As people were busy welcoming the year 2020, the presence of an unknown virus was reported in Wuhan, China. In January 2020, it started spreading across the borders. The situation worsened so much that the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a global pandemic in March 2020.
Since then, the countries were forced to implement micro-level and macro-level lockdowns, and people were asked to remain indoors. They were also asked to avoid gatherings, and going out without any reason. Not only did these lockdowns, hamper people’s mental health, but it also affected negatively on the world economy.
As of now, some vaccines are in the process of development, and some have been approved by the government. However, it will take a few more months until the coronavirus vaccine is accessible to everyone. Until then, we must observe the guidelines, issued by the WHO, and avoid all the scenarios that can cause us to catch the virus.
Nonetheless, during this time, when the world was in chaos, everyone wanted to know about the Coronavirus, where does it come from?
Origin of Sars-Cov-2 – Coronavirus, Where does it come from?
Coronaviruses have been present on the face of this planet for many years. Sars-Cov-1 and MERS outbreaks are the proof of the virus being present, before the novel coronavirus hit the world, and turned into a pandemic. However, Sars-Cov-2 is relatively a new variant, and even the scientists and doctors were unaware of the dynamics of this illness.
This lack of information helped the virus to spread and affect human beings like never before. Early studies suggest that the virus had originated from the bats in the wet market in Wuhan, China. However, soon the research proved, the bats were not being sold in the market when the virus was noticed for the first time.
This discovery brought the whole team of scientists and doctors around the world, back to square one. However, thankfully we live in a technologically-advanced era. While the governments around the world were trying to contain the spread of the virus, the teams of high profile scientists, started researching the subject simultaneously. It is due to their efforts that we have a vaccine available within a year of the pandemic.
What truths did the Scientists find about the Novel Coronavirus?
One thing is confirmed that the virus didn’t come from bats. Some studies suggest that the human transmission of Sars-Cov-2 could be from snake to humans. However, the results are not authorized. Apart from that, there is no other cause of coronavirus discovered as of yet.
As the true origin of the virus is still unknown, scientists are focusing on how to curb the virus first. The researches to find the origin of the virus still continues. The sooner the researchers can find the virus’s origin, the sooner, we will come to the cure. Until then, we have to ensure taking precautions directed by WHO.
What are the Precautionary Majors by WHO?
There are many WHO-approved precautionary measures that we need to follow, to curb down the virus. For instance:
When going out of the house, you should make sure to wear your mask. If you are going grocery shopping, or to any place to receive a parcel, wear protective gloves, and sanitize the parcel before you open it. The reason being, researchers have found, the droplets of the virus can stay active on surfaces and can help spread the virus.
Moreover, you must wash your hands frequently, and use hand sanitizers and sanitizing sprays to curb the spread of the virus. However, in case you contract the virus, please follow WHO quarantine protocols.
Before we conclude, if you are looking for specific precautionary measures, you can refer to the WHO website for it.