ᱪᱮᱛᱟᱱᱨᱮ ᱡᱷᱚᱛᱚ ᱯᱟᱹᱨᱥᱤ ᱧᱮᱞ ᱢᱮ? ᱟᱞᱮ ᱜᱞᱳᱵᱟᱞ ᱵᱷᱳᱭᱮᱥᱮᱥ ᱨᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱠᱷᱚᱵᱚᱨ ᱞᱮ ᱛᱚᱨᱡᱚᱢᱟ ᱮᱫᱟ ᱡᱮᱢᱚᱱ ᱥᱟᱱᱟᱢ ᱦᱚᱲ ᱴᱷᱮᱫ ᱡᱮᱜᱮᱛ ᱨᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱱᱟᱜᱟᱨᱤᱭᱟᱹ ᱢᱤᱰᱤᱭᱟ ᱥᱮᱴᱮᱨ ᱫᱟᱲᱮ ᱭᱟᱜᱼᱟ

COVID-19: ᱢᱟᱦᱟᱱᱟᱥ ᱵᱟᱵᱚᱫᱽ ᱡᱮᱜᱮᱛ ᱛᱷᱚᱠ ᱨᱮ ᱠᱚᱵᱷᱚᱨᱮᱡᱽ ᱾

Structure of the coronavirus. Image from Wikimedia Commons CC-BY 3.0

ᱱᱚᱶᱟ ᱦᱤᱫᱤᱡ ᱵᱟᱹᱱᱩᱜᱼᱟ ᱵᱟᱝᱢᱟ, ᱒᱐᱑᱙ ᱥᱟᱹᱦᱤᱛ ᱨᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱢᱩᱪᱟᱹᱫ ᱨᱮ ᱡᱮᱜᱮᱛ ᱱᱟᱜᱟᱢ ᱨᱮ ᱚᱱᱟ ᱢᱟᱹᱦᱤᱛ ᱩᱭᱦᱟᱹᱨ ᱛᱟᱦᱮᱸᱱᱟ, ᱡᱟᱦᱟᱸ ᱛᱤᱥ ᱠᱚᱵᱷᱤᱰ-᱑᱙ (COVID-19) ᱞᱟᱦᱟᱛᱮ ᱵᱟᱝ ᱩᱯᱨᱩᱢᱟᱱ ᱱᱟᱶᱟ ᱵᱷᱟᱭᱨᱚᱥ ᱦᱚᱛᱮᱛᱮ ᱥᱤᱨᱡᱟᱹᱣᱜ ᱠᱟᱱ ᱟᱡᱟᱨ ᱢᱟᱱᱢᱤ ᱥᱟᱶᱛᱟ ᱞᱟᱹᱜᱤᱫ ᱟᱹᱰᱤ ᱢᱟᱨᱟᱝ ᱮᱴᱠᱮᱴᱚᱬᱮ ᱞᱮᱠᱟᱛᱮ ᱛᱤᱝᱜᱩ ᱠᱟᱱᱟ ᱾ ᱩᱱᱠᱷᱚᱱ ᱡᱮᱜᱮᱛ ᱵᱮᱣᱨᱟ ᱨᱮ ᱦᱩᱞᱟᱹᱪᱟᱢᱠᱟ ᱦᱟᱠᱟᱫᱼᱟᱭ, ᱱᱟᱹᱜᱟᱹᱨᱤᱭᱟᱹ ᱟᱨ ᱥᱚᱨᱠᱟᱨ ᱟᱜ ᱱᱚᱡᱚᱨ ᱦᱚᱸ ᱜᱚᱦᱚᱲ ᱤᱫᱤᱭᱟᱠᱟᱫᱼᱟᱭ ᱾ ᱡᱮᱜᱮᱛ ᱦᱚᱲᱢᱚᱥᱟᱶᱟᱨ ᱜᱟᱶᱛᱟ (WHO) ᱟᱜ ᱑᱑ ᱢᱟᱨᱪ ᱦᱤᱞᱚᱜ, COVID-19 ᱫᱚ ᱢᱟᱦᱟᱱᱟᱥ (pandemic) ᱢᱮᱱᱛᱮ ᱞᱟᱹᱭ ᱥᱟᱰᱮ ᱫᱚ ᱚᱱᱟ ᱨᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱯᱨᱚᱢᱟᱬ ᱠᱟᱱᱟ ᱾ ᱢᱤᱫ ᱢᱟᱦᱟᱱᱟᱥ ᱫᱚ ᱢᱟᱦᱟᱱᱟᱥ ᱞᱮᱠᱟᱛᱮ ᱜᱮ ᱞᱟᱹᱭ ᱜᱟᱱᱚᱜᱼᱟ, ᱡᱟᱦᱟᱸ ᱫᱚ ᱢᱟᱱᱢᱤᱭᱟᱜ ᱩᱭᱦᱟᱹᱨ ᱠᱷᱚᱱ ᱵᱟᱹᱲᱛᱤ ᱛᱟᱲ ᱛᱮ ᱯᱟᱥᱱᱟᱣᱜ ᱠᱟᱱᱟ, ᱟᱨ ᱱᱚᱶᱟ ᱴᱮᱠᱟᱣ ᱫᱟᱨᱟᱢ ᱨᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱨᱟᱱ ᱢᱩᱨᱜᱟᱱ ᱜᱮ ᱵᱟᱹᱱᱩᱜ ᱟᱱᱟ ᱾

