Corona Virus, The Unstoppable
Ravi Srivastava, Bangaluru-
195 countries are in fear, the death toll crossed 22,180 and 4,92,465 people are infected worldwide, the only reason behind it is COVID-19. Schools, colleges, shopping malls, bars, restaurants, gyms, ban on visiting shrines, ban public events and section 144 in many places – these are steps that state governments from the Centre in India, are taking to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.
Till now, In India, 694 people have been infected with this virus and 16 people have died. Biometric attendance in companies has been discontinued. Most of the employees have been asked to ‘work from home.’ People are wearing masks, avoiding shaking hands. The figure for infection in India may be low but it may increase in the upcoming days. India and many countries in the world have shut down their air services to China. No one knows when this pandemic will be under control. Right now almost every country including India is a lockdown.
There are two theories on ‘how the virus thrives in China's Wuhan’. But it is difficult to say which one is true. According to the first theory............... All kinds of animal and bird meat are sold in Wuhan's wholesale seafood market. A large number of people buy them. The meat of bats is very much preferred and sold a lot. Local people prefer to eat all kinds of meat. There is a possibility that the meat infected with the virus has been sold in this market and someone has bought it. Then finally it has reached the human body in the form of a non-veg meal. The virus has then started infecting the human body and soon, the infection spread from person to person.
The 2nd theory says……. Scientists Wothao Shao and Li Shao from the South China University of Technology have claimed that coronavirus is spread due to China's fault. The two scientists claimed that the virus was developed by the Wuhan Center for Disease Control (WHDC); a Government Research Lab located a few kilometres away from the seafood market, in Wuhan. Animals and birds are kept in this lab and their disease is studied. Most bats have been kept here for research. Several tests are carried out in this lab at about 612 bats. Li Shao says that during a test, bats in the lab attacked a researcher and injured him and a few days after the incident he became infected with corona. After that, the infection spread from person to person.
Doctor Li Wenliang aged 34, was first diagnosed about the corona. He shared the information with his colleagues. Soon this information was received by the Chinese government and legal action was taken on Dr Li. Thereafter, Dr Li Wenliang had to seek a written apology. In the last week of January, Li also became infected with the virus and died in the hospital on February 7.
There is a situation of fear among people about coronavirus in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered a curfew across India till April 14. For about one month, people will be bored of being imprisoned in homes.
Banani Das Dhar, founder of the Bangalore based Media house, Banani Vista that supports, promotes and create sustainable opportunities for artists, entrepreneurs and small & medium businesses through her blog and community-driven events is also facing the odds of this Corona outbreak. However, in spite of this negativity around, she decides to bring hope and positivity around the world through the best she can work from home.
Banani says that there is a magic in dance, due to which positive energy flows in the body.
She further states that connecting with the masses with her dance meditation technique to get rid of stress and depression. The technique requires to move the body freely enjoying the music. This technique heals the body chakras, calms the mind and increases productivity too.
As the world needs hope and positivity around, the digital start-up started a campaign named "Chronicles- Inspired by Corona" where people from all walks of life are sharing their positive experiences during this lockdown. The mini-videos are available in her Youtube channel- Banani Vista