Sivabakya T.K1*, Srinivas G2
The latest threat to global health is the ongoing outbreak of the respiratory disease the name Covid-19. As in two preceding instances of emergence of coronavirus disease in the past 18 years — SARS and MERS, the Covid-19 outbreak has posed critical challenges for the public health, research, and medical communities. The outbreak is a stark reminder of the ongoing challenge of emerging and re-emerging infectious pathogens and the need for constant surveillance, prompt diagnosis, and robust research to understand the basic biology of new organisms and our susceptibilities to them, as well as to develop effective countermeasures. The virus has already infected more than 10.5 million people worldwide. With the majority of the travels blocked, schools and colleges closed, countries imposing lockdowns, this virus has already taken over the normal life of people around the globe. This review article highlights the various measures taken by China in tackling the management of COVID-19.
Keywords: COVID – 19, Pandemic, Impact, Lessons learned