The prevalence, preventive measures and economic impact of pandemic COVID-19 in India: the initial phase

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Arindam Ganguly
Ujjal Konar
Animesh Kundu
Subhadeep Ghosh
Ishita Chatterjee
Susmita Nad
Sandeep Chatterjee
Sristishil Nandi
Sourav Singha
Sukhen Kali

Abstract

The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is posing a serious threat to the mankind with its massive infection rate and potentially fatality. A total of 212 countries have been infected within the 112 days of first report causing 2 314 621 confirmed cases and 157 847 deaths worldwide. India, the country which is already battling with poverty, malnutrition and high population density is also at the second stage of coronavirus transmission. The situation is worsening and the attention has focused on the prevalence and preventive measures to be taken to protect 1.35 billion people of the largest democratic country of the world. In this review, a study has been designed to evaluate the prevalence, transmission, clinical symptoms, and preventive measures to control the community transmission of this fatal disease. The initial impact of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak on Indian economy has also been dealt with. This study reviews and summarizes the main points of the epidemic in India until the end of April 2020.

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Ganguly, A., Konar, U., Kundu, A., Ghosh, S., Chatterjee, I., Nad, S., Chatterjee, S., Nandi, S., Singha, S. and Kali, S. (2020) “The prevalence, preventive measures and economic impact of pandemic COVID-19 in India: the initial phase”, Acta Biologica Szegediensis, 64(1), pp. 43-62. doi: 10.14232/abs.2020.1.43-62.
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