By the day, the COVID’19 cases are rising without any limits. Multiple deaths are being witnessed in hospitals and health care centres. It has been more than three months the whole world is rooting to defenestrate this devastating virus. According to Reuters tally, the number of COVID’19 cases has risen to 13 million and above. If we estimate it by doing math, then by the end of the month we could probably have more than 16 million cases affected people. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of cases is around triple than that of the influenza illness when recorded in a year as a whole. Its genesis was observed in China with the advent of the year 2020. At first, the cases were very low, but now the whole world counts more than 13 million cases. So far, the world has faced more than five lakh deaths which are similar to the number of yearly influenza deaths reported worldwide.
It is going to get worse
Looking into this disastrous result, the director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus briefed in a virtual meeting conducted from the headquarters of WHO, primarily located in Geneva that “Let me be blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction, the virus remains public enemy number one.” Also, he added, “If basics are not followed, the only way this pandemic is going to go, it is going to get worse and worse and worse. But it does not have to be this way.” Many countries are adopting different measures and techniques to combat this virus. According to his vision, it is very difficult to see a normal or stable future as all the countries are headed in the wrong direction.
Numbers seem hard to fall
Firstly, the United States of America stands in the first position for having more than 3 million cases, followed by Brazil. India stands at third position surpassing Peru and Russia. The most affected countries which are ranked under the top ten are Chile, Mexico, the United Kingdom (UK), South Africa, and Spain. The number seems hard to fall. Many countries, states, and continents remain under lockdown. In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro is also affected with 1.88 million cases in his own country. In just 24 hours, Florida has reported an increase in case of COVID’19. President Trump has repeatedly said the disease is under control and that schools must re-open in the autumn. During the pandemic, if the schools and colleges are opened, then the students will be at risk.
Maharashtra worst hit
In India, Maharashtra has been the most affected state and emerged as the highest number of cases in India followed by Tamil Nadu, New Delhi, and Gujarat. Also, the recovery rates in India have climbed up-to 63.02 percent as per the latest reports. This virus does not see any dimensions. Recently, the legendary actor of Bollywood Amitabh Bachchan reported positive post corona test. He was rushed to the Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai. Along with him, his son Abhishek Bachchan, a renowned actor of Bollywood, also confirmed positive. With this outbreak of news, people started praying for his return with good health across the country. Even after unlocking the states and districts, the situation of the city remains identical. Even after several lockdowns and sub-lockdowns, the graph is increasing rapidly. If the situation remains constant, then it will be hard to see a normal future. The state and central government are ensuring the movement of people from one place to another.
Also, significant and important steps are being taken as per the situation. Entrances, exams and college-level exams have been postponed. The Education Minister of New Delhi, Manish Sisodia, has announced about the cancellation of all university exams whether it is for the final year or the degree entrants. To ensure the grades and marks of the students, the minister said to universities to decide and establish a “progressive” system irrespective of the prescribed mode of evaluation.
Recently, Russia has claimed of making the vaccine for this virus. It is the first country to do the clinical tests on volunteers, and it was successfully completed at Sechenov University. The main aim of the trial was to see the vaccine’s safety for human health, which fortunately turned to be successful according to the director of the university. There are more than hundreds of tests and trials which are performed and experimented across the world by the doctors, health workers, scientists and researchers. The vaccine is the need of the hour to control this plight.