The World at a Glance

It has been months now that all the nations are grappling with the widespread of Coronavirus and yet the battle is not over. There is a state of devastation all around the globe. The petrified emotion of the world is very much prevalent from the sequence of increase in death toll crossing the 70,000 mark, as updated on April 6, 2020.

Most Affected Countries:

The data from Worldmeter lists the countries most affected by the Coronavirus, in terms of the number of registered cases and deaths as of 11:56 am on April 6, 2020.

USA stands first now with a total of 3,36,851 cases and a risen death toll to 9,620. Spain being the second in number with a total of 1,35,032 cases and 13,055 deaths. However, Italy has been the sufferer to have the highest number of casualties (15,887) caused by the deadly virus and is now fighting a total of 1,28,948 cases.

There has been a massive increase in the growth curve of India. Records show that previously India witnessed the second slowest jump from 100 to 1,000 COVID-19 cases compared to the most affected countries. The sudden leap crossing the 2000 mark occurred hardly in a period of 3-4 days. April 6, 2020 to be remembered as the black day of the country as 693 fresh cases were registered in the last 24 hours breaching the 4000 mark.

Effective Measures:

The lockdowns enforced by several countries, restriction on travel sectors, social distancing and quarantine practices helped in regulating the widespread of COVID-19. The preventive measures put forward by the World Health Organization(WHO) have been successful in making people practice respiratory hygiene. Depending on the expansion rate of different countries it is likely that the lockdown enforcement may be extended.

Dear Friend,

The life of your loved ones may have succumbed to the disease, maybe you are awaiting recovery of your loved ones or maybe you are yourself fighting with this deadly pathogen, all you can do is hope. Hope for the peace of souls, hope for the betterment of health and hope for the inner strength. The lonesome streets, silent marketplaces and frequent ambulance sirens can make you dive more into melancholia. Yes, we are witnessing the pandemic and the crisis it is causing is no less than a war but we have to stand, strengthen, and strive to eradicate this dreadful virus soon out of our world. We will wipe out COVID-19; together we can, together we will.

— An Author’s note to the Readers

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2020-04-07

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