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Preparedness and Responses for Prevention and Control of COVID-19: A Review

Version 1 : Received: 27 April 2020 / Approved: 28 April 2020 / Online: 28 April 2020 (10:04:07 CEST)

How to cite: Akhter, M.S. Preparedness and Responses for Prevention and Control of COVID-19: A Review. Preprints 2020, 2020040495 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0495.v1). Akhter, M.S. Preparedness and Responses for Prevention and Control of COVID-19: A Review. Preprints 2020, 2020040495 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202004.0495.v1).

Abstract

The most striking and dramatic catastrophe, as on April 2020, is - COVID - 19. Understanding of the COVID-19, the causing agent- the virus and the resultant causalities are still evolving. Till now, there is no specific treatment, no vaccine for the COVID-19. At this stage, what is utmost important now to face the disaster is to put emphasis on the preparedness and responses: research to discover vaccine, antivirals as soon as possible. Till then, it is necessary to put emphasis on infection preventive and control measures like to avoid close contact of infected people showing symptoms of respiratory diseases, hand hygiene and coughing etiquette. To make the infection preventive and control measures a success, the followings are to make success: ‘quarantine’ ‘isolation’, ‘travel bans’, ‘cordon sanitaire’ and ‘social distancing’ measures. The tools of modern information technology could help the authority to manage and monitor the preventive measures. Above all, preventive and control measures will not be successful if we fail to make aware the common people about the fatality of the COVID - 19. So, rapid preparedness and responses to COVID-19 are critically essential to face such disaster. Not a single moment is to waste!

Subject Areas

COVID - 19; coronavirus; respiratory syndrome; SARS-CoV; preventive and control measures

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