Tracking The Novel Corona Virus

The CoronaVirus outbreak, centered in China, keeps evolving at a dizzying speed. To learn more about the current status of the COVID-19 we are following two major sites. But from now you can track all the updates from one stop point.

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Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus

WHO Shares

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following.

WHO Tracking Board

WHO creates a Situation dashboard to track the Novel Corona Virus: COVID-19. This board will help you to get current data of Corona Virus outbreak. 

This dashboard is intended to provide the public with an understanding of the outbreak situation as it unfolds, with transparent data sources...

Johns Hopkins University CSSE Dashboard

The live dashboard pulls data from the World Health Organization (WHO) — as well as the centers for disease control in the US, China and Europe — to show all confirmed and suspected cases of coronavirus, along with recovered patients and deaths. The data is visualized through a real-time graphic information system (GIS) powered by Esri. 

Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about the Covid-19

Concern is growing as cases of Covid-19, better known as the Coronavirus, continue to show up in countries around the world.

It is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city.

The virus can cause pneumonia. Those who have fallen ill are reported to suffer coughs, fever and breathing difficulties. In severe cases there can be organ failure. As this is viral pneumonia, antibiotics are of no use. The antiviral drugs we have against flu will not work. Recovery depends on the strength of the immune system. Many of those who have died were already in poor health.

In the UK, the medical advice is that if you have recently travelled from areas affected by coronavirus, you should:

  • stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu

  • call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the area

More NHS advice on what to do if you think you have been exposed to the virus can be found here, and the full travel advice to UK nationals is available here.

Before travelling anywhere in the World please check the current status of the Corona Virus from here. And then take your decision.

More and more research is piling up to suggest people who have only mild symptoms, or no symptoms at all, can test positive for Covid-19 disease. The virus also appears to be present in the body at very high levels early on in an illness.

On January 30, the WHO declared the outbreak a global public health emergency. Though it advised countries not to put in place travel or trade restrictions against China, several — including Russia and Singapore — sealed their borders, and even more have followed with the same move since.

Meanwhile, the US government dramatically escalated its response — issuing its highest-level travel advisory, quarantining citizens evacuated from China, and temporarily banning foreign nationals who have recently been to the East Asian country from coming in.

The global WordPress community has thus far reacted to COVID-19 by cancelling WordCamp Asia. [Edit: My colleague pointed out after publishing that Wordcamp Geneva on March 20 has been postponed until autumn 2020. In addition, the Wordcamp Retreat in Soltau on April 30 has been postponed until 2021.]

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