Corona Virus Current Affairs - 2020

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New Hanta Virus Emerges in China after COVID-19

A man in Yunnan Province of China has tested positive for Hanta Virus. He died shortly after he was tested positive for the virus on March 23, 2020.

The symptoms of Hanta Virus are similar to that of the Corona Virus.

About Hanta Virus

The Hanta Virus, also called the Orthohanta virus spreads through rats. It causes hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome according to Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. It transits through urine, droppings, saliva of rodents. The virus enters humans through their nose, mouth or eyes.

Spread of the virus

The virus does not spread from person-to-person. Rather, it spreads when a person comes in direct contact with the bodily fluids of the rodents carrying the virus. It also spreads through bites of the rats.

The virus is not airborne.

Current Challenges

The virus is not something newly discovered. It exists since a long period of time. However, the virus is challenging for the current situation as its symptoms are very similar to that of Corona Virus, Pneumonia, Flu.

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GoI: Invest India Business Immunity Platform launched

On March 24, 2020, the India’s National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency called the Invest India launched “The Invest India Business Immunity Platform”. The platform is to operate on the website of Invest India.


The platform is to give real time updates about India’s response and actions against Corona Virus. It will provide latest initiatives of the central and state governments to combat the virus. It is to operate 24/7 under dedicated expertise.

The Platform has partnered with SIDBI (Small Industries Development Bank of India). It also includes details about other essential aspects such as locations of COVID-19 testing, special permissions, etc.


The spread of the virus has disrupted normal life of the people in the country. The GoI is providing several guidelines in order to minimize its impacts and crisis, especially on the business sector. The platform will act as a source of information to learn about such steps and keep businesses running under normalcy.

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