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NOVEL CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND CONTROL

Syed Esam Mahmood.

Abstract
The WHO reports around 1.77 million cases and 1, 11,000 deaths due to the current ongoing Coronavirus Disease pandemic and the numbers are increasing. This acute illness is caused by a novel Coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China, with a zoonotic origin, which has spread internationally from person-to-person through travelling to nearly 213 countries. No specific vaccines and treatments have been yet approved and therefore presently the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus and to strictly comply with the restrictions on travel, movement or large gatherings. Cooperating with these disease control efforts will reduce the risk of catching or spreading the virus. Measures to prevent transmission should be implemented in populations at risk, contacts as well as health care providers. Those practicing social distancing or under quarantine may feel lonely and depressed should keep themselves occupied with a hobby, doing something constructive and adopting an attitude of learning something new daily. People should monitor themselves and remaining alert for relevant symptoms. Health care facilities should be equipped with triage and isolation facilities and workers should be trained for management of patients. WHO has focused on contact tracing, rapid testing and identification for Coronavirus. Proper information should be communicated regularly to reduce assumptions regarding the disease in the public. As containment of COVID 19 pandemic is extraordinarily difficult this article is an attempt to emphasize the importance of social responsibility of individuals and government which can together play a major role to act in the best interests of the environment, health and society as a whole.

Key words: Coronavirus, pandemic, social responsibility, response


 
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Mahmood, Syed Esam, and . "NOVEL CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND CONTROL." doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.NOVEL-CORONAVIRUS-PANDEMIC



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Mahmood, S. E. & (2020) NOVEL CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND CONTROL. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.NOVEL-CORONAVIRUS-PANDEMIC