ᱫᱤᱱᱤᱭᱟᱹ ᱡᱟᱠᱟᱛ ᱨᱮ ᱢᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱠᱚ ᱰᱚᱜᱚᱨᱤᱭᱟᱹ ᱟᱨ ᱑᱐᱐ ᱠᱷᱚᱱ ᱵᱟᱹᱲᱛᱤ ᱵᱟᱹᱲᱛᱤ ᱯᱟᱹᱨᱥᱤ ᱛᱮ ᱯᱟᱨᱥᱟᱞᱚᱜ ᱠᱟᱱ ᱡᱮᱡᱟᱹᱛᱤᱭᱟᱹᱨᱤ ᱱᱮᱴᱣᱟᱨᱠ ᱞᱮᱠᱟᱛᱮ, ᱜᱽᱞᱚᱵᱟᱞ ᱵᱷᱚᱭᱮᱥ ᱫᱚ ᱒᱐᱒᱐ ᱡᱟᱱᱩᱣᱟᱨᱤ ᱪᱟᱸᱫᱚ ᱠᱷᱚᱱ ᱱᱚᱶᱟ ᱠᱚ ᱵᱮᱣᱨᱟ ᱥᱟᱢᱴᱟᱣ ᱠᱟᱛᱮ ᱪᱤᱱ ᱨᱮ ᱱᱚᱶᱟ ᱠᱷᱚᱵᱚᱨ ᱯᱟᱥᱱᱟᱣ ᱞᱟᱹᱜᱤᱫ ᱮ ᱫᱷᱩᱨᱟᱹᱣ ᱞᱮᱱᱟ ᱾ COVID -19 ᱨᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱱᱟᱱᱟᱱᱦᱩᱱᱟᱹᱨ ᱦᱟᱞᱚᱛ ᱠᱚ ᱵᱟᱰᱟᱭ ᱚᱪᱚ ᱠᱚ ᱞᱟᱹᱜᱤᱫ ᱠᱚᱵᱷᱚᱨᱮᱡᱽ ᱵᱮᱱᱟᱣ ᱠᱮᱫᱼᱟᱭ ᱾ ᱢᱟᱦᱟᱱᱟᱥ ᱨᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱨᱩᱯ ᱧᱮᱞ ᱠᱟᱛᱮ ᱚᱱᱟ ᱠᱚ ᱟᱞᱜᱟ ᱴᱚᱴᱷᱟ ᱡᱟᱹᱱᱤ ᱧᱟᱢ ᱞᱟᱹᱜᱤᱫ ᱠᱚᱵᱷᱚᱨᱮᱡᱽ ᱨᱮᱱᱟᱜ ᱞᱮ ᱥᱟᱢᱴᱟᱣ ᱠᱮᱫᱼᱟ ᱾

