is increasing rapidly. But this is not the end.
The officials suggest that the statistics depend on resources to test which is limited. This is due to the derailed economy of the world. The lack of awareness also fuels this growing plague. Some countries have already seen the wrath and the rest are more vulnerable than them.
Western countries scenario
At this moment, there is more confirmed number of cases outside China than inside. The prime focus has shifted from Asia to Europe. Italy has become the worst affected country with thousands of cases reported. This stat is added by hundreds of cases every day. The intensive care units are under a lot of stress. As quoted by an Italian doctor “it’s not a wave, it’s a tsunami”.
Spain has reported the second-highest number of cases in Europe. Both countries have undergone a country-wide lockdown COVID-19.
Germany stands third for reporting coronavirus cases. All the public gathering sites have been closed and the residents restricted to their houses.
The French government has strictly ordered the residents to stay inside for at least 2 weeks. The violation of the order would result in punishment.
Venezuela, in South America, doesn’t look good enough for a new outbreak. Government instability has resulted in a ruined economy. The brain drain in case of qualified doctors and nurses stings the country hard.
The effect of corona virus. This is the tourist town Benidorm in Spain. Pigeons desperate to be fed flock around an old lady in the hope of getting fed. 😥 pic.twitter.com/QIAqU2VaXK
— Ahmed Mohamed ((ASMALi)) (@Asmali77) March 24, 2020
Eastern countries scenario
Things are a bit better in Indonesia. However, the things spread was not so rapid here but the WHO officials have suggested the Indonesian government to test more individuals. A vast portion of the population remains below the poverty line. According to the government seems to have no way to safeguard the poor. Though the government has taken serious steps to sanitise the public places yet the poor people are unaltered. Hence Indonesia needs care and aid from other WHO. The people come out of their houses only to buy food, medicines or withdraw money. More than 25 African countries have reported confirmed cases. All the countries have cancelled international flights and quarantined the patients. The African countries surely need help as the finance and medical facilities are not enough. Whereas the countries are already combating some serious epidemic diseases like HIV, malaria, measles etc.
Here are some of the most affected countries:
Country number of cases deaths
|Republic of Korea||9137||126|
|Lao People’s Democratic Republic||2||0|
|Papua New Guinea||1||0|
|The United Kingdom||8081||422|