Coronavirus; Chemistry of Washing Hands with Soap for 20 Seconds

Authors

  • Mujahid Hussain PhD, Assistant Professor, FG Degree Coll (M), Kharian Cantt.
  • Imdad Hussain PhD, Assistant Professor, FG Coll., Sialkot Cantt.
  • Mahnoor . MBBS, House Officer, PIMS, Islamabad.
  • Muhammad Gulsher 8th Semester, BS Mechanical Engg., Intl Isl Uni Islamabad.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32413/pjph.v10i1.547

Abstract

The coronavirus also called 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) or severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-2) is notorious for its pandemic corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19). By 20 April 2020 (11.44 GMT), the pandemicity has inflicted more than 2.42 million people in the world resulting in more than 165,903 deaths (case fatality rate = 14.6%). However, due credit goes to health care professionals for saving 635,761 lives i.e. 26.3% of the total affected population. On the other side, the economy of the countries has drastically been shattered in this scenario. According to an estimate, sole Pakistan will have to meet an economic loss of 1.3 trillion Pak rupees, provided the outbreak is controlled within short time span. Similarly, associated psychological disorders and social displeasure cannot be set aside.

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Published

2020-10-26

How to Cite

Hussain, M., Hussain, I., ., M., & Gulsher, M. (2020). Coronavirus; Chemistry of Washing Hands with Soap for 20 Seconds. Pakistan Journal of Public Health, 10(1), 8-10. https://doi.org/10.32413/pjph.v10i1.547