CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IN INDIA AND ITS IMPACT ON HEALTH
Harita Ravikumar, A. Jothipriya, K. R. Don
The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the major pandemic that occurred first in Wuhan, from where it spread to many places all over the globe. The first case in India was reported in january 30, 2020. Due to this pandemic, lockdown has been put forth which affected the life of people both in urban as well as rural areas where people were not allowed to move freely. The lockdown shattered the economy of the country as well as the globe. Life had become so complicated and restrictions had major impact on transport,where the public transports stopped functioning. Health of the public was affected the most because they weren't aware of the precautions at its early stages. People from other places were restricted and the tourism chain was impacted, and most importantly education of the children was a big question mark. Financial sector also faced a major impact due to this lockdown.. The symptoms are fever, cold, cough and it infects the respiratory passage. The treatment has yet to be confirmed, hence a mixture of antiviral, antifungal drugs are given, intravenous immunoglobulin treatment has been given. Usage of masks, avoid being in a crowd are the steps to prevent coronavirus. This article concentrates mainly on the health impacts of people due to coronavirus.
Volume: Volume 24
Issues: Issue 3
Keywords: coronavirus, pandemic, lockdown, health impact