COVID-19

INTRODUCTION

Corona virus, commonly known across the world as Covid-19, is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered virus. The COVID-19 outbreak situation is declared by the World Health Organization as a pandemic. The virus affects people in different ways. It has affected 213 Countries, areas or territories, with 1878489 confirmed cases as on 15 April 2020 as per WHO.

COVID-19 causes infection in the respiratory system. As seen from cases across the world, the infected people could be asymptomatic or could develop mild to moderate symptoms and recover without the need for any special treatment.  People who have underlying medical conditions and those over 60 years of age have a higher risk of developing severe symptoms.

Common symptoms include:

  • fever
  • tiredness
  • dry cough

Other symptoms include:

  • shortness of breath
  • aches and pains
  • sore throat
  • and very few people may also report diarrhoea, nausea or a running nose.

COVID-19 is spread from person to person primarily through droplets of saliva, nasal discharge or exhale droplets. It can be spread when other people touch the infected objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.

WHO has stated that about 80% of the infected individuals recover from the disease without needing special treatment and only around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. older persons and persons with pre-existing medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, cancer or diabetes) have been identified to develop serious illness more often than others.

Self-isolation, social distancing and strict sanitation practices are identified as the most important preventive measures by the medical authorities, globally. People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should self-isolate and contact their doctor or a COVID-19 information line for advice on testing and referral. People with fever, cough or difficulty in breathing must consult the doctor and seek medical attention.

Precautionary Guidelines-

  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water, or clean the hands with alcohol-based hand rubs for at least 20 seconds;
  • Maintain at least 1 to 3 metre distance while talking or interacting with any one, especially those with symptoms;
  • Avoid touching your face, specifically eyes, nose and mouth, frequently;
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing;
  • If you see anyone sneezing or coughing without covering their mouth with a tissue or mask, request them to do so;
  • Stay home, self-isolate and refrain from any social interactions, if you feel sick or unwell, consult a doctor;
  • Refrain from smoking and other activities that weaken the lungs;
  • Practice physical distancing by avoiding unnecessary travel and staying away from social gatherings;
  • Wash all the vegetables and fruits properly before using it;
  • Follow all the guidelines of the WHO, Government and medical authorities;
  • Please download Aarogya Setu app for safety concerns. (Links are mentioned below)

Important links in case of any query:

World Health Organisations (WHO) –

https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus#tab=tab_1

India:

https://www.mygov.in/covid-19/?cbps=1

https://www.mygov.in/aarogya-setu-app/

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Q7S18eyhhpgJ:https://www.mohfw.gov.in/

A Small video is created which contains important information about Covid-19. (Link below)

You tube link- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9fYXS6jn-g

Emergency No- 011-23978046 OR 1075

Online mooting competition

COVID-19 Pandemic National Online Moot Court Competition by Lloyd Law College [May 1-3]: Register by April 20

To continue and contribute to the academic efforts of the global community towards understanding the legal aspects of the issues, concerns and perspectives of this pandemic, we are also organising an online mooting competition based on COVID-19. This virtual, mono-advocacy moot court competition aims to bring in large number of students who are isolated at their homes to a platform where they can increase their knowledge on such global issues with international law implications and develop their research, drafting and pleading skills

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