- By Rawat Admin
- Posted April 01, 2020
Corona virus (COVID-19) is a large family of viruses that causes illness, infection ranging from respiratory symptoms, fever, cold, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties to more severe cases such as pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Corona virus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.
recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand wash, covering
mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing. Also avoid close contact with anyone
showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
"GLOBAL IMPACT on EDUCATION SYSTEM"
Educators and students around the world are feeling the extraordinary ripple effect of the novel corona virus as schools shut down amid the public health emergency.
While health officials
scramble to get a grip on multiple outbreaks, here is how education systems
There are school
closures of some kind in 22 countries on three continents with hundreds of
millions of students around the world facing upheaval, including 13 countries
that have shut schools nationwide.
The countries like United Nations, India, Germany, Italy & likewise many more have warned of the unparalleled scale and speed of the educational disruption being caused by corona virus. Currently, school closures in over a dozen countries due to the COVID-19 outbreak have disrupted the education of at least 290.5 million students worldwide, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
"We are working
with countries to assure the continuity of learning for all, especially
disadvantaged children and youth who tend to be the hardest hit by school
closures,"- addressed UNESCO. "While temporary school closures as a
result of health and other crises are not new unfortunately, the global scale
and speed of the current educational disruption is unparalleled and, if
prolonged, could threaten the right to education."
Lucia Azzolina, Italy's Education Minister, announced Wednesday that all
schools would be closed nationwide until March 15.
More than 3,900 cases of corona virus have been confirmed in Italy, with nearly 200 deaths, making it Europe's worst-hit country thus far.
States:- Multiple U.S. based universities have had students
return home from study abroad programs in Italy after the CDC moved Italy from
Alert Level 2 to Warning Level 3 on Feb. 26.
Fairfield University, Florida International University, University of Tampa,
Gonzaga University, Loyola University Chicago, Miami University-Ohio, Penn
State University, Stanford University, Syracuse University, University of
Maryland-College Park, University of Miami and Villanova University all wrote
in statements that their students would leave Italy, or have already left
Italy, for return to the U.S.
Washington State, where
multiple cases of coronavirus have been reported, health officials have said
there is no set protocol for school closures.
Just two weeks ago, China was the only country mandating school closures. The
novel coronavirus, known officially as COVID-19, emerged there in the city of
Wuhan in December.
The CDC shared interim
guidance for K-12 schools on how to plan, prepare and respond to COVID-19,
based on what is known about the severity and transmission of the disease.
The CDC recommends
schools work directly with local health departments to share information about
the disease, identify resources for students and staff, update emergency
operation plans, monitor and plan for absenteeism.
If schools find cases
of COVID-19, then CDC recommends those schools consider the following steps:-
extracurricular group activities and large events; cancel or postpone events
such as after-school assemblies and pep rallies, field trips, and sporting
events; discourage students and staff from gathering or socializing anywhere;
discourage gatherings at places like a friend’s house, a favorite restaurant,
or the local shopping mall; Ensure continuity of education.
HON'BLE PM INDIA, Mr. NARENDRA MODI urged 1.3 Billion Indians to standstill united against COVID-19
Hon'ble PM-INDIA quoted that the whole world is currently passing through a period of very serious calamity that it has put all of mankind in crisis. World Wars 1 and 2 did not impact as many countries, as have been affected by ‘CORONA VIRUS’ today.
We witness the
wide-spread impact of the corona pandemic even in major, developed countries
today, it is wrong to assume that India will not be impacted by it.
Hence, it is imperative
to keep two key factors in mind in order to combat this global pandemic - "Determination
and Patience". Today, all 130 crore fellow citizens of Indians will have
to further strengthen our resolve to overcome this global crisis, fulfilling
all our duties as citizens, and abiding by the directions given by the Central
and State governments. Today, we must all resolve to not get infected
ourselves, and prevent others as well from getting infected.
PM Modi addressed
citizens with one mantra which can take us through - "Hum Swasth, toh Jag
Swasth", that is the world will be healthy, if we stay healthy. In a
situation like this, where there is no known cure, vaccine for the disease, it
is imperative that we stay healthy. Patience is an essential virtue to avoid
this disease, and keep oneself healthy. And how does one practice patience? By
staying away from crowds and gatherings, avoiding leaving your homes. This is
called 'Social Distancing' nowadays, and is critical in these times of the
global corona pandemic.
Keeping this is mind,
PM Modi appealed everyone that for the next few weeks, step-out of your homes
only when absolutely necessary. As far as possible, try and do your work,
whether related to business or job, from home.
