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ISSN (Print): 2666-7967
ISSN (Online): 2666-7975

Review Article

Critical Insight into the Attributes of Emerging Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in India and Across the World

Author(s): Gaurav M. Doshi*, Hemen S. Ved and Ami P. Thakkar

Volume 1, Issue 1, 2020

Page: [49 - 56] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/2666796701999200623172631


The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently announced the spread of novel coronavirus (nCoV) globally and has declared it a pandemic. The probable source of transmission of the virus, which is from animal to human and human to human contact, has been established. As per the statistics reported by the WHO on 11th April 2020, data has shown that more than sixteen lakh confirmed cases have been identified globally. The reported cases related to nCoV in India have been rising substantially. The review article discusses the characteristics of nCoV in detail with the probability of potentially effective old drugs that may inhibit the virus. The research may further emphasize and draw the attention of the world towards the development of an effective vaccine as well as alternative therapies. Moreover, the article will help to bridge the gap between the new researchers since it’s the current thrust area of research.

Keywords: Novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, nCoV, COVID-19, global impact, signs, symptoms.

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