The entire world is in a state of shock after the novel coronavirus outbreak impacted lakhs of people’s lives. So far, more than 5,000 people have passed away linked to coronavirus and more than 1.6 lakh people were affected by the virus infection. In India alone, the confirmed positive cases of coronavirus have surpassed 80.
The coronavirus disease has sabotaged the international calendar of sporting events across the world. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has postponed the Indian Premier League until mid-April while also calling off the ODI series between India and South Africa. Further details are awaited.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the citizens not to panic and asserted that the Indian government is taking necessary steps to prevent the fast-spreading disease.
It has been learnt that the coronavirus pandemic has claimed the lives of at least 3,158 people in China alone and 4,325 worldwide, as per the experts. It has affected nearly 120,000 people in a dozen countries globally.
Recently, a 103-year-old woman became the oldest person to beat coronavirus.
The oldest grandmother identified as Zhang Guangfen was admitted to hospital in Wuhan on 1 March and just six days later, she was released and sent home.
Her sensational speedy recovery has been credited to the fact she had no underlying health conditions, besides mild chronic bronchitis, her doctor by the name of Zeng Yulan is quoted as saying in Chutian Metropolis Daily.
It is said that Coronavirus (COVID-19) is more deadly to elderly people and people with pre-existing health conditions.
While Zhang Guangfen is the oldest person to recover, a 100-year-old man with heart failure, Alzheimer’s and hypertension recovered from the disease in Wuhan last week after being treated by military doctors.