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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit us hard. From ground-zero to the highest level there is no single business spared from its harsh wave. Talking about the auto industry, it is seeing some of the gloomiest times ever. We witnessed cancellation of some of the biggest auto shows, motorsports events, and recall of large-scale launch events with new cars now simply available for sale at dealerships.

However, to understand the setback the industry is facing, we got to dig a few layers. With this lethal virus spreading all over and taking thousands of lives, buying a car is no more on the list. Governments around the world are imposing lockdowns where the movement for only essentials is allowed. In such scenarios who can think about cars? No one is the obvious answer. Another worrisome question is that for how long? Well, with the current situation of the world economy, experts suggest that it might take a few months to a year before things can get back to normal. In short, hard times are here to stay for a while.

On a bit optimistic note, once things get better hygiene would be everyone’s sole priority and the auto industry would do its part by offering individuals a perfectly clean mode of transportation.

Until then, we pray for the world and hope things get better soon.

For informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice.
Source: World Health Organization

Coronavirus FAQs

  • What is a coronavirus?

    It is a large family of viruses that can cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, a range of coronaviruses is known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered family causes coronavirus disease COVID-19.

  • What is COVID-19?

    COVID-19 is the name of the disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. Both, the new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

  • What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

    The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some of the affected ones may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and dont feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

  • How does COVID-19 spread?

    Coronavirus disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected person when they cough or sneeze. It also spreads when a person touches a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

  • What can I do to protect myself and prevent the spread of disease?

    You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:
    DO THE FIVE, Help stop coronavirus
    1. HANDS - Wash them often
    2. ELBOW - Cough into it
    3. FACE - Dont touch it
    4. SPACE - Maintain a social distance
    5. HOME - Only step out for a critical situation

  • Coronavirus Treatment: How Is COVID-19 Treated?

    There is no specific medicine to prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19). People may need supportive care to help them breathe.
    1. Self-care If you have mild symptoms, stay at home until you’ve recovered. You can relieve your symptoms if you:
    -rest and sleep
    -keep warm
    -drink plenty of liquids
    -use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough
    2. Medical treatments If you develop a fever, cough, and have difficulty in breathing, promptly seek medical care. Call in advance and tell your health provider of any recent travel or recent contact with travelers.