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Review Article | Open Access
Satyajeet K. Pawar and Shivaji T. Mohite
Department of Microbiology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad – 415539, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2020;14(suppl 1):921-929 | Article Number: 6204
Received: 02/04/2020 | Accepted: 22/04/2020 | Published: 25/04/2020
Abstract

The current pandemic of COVID-19 has caused havoc all over world since its emergence and rapid spread. Within three months the virus SARS-CoV-2 which was isolated from pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in late December 2019, has affected almost all countries. India reported its first case of COVID-19 from state of Kerala on January 30, 2020, a student returned from city of Wuhan. Till date in India the disease had affected 12759 patients with 420 deaths. With every passing day the mysterious virus is been uncovered with its unique characteristics enabling the researcher to unfold the various methods including hand washing and social distancing to curtail the pandemic. Measures like 21 days lockdown to certain extent are effective but considering asymptomatic spreaders, extended measured lockdowns will be useful in the long term war against COVID-19. Till the vaccine and therapeutic solutions are derived, answer to pandemic and SARS-CoV-2 lies in lockdown, social distancing, contact tracing and containment.

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Pandemic, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Lockdown, PPE

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