This is absolutely no news to you that a new virus has taken a toll on the world and is severely haunting the populace. Named as the novel Coronavirus, this was first detected in China and went on to have spread in over 90 locations internationally. The disease that it is responsible for has been named nCOVID-19 (novel Coronavirus Disease-2019). Wuhan in the Hubei province of China is the epicenter of this outbreak. The spread has been speculated to be associated with raw seafood, and animal live market but has not been confirmed yet. The estimated mortality rate of nCOVID-19 is at 2%.
What bothers me today.
India, a land of varied culture and diversity, is known for its amalgamation of festivities and celebrations. A really colorful festival, known as Holi, is supposed to be celebrated today. The festival involves applying colors on each other which means, there will be a lot of human contact on this festival and this is the reason I am addressing this problem today. On any other day, this would have been a sign of bonding and spreading joy but amongst all the chaos that this virus has incited, taking precautions and avoiding large gatherings seems like a really good idea.
It is a matter of good luck that India has so far registered a few numbers of confirmed cases of nCOVID-19, Kerala. Reporting the first case on 30 January 2020. The person had a travel history from Wuhan, China. However, as of today, the country has recorded 39 confirmed cases of nCOVID-19, which is really bothering me at the moment. India is really fond of festivals and the joy that comes with it, however at a time like this, it is best that we all take some precautionary measures. Avoiding religious gatherings, assembling for Holi celebrations, foreign travels, washing hands more often than usual, and touching the face as less as possible will surely keep you safe and sound.
India is on its toes to contain the spread, and that is a good thing.
India is definitely trying to contain the spread and I hope they succeed in doing so. Thermal screening at 30 airports, suspension of visas, quarantine measures and by promoting extensive research for the same are few of those measures that India has taken. India is taking steps, and we all should play our role in it too.
My heart goes out to them who suffered and for those who could not defeat the virus. Holi shall come another year, and I want to see you celebrate it when it does. So, here I am, asking you to be safe this Holi. Enjoy this year’s Holi by celebrating with good food, dancing, singing, painting something you like and add colors to your life instead of the face. I hope we are all happy and healthy! 🙂