COVID-19: A Global Health Emergency


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The casualty of the deadly Corona virus were reported across the continent, which is double the number from the previous Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome(S.A.R.S) with a 774 casualties worldwide in February 2002.


Different countries were now on lockdown, social distancing were strictly implemented on different places to stop the increasing number of the virus. You may also visit this link containing the Statistics and Research of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) by Max Roser, Hannah Ritchie and Esteban Ortiz - Ospina.


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Stocks tumbled and oil prices fell as the virus' spread which worries the investors worldwide. Tourist landmarks like the Hong Kong Disneyland, Forbidden City and sections of the Great Wall outside of Beijing were closed. Face masks has been distributed to residents to avoid contact with the symptoms of the deadly virus.


Back in our country, there are already reports of confirmed cases and casualties in different parts of the country, different places were already under Community Quarantine.