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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 1,129,591 people across the globe and infected 41,042,579 (as on October 21, 2020). The virus has spread to 188 countries. In India, 7,651,107 confirmed cases and 115,914 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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