ᱟᱞᱟᱮᱭᱟᱜ ᱡᱚᱥ, ᱠᱚᱵᱷᱤᱰ-᱑᱙ ᱵᱟᱵᱚᱫᱽ ᱠᱷᱚᱵᱚᱨ ᱠᱚ ᱢᱟᱹᱱᱢᱤᱭᱟᱜ ᱟᱹᱭᱫᱟᱹᱨ ᱞᱮᱠᱟᱛᱮ ᱟᱠᱚᱴᱷᱮᱱ ᱡᱚᱛᱷᱟᱛ ᱵᱣᱨᱟ ᱥᱮᱴᱮᱨᱚᱜ ᱢᱟ ᱾ ᱵᱟᱹᱲᱤᱡ ᱟᱨᱵᱟᱝ ᱮᱲᱮ ᱵᱮᱣᱨᱟ ᱛᱮ ᱟᱞᱚ ᱠᱚ ᱮᱲᱟᱣᱜ ᱢᱟ, ᱡᱟᱦᱟᱸ ᱫᱚ ᱢᱟᱹᱱᱢᱤ ᱠᱚ ᱞᱟᱹᱜᱤᱫ ᱮᱴᱠᱮᱴᱚᱬᱮᱭ ᱛᱮᱭᱟᱨ ᱫᱟᱲᱮᱭᱟᱜᱼᱟ ᱾ ᱚᱱᱟᱛᱮ ᱡᱮᱜᱮᱛ ᱨᱮ ᱟᱞᱮᱨᱤᱱ ᱯᱟᱹᱴᱷᱷᱣᱟᱹ ᱠᱚ ᱫᱤᱥᱟᱹ ᱠᱟᱛᱮ ᱱᱚᱶᱟ ᱞᱮ ᱥᱟᱯᱲᱟᱣ ᱠᱮᱫᱼᱟ ᱾ ᱫᱮᱞᱟ ᱥᱟᱱᱟᱢ ᱠᱚ ᱜᱮ ᱡᱚᱴᱷᱟᱛ ᱠᱷᱚᱵᱚᱨ ᱵᱚᱱ ᱵᱟᱰᱟᱭ ᱞᱮᱜᱮ ᱾

Global impact

Coronavirus and surveillance technology: How far will governments go?  (March 25, 2020)

World Health Organization officials criticized for ‘slow response’ and ‘pro-China’ bias as COVID-19 spreads across the world (March 1, 2020)

Central Asia and the Caucasus

Azerbaijan signals a lockdown and a crackdown in fight against coronavirus (March 24, 2020)

Turkmenistan fights coronavirus with (more) isolation and herbal remedies (March 18, 2020)

Central and Eastern Europe

Croatia's earthquake risk disrupting partial lockdown amid COVID-19 outbreak (March 23, 2020)

St Petersburg firm creates online bar for self-isolating Russians (March 19, 2020)

Czech Republic enters quarantine amid conflicting government directives (March 17, 2020)

Czech Republic introduces drastic measures to deter spread of COVID-19 (March 11, 2020)

Churches in Greece and North Macedonia refuse to modify rituals conducive to the spread of COVID-19 (March 10, 2020)

Coronavirus-related xenophobia spreads to Central and Eastern Europe (February 15, 2020)

East Asia and Oceania

Classified data shows that China's official figure of zero domestic COVID-19 cases excludes asymptomatic carriers (March 23, 2020)

Combating ‘fake news’ in the time of COVID-19 in Myanmar (March 23, 2020)

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: ‘…not only a city being locked down, but also our voices’ (March 21, 2020)

