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WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?


The Coronavirus outbreak (officially known as Covid-19), which started in China, has so far killed 734,018 people across the globe and infected 20,025,950 (as on August 10, 2020). The virus has spread to 188 countries. In India, 2,215,074 confirmed cases and 44,386 deaths have been reported so far, according to official figures released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). To check the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, or Covid-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced nationwide lockdown till May, meaning the country's 1.3 billion citizens — except those engaged in providing essential services — would not step out of their homes.
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