Before declaring full isolation throughout Italy, a man in Rome was seen wearing a giant cardboard disk to prevent others from approaching him and possibly transmitting a deadly coronavirus infection.
After China, Italy is the next country to have 74,386 infections on March 26, 2020, at 10:09 GMT, 7,503 died and 9,362 recovered.
Measures are taken to address the situation…
To promote social distance, this innovative man toured the Testaccio market with a 1-meter radius disc. In this way, he forced people to clear his path and walk around him. When an older man was asked why he was wearing such a ridiculous item, he simply replied, “To the coronavirus!”
On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the disease a global pandemic, and the actual statistics are truly frightening. These titles and figures need to be taken seriously, as people in such situations feel helpless with each passing day.
In such scary times, people deserve a little fun – or a lot. This creative guy has attracted a lot of social media attention, so everyone has uploaded his photos hysterically.
Footages in the cities of Italy, made from the ground and the air (with drones) show how once the lively and bustling environment looked empty and lifeless as the streets were completely deserted.
The government has ordered everyone to stay home and self-isolate as the number of active cases grows out of control. This also contributed to making the waters of Venice clear for the first time, as there are no vessels at all. The whole country Italy is still in silence.
Current statistics show that there are 487,452 infected and 22,028 deaths worldwide. The encouraging news is that 117,582 were able to heal.
While the whole world is still working non-stop to detect and approve safe vaccines and antivirals, supportive care is provided to help patients feel better.
However, the virus is deadly and every effort must be made to avoid it at all costs. Currently, prevention is the only option because there is no cure, and this is most aided by social distance, which is strongly practiced in many countries. People were ordered to avoid gatherings and only to stay at home.
According to the World Health Organization, several myths about this disease have been dispelled, including one that relates to younger people, who have been claimed to be free from infection.
This is NOT true, because the practice so far has shown that young people are affected by this wicked disease, even by babies. Certainly, available reports indicate that the disease is more prevalent and more severe in the elderly 65 years of age and in people with underlying medical problems.
New research shows that the virus can remain viable:
- Up to 3 hours in the air,
- On copper for up to 4 hours,
- On cardboard up to 24 hours,
- On stainless steel and plastic for up to 72 hours
These data tell us that regular disinfection of the immediate environment is now more than ever necessary.
- Until the social distance protocols are removed – Isolate yourself
- Disinfect regularly
- wash your hands frequently with antiseptic soaps and water,
- Wear a nose mask if you suspect you have the infection and
- Report to the hospital immediately.
The most important thing is to be informed about everything that is happening in your immediate environment and in the whole world.