Viral disease: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

WHO: Spraying of Disinfectants in streets is not Effective

Published: May 19, 2020

The World Health Organization recently announced to its member countries that spraying of disinfectants on roads is not effective. The organization rather says that spraying disinfectants can be harmful to public health. Highlights According to World Health Organization, fumigation or spraying of disinfectants on the streets and market places is not recommended to kill COVID-19. ..

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What is COVID Toe?

Published: May 4, 2020

The British Journal of Dermatology Researchers have so far observed 5 clinical patterns of the COVID-19 cases. One such is COVID Toe. COVID Toe is a kind of rash that is being developed in COVID-19 patients. COVID Toe According to the study, COVID Toe was observed in 19% of patients infected with COVID-19. The dermatologists ..

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ICMR: Three Quasi-sub species of COVID-19 virus in circulation in India

Published: April 1, 2020

On April 1, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research reported that three quasi sub species of COVID-19 virus are in circulation in the country. According to the council, they were imported variants. Highlights In India, the COVID-19 cases originated from people with travel history. Hence, the virus was brought from outside India. So far, ..

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COVID-19: World Bank offers 1 billion USD for India’ Emergency Response Project

Published: April 1, 2020

On April 1, 2020, the World Bank announced that it is to offer 1 billion USD to Government of India to implement Covid-19 Emergency Response and Health Systems preparedness project. About the Project The project is being launched by India in order to mitigate the threats created by the virus. It will strengthen the national ..

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Indian Railways offer 3.2 lakh isolation beds

Published: March 31, 2020

The Indian Railways until 31 March, 2020 has modified 20,000 coaches to accommodate 3.2 lakh people. It is still working with 5,000 more coaches to add 80,000 more beds. Highlights The Indian Railway coaches have been converted into isolation wards to fulfil the isolated quarantine requirements to treat COVID-19 patients. One single coach is expected ..

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