The coronavirus has brought the entire world to a standstill.
It has been spreading at an alarming rate since it was first discovered in China, and thousands of people all around the world have now died from the deadly virus.
Now, even children are doing their bit to help stop the virus before it gets even more serious.
Keep scrolling to read how.
Originating from the Chinese city of Wuhan, a deadly virus known as the coronavirus has been rapidly spreading across the globe.
But what exactly is the coronavirus?
Reuters gave a short guide to what it is exactly…
“Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that get their name from what they look like under a microscope – they are spherical and their surfaces are covered with “crown”-like spikes.”
“Coronavirus infections have a wide range of symptoms, including fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Severe cases can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and death.”
A lot of people have now died from the virus…
It has been confirmed by Worldometer that 3,204 people have now died globally, with the majority being in mainland China.
A further 93,574 have been found to carry the virus and be infected.
The virus continues to rapidly spread, and traces of the disease have already been discovered and confirmed in 8 other countries including here in America, the U.K, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and Japan.
The World Health Organization declared the emergency last month and called on all countries to take urgent measures to contain the respiratory disease.
What is it that’s causing this deadly virus?
But it is widely believed that the sale of meat from wild animals is the prime cause of the coronavirus.
Strains of the virus have been discovered in bats in the past and, with them being a delicacy in some areas of China, they are believed to be one of the primary causes.
And the World Health Organization has warned that it can be spread by simply coughing, kissing or making contact with saliva.
But despite generous donations made to the cause, they have so far had no luck.
People all around the world are panicking.
It’s a dire situation.
People have been spotted donning face masks and various other items of clothing and materials in airports in a desperate bid to avoid the virus.
He is the first hospital director to die from contracting the deadly virus.
This is utterly devastating news.
And there is an immense amount of pressure on authorities to find a cure, and fast.
And it’s showing no signs of slowing down.
And the United States is now one of them.
So far, eighty-eight people have been confirmed to have been infected with the virus, and 2 have reportedly died.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday that it expects the coronavirus to spread in the United States and has asked Americans to prepare for when the virus hits, not if, CNN reported.
And hospitals across the country are bracing themselves for an influx of infected patients.
As they have become the first U.S. city to declare an official state of emergency… Despite not having any confirmed cases of the virus.
“Although there are still zero confirmed cases in San Francisco residents, the global picture is changing rapidly, and we need to step-up preparedness,” she said in a statement.
And will allow nurses and doctors to prepare for a possible influx of patients.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo confirmed New York State’s first case of the coronavirus on Sunday, saying that a woman contracted the virus while visiting Iran, and is now back in the city isolated in her home.
“The patient has respiratory symptoms, but is not in serious condition and has been in a controlled situation since arriving in New York,” Governor Cuomo said in a statement.
People residing in the city are descending into mass hysteria.
And many are experiencing anxiety and worry over the impending doom the virus brings with it.
The decision comes after 6 new cases were confirmed in the area.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday morning, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said that all 6 cases are linked to an “assumed known exposure source,” as per The Independent.
All of the patients either had traveled to an area with an outbreak, had been exposed to someone that had traveled to an area with an outbreak, or had close contact with someone with the virus.
News has recently emerged of children doing their bit in a bid to help stop the deadly virus spreading even more.
TMZ reports that kids in Texas have been spotted selling hand sanitizer at a lemonade stand for $3.
And it seems these two young entrepreneurs are cashing in on the necessity.
Which makes sense because Austin has just declared a local emergency down to Coronavirus.
You’ve gotta hand it to the youngsters for their creativity.