Corona virus has sickened hundreds of people in China and killed many people.
This virus, which increased breathlessness, was first identified in the city of Wuhan. This rapid infection causes pneumonia-like symptoms.
Chinese authorities have kept some cities isolated from the rest of the country to prevent the infection from growing.
It is a time for celebrating the New Year in China, but many major events have been canceled due to changed circumstances.
We are trying to explain what is going on in China through the following six maps and graphics.
1. Most cases in China
Hundreds of people are infected with the Corona virus in China. Hubei province, which is almost in the middle of the country, is among the areas most affected by the corona virus. The World Health Organization has warned of an increase in cases of corona virus infection in the coming time.
Chinese authorities have also taken several steps to prevent the spread of corona virus infection. Travel restrictions have been implemented in many cities of Hubei province and common people have been asked to wear masks in public places.
The Chinese government has closed Shanghai's Forbidden City and parts of the Great Wall of China, even several Buddhist temples. This is the time of New Year celebrations in China, the holidays have started a week, millions of people travel to go home.
And at this time the list of restrictions is getting longer. Currently, the World Health Organization has not recorded the corona virus as an 'international emergency'. The reason for this is that there have been fewer cases of corona virus infection outside China.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, said, "Make no mistake. It's a difficult time. There is a state of emergency in China."
2. Hubei most affected
Hubei province has become the center of this epidemic. So far, more than 500 cases of corona virus infection have been reported here. At least 20 million people in ten cities of the province have been affected by travel restrictions. It also has the city of Wuhan where Corona was first identified.
Wuhan is also the capital of Hubei Province. It is believed that the corona virus started from the city's seafood market. That is, the market where fish and other sea creatures are bought for eating. Wuhan has a population of about 10 million.
The government has closed this city. Airlines and rail services entering and out of the city have been postponed.
Chongthan Pepe Bifhovjit, an Indian student at the Wuhan University of Technology, told the BBC, "Every student's body temperature at my university is being examined every day. All have been given masks. The university has its own hospital and ambulance service. . "
Videos of Wuhan are being shared on social media, in which long queues can be seen outside local hospitals.
To meet the growing need of medical services, the administration is building a new hospital with a thousand beds in the city. Hubei's official newspaper Changjiang Daily has said that this hospital will be ready by February 3. 35 excavation machines and 10 bulldozers have been installed for the construction work of the hospital.
3. Corona virus cases
Corona virus cases outside China have so far been confirmed in Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Nepal, Japan, USA, Australia and France.
Investigating suspected cases in another country. Among them are countries like Britain and Canada.
Many countries have taken precautionary measures at the airport itself to check the passengers coming from China. This is being done at major airports like Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Taiwan has banned people coming from Wuhan and the US has advised its citizens present in China to take extra precautions.
4. Corona Virus Symptoms
Corona viruses are extremely common. Its initial symptoms can be gauged, a little trouble breathing, a cough or a runny nose. But some viruses in the Corona family are extremely dangerous, such as SARS (savior acute respiratory syndrome) and Mars (Middle East respiratory syndrome).
The virus responsible for this epidemic that started in Wuhan has been named Novell Corona Virus or nCoV. It seems that this is a new breed of Corona family, which had not yet been identified in humans.
In cases of infection with the corona virus, it seems that it starts with fever and then an attack of dry cough. If this is the case for a week, then the trouble of breathing starts.
But in severe cases, this infection becomes pneumonia or SARS, becomes a condition of kidney failure and can even occur until the death of the patient. Most of the corona patients are elderly people, especially those who are already struggling with diseases like Parkinson's or Diabetes.
Professor Peter Piotte, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, says, "The good news is that the corona is less deadly than the SARS virus. There is more and better exchange of information globally than in the past." This is important because no country can fight a potential epidemic alone. "
There is currently no specific treatment to get rid of this infection. Doctors are currently treating infected patients on the basis of their symptoms.
5 . What can you do to escape?
The World Health Organization has advised the affected areas to take pre-determined general precautionary measures so that the risk of infection can be reduced. These measures include keeping hands clean, wearing masks, and eating advice.
People have been advised to avoid getting infected by any respiratory problems. It is also advisable to keep hands clean regularly, especially after coming into contact with an infected person, away from domesticated animals or wild animals. Eating raw or undercooked meat is also forbidden.
People infected with Corona virus have been advised to save those standing in front of sneezing. Such as placing a cloth or tissue on the nose, keeping a distance from the person standing in front, it is expected to take precautions like regular cleaning.
The World Health Organization has found such evidence in which cases of close to infected people have been confirmed. The reason for this is that in case of one person in the family getting infected, the other one takes care of him. However, so far no clear evidence has been found about the infection occurring outside it.
6. If someone gets infected ...
The Chinese government has given the Corona virus epidemic the same rating that was given in the past at the time of the SARS epidemic. This means that anyone in the country who is confirmed to be infected with it will be kept isolated.
The World Health Organization has issued special advice for hospitals, doctors and health workers. It has been said in this advisory that infected patients should be examined immediately. In view of infection, the patient should be classified as mild, moderate or severe.
All precautionary measures should be taken to ensure that the health worker is not a victim of infection himself. Apart from the use of gowns, masks, gloves, it has also been advised to control the activity of infected patients in the hospital.