Published: 2021-03-01

Page: 39-43


Department of Technical Education, IET, Lucknow, India.


Department of Botany, University of Kashmir, Srinagar-190006, Jammu and Kashmir, India.


Department of Botany, University of Kashmir, Srinagar-190006, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about school terminations and removing necessities that have upset both work and day to day life for some. Concerns exist that these disturbances brought about by the pandemic might not have impacted people scientists similarly. The virus originated in bats and was transmitted to humans through yet unknown intermediary animals in Wuhan, Hubei province, China in December 2019. The symptoms are usually fever, cough, sore throat, breathlessness, fatigue, malaise among others. Treatment is essentially supportive; role of antiviral agents is yet to be established. Prevention entails home isolation of suspected cases and those with mild illnesses and strict infection control measures at hospitals that include contact and droplet precautions. The virus spreads faster than its two ancestors the SARS-CoV and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), but has lower fatality. The global impact of this new epidemic is yet uncertain.

Keywords: Coronavirus, pandemic, transmission, symptoms

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PANDEY, D., ISLAM, T., & MALIK, M. A. (2021). NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (SARS-COV-2): AN OVERVIEW. Asian Journal of Advances in Medical Science, 3(1), 39–43. Retrieved from


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