Updated: Apr 3, 2020
Coronavirus will be gone tomorrow if not today but will leave many troubles and many questions behind it. Ahead Mr. Nitish Priyadarhi speaks about the type of questions and troubles we will face after the Coronavirus pandemic situation worldwide.
People may be sick with the virus for 1 to 14 days before developing symptoms. The most common symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment.
More rarely, the disease can be serious and even fatal. Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill.
Coronavirus has spread to almost all over the world. Thousands have lost their lives, millions are affected. To avoid this, the entire world is under lockdown and curfew in some places. It is not known how long this will last. No one can say about the due date. Everyday new cases are coming in India too. Today it seems that we are still far behind in the strength of science which has so much faith. It is an irony that even with such great advances in science and technology, we are not able to cope with this pandemic.
Today, due to the corona pandemic, we are all locked in our houses. But there are information some people also leaving from houses. The reasons may be many. But one of the main reasons is that despite the administration's assurance, the food items are not reaching the homes. On the one hand it is advised that people should eat nutritious food and increase their body's resistance to fight with corona and on the other side there is also a shortage of food items. The number that has been released is also not working properly. I also had a list of vegetables and other food items on these numbers four days ago but so far no news from anywhere. Now even vegetable from outside is getting reduced. The people of the villages have kept themselves in lock down. Due to this, there may be a severe shortage of vegetables in the coming days. As many flour mills and rice mills are closed, there is a shortage. Work is still going on with whatever was stocked-up, but with uncertainty over how long it will last. We hope people do not die of hunger instead of corona-virus. Irritation and anger will increase in people due to empty stomachs and lock down. The most serious risks will be on medicines, especially medicines for diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, which cannot be skipped even for one day. Such is the case today. We are keeping ourselves in lock down, but the weather is not in lock down. It is changing according to its time. There may be a shortage of green vegetables in the coming time because farmers are not going to the fields out of fear. Seed shops are open in cities, but people from villages are unable to come to buy seeds. If we do not plant seeds now, there will be a shortage of vegetables in the coming time.
If we talk about our state Jharkhand, many vegetables were spoiled in the fields or in the village itself. It is still Corona but before that hailstorm and off-season rains have caused great damage to the fields. Many factories are closed in the country especially biscuits and other food items. Rice mills and flour mills are closed at many places. Because at one time there is a huge shortage of workers due to the lock down. A lot is going to change in the coming time, because Coronavirus will be gone today or tomorrow, but will leave many troubles and many questions behind it.
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He is doing research on various environmental disaster issues. And is Asst. Prof. in Dept. of Geology, Ranchi University.