Coronavirus Dramatically Disrupting Everyday Life

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak has confirmed over 334981 confirmed cases worldwide in which total confirmed deaths are 14652. Around 190 nations, territories or areas have been affected and still growing. Yesterday, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-Generals stated that each day, COVID-19 is reaching a tragic and new milestone.

He stated that every day, something new is learned regarding the disease and the virus. Although it is suggested that elderly individuals are the hardest hit, younger individuals are not spared either. He pointed out that the younger generation is not invincible and the virus can hospitalize or probably kill them too.

Dissimilar to any other pandemic, individuals have the power to change the course of this outbreak. In these times SOLIDARITY plays a crucial part.

The market has already tumbled concerning personal protective equipment that has generated extreme difficulties for healthcare providers to have access to the equipments whilst they require the most to ascertain their life safety. Addressing this issue, WHO has identified a few manufacturers in China who corresponded to supply WHO.

Individuals life is changing dramatically and is adjusting to this new reality. However, Dr. Tedros said that celebrating success is also required. On 19th March, for the first time since the outbreak started, Wuhan recorded no new cases.

This gives hope worldwide, that even the most terrible circumstance can be apprehended.

It’s important during these hard times, to look after your mental and physical health. This will help you in the long-term as well as fight COVID-19 also.

  • Eat a nutritious and healthy diet that helps your immune system to function well.
  • Limit your consumption of alcohol, smoke, and stay away from sugary drinks. Smoking could amplify the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19.
  • Exercise. WHO urges 1 hour a day for kids and 30 minutes of minimum physical activity for adults. Download a fitness app or find an exercise video online, do some yoga, dance to music, else walk up and down the stairs.
  • Talking to family and friends to keep off the mental pressure. Video call relatives and friends, check in on neighbors. Read a book, listen to music, or play games. Be compassionate and support others in need.
  • As the majority of us are working from home, make sure you don’t sit in the same position for long periods. Take breaks or get up in 30-60 minutes.

Get selective information’s from trustworthy sources. Try not to watch or read too much news frequently in case it makes you anxious. WHO has launched a new WHO Facebook and WhatsApp Health Alert messaging service to boost access to reliable info. The service is at present accessible in English and will be presented in different languages in the upcoming week.

Just as Dr. Tedros said that although COVID-19 is taking so much from us, yet it’s moreover presenting us something exceptional – the chance to get together as one humanity – to grow together, to learn together, to work together.

Practice social distancing and do not forget to participate in “Janta Curfew’ as announced by our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi.

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20 comments on “Coronavirus Dramatically Disrupting Everyday Life

  • Alpana Deo , Direct link to comment

    Yes, this is an unexpected situation. And this has caused fear among people. But every tough situation makes us stronger and give us opportunity to reconsider our options.
    Following the guidelines and acting with maturity is what sail us through this situation.

  • Anahita Irani , Direct link to comment

    Oh God. I am so scared about Corona Virus. Infact paranoid, but after reading your post I feel I am a lot more clear about the virus in my head.

  • Pinal Shah , Direct link to comment

    Very nice nd very informative post.. thnks for sharing.. keep posting..👍

  • Surbhi Prapanna , Direct link to comment

    great informative post for recent situation. and I agree that maintaining our immunity is best thing that can play a major role in preventing this disease.

  • Varsh , Direct link to comment

    These are trying times and a reminder for us to value our life and the people around us more. Reliable information is indeed crucial.

  • Gurjeet Chhabra , Direct link to comment

    seriously, Time to be more caution,alert ,stay home and safe. Time to spend time with family. I am following guideline by govt.Hope everything get normal

  • Dr Bushra , Direct link to comment

    Agree that we should be mentally and physically strong in this crucial time. It’s high time we all should follow the guidelines of Health authorities.

  • Anita , Direct link to comment

    The seriousness of the matter is that very few statistics coming out of China seem to make sense now .

  • Cindy D'Silva , Direct link to comment

    It’s good that a greater part of the population understands this but a minority is causing such huge damage that strict measures have to be taken.

  • Jhilmil , Direct link to comment

    You’ve written bit so well Niharika, it truly has disrupted our routines and it’s for all. It’s time to follow the rules and use this time positively

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