Coronavirus Returns — China Hit By Another Fatal Covid-19 Surge
With an increase in the number of Covid-19 infected cases, China is hit by the second wave of coronavirus pandemic (coronavirus returns). What happens when you let your guards down?
- China’s war with Coronavirus (Returns)
- Early Detection: Staying ahead of the Curve
- Other Countries Following the suit
- Dogging the second wave of coronavirus
We the people divided by demography, sociologies, ethnicity and culture together are facing a global pandemic Coronavirus. The response of world governments to the Covid1-91 pandemic is unprecedented.
Never ever in the possible human memory inter and intra country borders have been sealed shut. Everybody is confined at homes and mind it when we say everybody it means everybody.
In a first, rather than politicizing the matter governments are keeping public health concerns, the top priority. And citizens have to follow quarantine as a civic duty.
China’s War With Covid-19
In December 2019, the coronavirus outbreak surfaced in industrial city of Wuhan in China. The virus now identified as Covid-19 is being researched at the very moment. By far the scientists and researchers know that it belongs to the corona family that is responsible for various respiratory tract infections.
Coronavirus spreads by coming in contact with a carrier and it could be anyone. But the good news is that the virus can’t survive without a host and hence the chain of spreading the infection can be broken. Another thing to note is that the structure of the virus makes it vulnerable to surface hence, a good 20 second of hand-washing or using sanitizer can reduce the chances of communication of the virus.
This understanding of the virus is used by the Chinese government to their advantage. The government ordered a complete lockdown isolating citizens. The restraint and discipline can be learnt from people of China, who successfully practised quarantine and were able to break the chain of virus-communication.
Early Detection: Staying ahead of the Curve
In China apart from practising complete lockdown, shutting down the factories and isolating people another thing that helped was the government’s vigilance. The government tracked all the initial cases and was able to stay ahead of the curve. Isolating people helped in taking away the extra pressure from the hospitals and front line workers.
For example, Singapore that has seen the outbreak of SARS has designated clinics for epidemics. Their Infectious Diseases Act gives the city-state wide latitude in prioritizing the common good over privacy concerns.
Now, China is facing another wave of coronavirus as an increasing number of infections are detected among new arrivals from abroad.
Other Countries Following the suit
The governments around the world are now following China’s suit and imposing lockdowns, conducting tests and tracking potential infections.
Every country is doing its bid to stop the pandemic.
Donald Trump in the US justifies tighter border control while looking at anti-malaria as a potential cure. In India, Narendra Modi has put India in a lockdown effectively as the country enters its third stage.
Europe the new epicentre has rapidly increasing cases followed by deaths. Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has asked EU for monetary help to contain the rapid outbreak and rising death toll.
The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are running the countries from home due to the self-imposed quarantine after coming in contact with infected people.
Dogging The Coronavirus Returns
So far, China looks prepared, with vigilance and effective measures it can contain the pandemic. The frontline doctors and hospitals have already dealt with worse so the new cases won’t be an inconvenience. China now is equipped and well versed with the behaviour of the coronavirus.
So while other countries are looking at China’s model of containing the coronavirus. They’ll also be able to learn from China how to doge the coronavirus returns and the second wave of cover-19.