Honestly talking, 2020 hasn’t been a pleasant year so far – or only talk of January, when the coronavirus broke out in Wuhan, China, and the lethal virus spread at an electric rate, subsequently infecting thousands of people across the world.
China has fallen into mass hysteria as more and more people are desperate to save themselves from getting infected; thus, their supremes have grounded many flights in and out of the country.
And current events suggest that one particular cruise ship has many fearing the future potential of the attack of coronavirus.
Wuhan, China, is currently in the midst of an epidemic crisis:
China, which has a population of over 11 million citizens, is recently on lockdown as officials examine the spreading of a deadly virus.
It is known as the coronavirus mutiny:
Here’s the outline: Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that get their name from what they look like under a microscope – they are spherical, and their surfaces are covered with “crown”-like spikes.
And the virus can lead to respiratory illness, or in the worst condition – the victim may die!
The virus’s symptoms can be deadly, including – fever, coughing, shortness of breath, and breathing problems. Plus, critical cases can have effects like pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and death.
And everyone is asking only one question:
What is behind this deadly virus? I mean, who’s causing this?
And of the several theories, it is believed that Bats are the real culprits:
A few strains of the infection have been detected in bats in the past, and with them being a delicacy in some areas of China, they are believed to be one of the chief agents.
However, despite where the virus comes from, it can be spread quickly and easily.
The virus can be infected upon other humans by coughing, or any physical contact.
Also, the virus mixes with its host’s DNA, which means it can mutate immediately.
Alas, so far, there have been over 8K cases of the virus, and 170 people have verified to have died.
Conditions are only getting worse:
Coronavirus continues to spread, and trails of the attack have already been identified and affirmed in ten other countries, including Thailand, South Korea, India, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Japan, and Germany.
Plus, the first case has now been verified here in the United States:
Unfortunately, a young girl is hospitalized with the virus and is showing no signs of healing.
Excluding the young girl’s case, the other fifteen active cases are being monitored in Washington DC but, because of the speed of mutation, it has also spread across the nation to California.
In a nutshell, the United Nations may be on the brink of declaring a global outbreak.
Also, the officials in China have cut Chinese New Year celebrations because of the lockdown.
Travelers are advised against visiting the infected areas; hence, thousands have been hurriedly canceling all travel plans.
And now noises allege a cruise ship near Rome has been hit by coronavirus fears:
The Italian cruise ship, Costa Smeralda, is being held off in a port in Civitavecchia, north of Rome.
As per the reports, a 54-year-old woman from Macau came down with the symptoms of the deadly disease.
Costa Smeralda has around 7000 passengers currently on board:
The woman, along with her husband, has been put in separate confinement, awaiting test results for the virus.
But until then, all passengers are barred from leaving the ship.
Apparently, the ship was on the last day of its European cruise.
Though the woman hasn’t been recognized by anyone, it is believed she boarded on 25 January 2020, at Savona, having flown in from Hong Kong.