While it is essential
that those who are in government services, healthcare services, people's
representatives, media personnel remain active. Everybody else must however,
isolate themselves from the rest of society. He also appealed that the elderly,
senior citizens and those above 65 years of age in our families, not leave
homes for the next few weeks. Today's generation may not be very familiar with
this, but in the olden times, blackout was observed at night during wartime.
This would at times go on for prolonged periods. Several times, there would
also be blackout drills.
Further PM Modi
requested fellow citizens for support on one more issue, that of people's
curfew. People's curfew means a curfew imposed for the people, by the people,
on the people themselves.
On 22nd March 2020, all
citizen must abide by this "PEOPLE'S CURFEW" from 7 AM until 9 PM.
During this curfew, we shall neither leave our homes, nor get onto the streets
or roam about our localities. Only those associated with emergency and
essential services will leave their homes.
22nd March will be a
symbol of our effort, of our self-restraint, and our resolve to fulfil our duty
in service of the nation. The success of a people's curfew on 22nd March, and
the experience gained from it, will also prepare us for our upcoming
He also urged all state
governments to take leadership in ensuring compliance of this people's curfew.
He also requested the youth of our nation, organizations like NCC, NSS, civil
society, as well as other organizations of all types to spread awareness about
this people's curfew over the next 2 days.
This people's curfew
will in a way be a litmus test for us, for our nation. This is also the time to
see and test how prepared India is for fighting off a corona like global
PM Modi requested
citizens that in the midst of all these efforts of the people's curfew on 22nd
March, he would also like to seek their support on one more matter on that day.
For the past 2 months, lakhs of our people have been working day and night in
our Hospitals and Airports. From doctors to nurses, hospital staff, sanitation
workers, airlines employees, government staff, police personnel, media people,
people associated with train-bus-auto rickshaw services, and home delivery
agents; all have been selflessly serving others, without caring about
themselves. In the current circumstances, these services cannot be considered
to be ordinary. Today, these people run the risk of getting infected
themselves. Yet, they continue to fulfil their duties, serving others. As
defenders of the nation, they stand firmly between us and the corona pandemic.
The nation is grateful to them all. Henceforth, he wished that on Sunday, 22nd
March, we express our gratitude to all such people. On Sunday at exactly 5 pm,
we all stand at the doors, balconies, windows of our homes, and give them all a
5-minute standing ovation. We clap our hands, beat our plates, ring our bells
to boost their morale, salute their service. To inform people about this, he
requested local authorities across the country to ring a siren at 5 pm on 22nd
We must with full
sincerity, express our feelings towards all such fellow citizens who have lived
by our value-system of "Seva Parmo Dharma" that is Service being the
PM Modi also urged that
as the burden on hospitals is increasing, hence citizens should avoid going to
the hospital for routine check-ups. When necessary, you could get the required
guidance over phone from your known local doctor, family doctor, or some
relative who is a doctor. In case one has a non-essential, elective surgery
scheduled, he urged to postpone it by a month.
Going further PM Modi
said that this global pandemic is also going to have a wide-ranging impact on
the economy. Keeping in mind the economic challenges arising from the corona
virus, the government has decided to set up a Covid-19 Economic Response Task
Force under the leadership of the Finance Minister.
This Task Force will
take decisions in the near future, based on regular interactions and feedback
from all stakeholders, and analysis of all situations and dimensions. This Task
Force will also ensure that all steps taken to reduce the economic difficulties
are effectively implemented.
It is clear that this
pandemic is deeply hurting the economic interests and well-being of our
nation's middle class, lower-middle class, and poor segments. In such a time of
crisis, I request the business world and high income segments of society to as
much as possible, look after the economic interests of all the people who
provide them services. In the coming few days it is possible these people may
not be able to come to office or your homes. In such a case, do treat them with
empathy and humanity and not deduct their salaries. Always keep in mind that
they too need to run their homes, protect their families from illness.
PM Modi reassured all
Indians that all steps necessary are being taken to ensure there is no shortage
of essential items like milk, groceries and medicines. He thus urged all fellow
citizens to make purchases as normal, and not hoard essential items in Panic
Last but not the least,
PM Modi raised his voice strongly and said that we need to put in all our capacity
and capability in protecting ourselves from the corona virus. Whether it be the
Central government, State governments, local authorities, panchayats, people's
representatives or civil societies; everyone is contributing in their own way
in the fight against this global pandemic. You too, must give your full
contribution. It is critical that in this environment of a global pandemic,
humanity emerges victorious, India emerges victorious!
The festival of
Navratri is coming up in a few days. This is a festival of worshipping
'Shakti'. That India moves ahead with full Shakti, full Strength and Energy, is
his heartfelt wish to one and all.