The COVID-19 has taken over the world by storm. Before we knew it, it had spread from a seafood and poultry market in 2019 in Wuhan, China to all across the globe. By March, 2020, the World Health Organisation had declared COVID-19 as a global pandemic and emergency. One by one, countries started taking precautionary measures. Lockdown and social distancing were the first and foremost measures taken, as well as halting traveling and tourism services.
While the virus is threatening indeed, but with all safety, precautions and health care assured, one can remain safe. What makes it all the more threatening is the fact that it doesn't only spread from human to human, but it also stays on surfaces - up to many days! Therefore, washing hands and using sanitiser has been recommended very often.
According to Worldometers, as of 19 June, 2020, the total count for COVID-19 cases worldwide is as many as 86,00,000. Total deaths are above 450,000 and more than 45,70,000 people have recovered so far. While the death rate has currently dropped, COVID-19 continues to threaten humanity and lockdown measures in many places are tight.
The infographic below introduces us to the basics of COVID-19, including its origins and the myths that have been going around in the name of information.
Infographic by: Visme