Coronavirus reaches African continent.
Over the past few months, the coronavirus pandemic seemed to stay out of the African continent. Coronavirus came around in the world's largest concentration of people with HIV. However this is no longer the case as people are now starting to prepare for the worst.
The first cases of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa were confirmed just three weeks ago but the rate of infection in countries like South Africa is climbing easily.
With more than 200 people infected, the government has announced that schools are shutting down and large gatherings are banned.
The police is arresting citizens who test positive to the coronavirus and refuse to go into quarantine.
However, the authorities can't stop the coronavirus spreading and just about everyone in this country understands it, including South Africa's health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize.
"In any community, 60% to 70% of the population will be affected by the virus. We can't hide that... most of us will have this virus," he told a group of doctors in the capital Pretoria.
He asked the nation to be careful and understand the harmful effects of coronavirus, while South Africa has "unique dynamics" he said, with the world's largest concentration of people with HIV, plus a significant number with tuberculosis.
One of the main measures to stop the spreading of coronavirus is social distancing, which means that gyms are closed. Even if there are such circumstances, we need to stay fit and healthy.
Simple and regular exercise are essential for supporting healthy immune function; preventing weight gain; boosting your mood for the whole day; and keeping you healthy during this difficult times.
It is important to limit the prolonged sedentary behavior, especially during quarantine, that’s why we should make up a schedule which include some simple but efficient indoor exercise.
Cardio workouts are important during this sedentary routine days. It boosts your health and mood for the whole day, and you do not have to spend much time for this exercises. You can have an effective cardio workout at home during quarantine, even if you don’t have much space or special equipment.
You still have some equipment at home, for example a chair which you can use. Our fantasy is great, so we can invent our equipment, like some bottles of water, maybe some weight stuff from home and other. Here are some exercises you can do with home inventory.
You can also challenge yourself for a week to make some moves, a calendar titled “Weight loss challenge” can motivate you to start losing weight and spend your time correctly during quarantine and not only. Maybe you would like workout so much, that you will continue this routine after quarantine.
It is also important during quarantine to involve the whole family for some physical efforts, especially when your kids are at home. Here are some exercises you can do with your children, motivating them to be healthy, but also have an healthy occupation during quarantine. Cycling is the choice of those who have a private house on the ground, and respectively space around the house, where children can cycle without coming in contact with other people.
You may be also motivated by another type of exercises, called Name Fitness. We, Bemorepanda challenge you to spell your name and do the workout everyday. Here are some exercises for each letter from your name, let’s take a look:
Dear friends, stay healthy and try to make a minimum physical effort daily, we concern about your well being
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This are new pictures from the favorite promenade areas of New Yorkers at the end of last week. In order to avoid overcrowding in the parks and to help comply with the rules of social distance, the authorities drew circles in which no more than six people could enter.
The New York authorities extended the recommendation to stay at home to the citizens of this state until mid-June, given that here alone the balance of infections with the new coronavirus exceeded 350,000 months, May 18, and the death toll had reached 28,325.
However, it did not stop New Yorkers from taking advantage of the beautiful weather to go for a walk. To help enforce the rules of social distance, police drew several circles in areas preferred by city dwellers and numerous patrols were sent to the field to discourage the formation of groups of more than six people.
Police also handed out protective masks to those who did not have them, given that for several days there has been talk of the excessive zeal of the New York City authorities towards people caught not respecting the rules of social distance.
The governor of New York relies on the common sense of the citizens to keep the spread of the new coronavirus under control. "I can't tell you what will happen. If people are smart, we will see increases in the number of diseases, but we will not see a peak, "said Andrew Como,.
The administrative coordinator Keri Nelson from the American station Palmer and Robert Taylor from the British Rothera base in Antarctica spoke about life on the only continent that was not affected by the coronavirus pandemic, reports CNN.
According to the coordinator, now on the mainland everyone is happy to be in a place that is not at risk due to an epidemic that has swept the whole world.
Moreover, Nelson feels guilty for the fact that she can not be near loved ones at the time of the impending threat. The coordinator, along with colleagues, monitors what is happening in the world.
At the same time, Robert Taylor shares with the agency his thoughts that at first he did not think about the situation seriously, but now he understands how the whole world has changed due to the pandemic.
Now, according to the field guide, he has more freedom than he would at home. The Briton emphasizes that he and his colleagues were lucky to be in Antarctica, where they can safely continue to work.
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Researchers at Oxford have made an important discovery: they have launched a test that can identify, in just 20 minutes, whether or not a person has antibodies to Covid-19. Those who find out they are immune to coronavirus can return to work and resume their lives. The British government has already ordered 50 million tests that will be ready by June and says it is vital to saving the economy.
A test costs 10 pounds and is done through a small sting that takes a drop of blood. It works on the principle of pregnancy test: if after 20 minutes two lines appear, it means that there are antibodies to Covid-19. One line shows that the person is either vulnerable or the test has failed.
The test was developed by researchers at Oxford in collaboration with a firm backed by the British government. It wants to produce 1 million tests per week, by summer, and from next year to reach a production capacity of 50 million tests. The plan is for people to take pictures of the test result and send them to a central unit, where they will be entered into a database. Those who are immune to the virus will be able to return to work and thus the country's economy would have a chance.
In the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, recovered from a serious infection with the new coronavirus, resumes his activity on Monday. He was tested positive for the new coronavirus on March 26, he was hospitalized ten days later at St. John's Hospital from London, after which he was transferred the next day, April 6, to the intensive care unit, where he left after three days.