Study suggests that China could have prevented 95% of its coronavirus cases (March 16, 2020)

Japan resurrects ‘Amabie’, an old supernatural creature to fight COVID-19 (March 15, 2020)

China government spokesperson suggests on Twitter that COVID-19 may have originated in the United States (March 13, 2020)

Does Singapore's ‘top-down’ approach’ to handling COVID-19 deserve all the praise it's been getting? (March 13, 2020)

Campaign urging Wuhan residents to show gratitude to the Communist Party leadership in fighting COVID-19 backfires (March 9, 2020)

How Chinese social media platforms control information on COVID-19 (March 8, 2020)

China censors report of how China authorities hid COVID-19 genome sequence test result for 14 days (March 2, 2020)

Battered by criticism, Abe government scrambles to save Japan from COVID-19 (February 28, 2020)

Chinese censorship demonstrates it can afford the cost of the death of media (February 21, 2020)

Japan edges ever closer to a COVID-19 epidemic (February 18, 2020)

China travel ban heightens threats to Australia's trade, tourism and education sectors (February 18, 2020)

Positive energy floods Chinese social media as over 60,000 infected with COVID 2019 (February 16, 2020)

Is the coronavirus epidemic China's ‘Chernobyl moment'? (February 14, 2020)

#OustDuterte trends as Filipinos criticize the government's response to the coronavirus (February 13, 2020)

View our extensive coverage of the early stages of COVID-19 in China and East Asia here.

Latin America and the Caribbean

‘Protecting forests is crucial to cure pandemics’, indigenous leaders say (March 19, 2020)

Trinidad & Tobago closes its borders as COVID-19 cases double to four (March 16, 2020)

Trinidad & Tobago fight against COVID-19 puts emphasis on ‘personal responsibility’ (March 15, 2020)

New COVID-19 disaster area order places a Jamaica under quarantine, but ‘not under curfew’ (March 14, 2020)

With no officially confirmed cases, El Salvador locks itself down to prevent COVID-19 (March 14, 2020)

Trinidad & Tobago clamps down as two cases of COVID-19 are confirmed (March 14, 2020)

Life in the times of COVID-19: Jamaicans adjust their lifestyle as country records second case (March 12, 2020)

Caribbean tourism threatened by the region's first cases of COVID-19 (March 4, 2020)

A rash of ‘travel bans’ as the Caribbean gets serious about coronavirus (February 12, 2020)

South Asia

Maldives: Can a country so dependent on tourism afford a lockdown? (March 26, 2020)

India stays home for 14 hours in the fight against COVID-19 (March 22, 2020)

Quarantine woes in Bangladesh amid coronavirus fears (March 21, 2020)

Pakistan claims COVID-19 under control amidst rising figures (March 18, 2020)

Nepal postpones international events as fear of COVID-19 intensifies (March 10, 2020)

Bhutan deals with its first COVID-19 case by temporarily shutting down borders (March 6, 2020)

Pakistani students under lockdown in Wuhan are appealing for assistance (February 1, 2020)

Sub-Saharan Africa

Across Africa, COVID-19 heightens tension between faith and science (March 25, 2020)

As Ebola outbreak ends, coronavirus begins in DR Congo (March 22, 2020)

With no confirmed cases of COVID-19, Mozambique prepares for looming outbreak (March 20, 2020)

COVID-19 pandemic lays bare the political leadership deficit in Nigeria (March 20, 2020)

Nigeria enforces travel bans amid sloppy management of COVID-19 cases (March 19, 2020)

Tanzania tackles COVID-19 with strict measures to slow the spread (March 19, 2020)

COVID-19 in Africa: ‘Unprecedented levels of mobilization’ as nations brace for pandemic (March 14, 2020)

France24 headline about COVID-19 in Africa irks citizens as racist (March 4, 2020)

An Italian national is the index case patient of COVID-19 disease in Nigeria (February 28, 2020)

Here are useful sources of information, some regularly updated, to follow the impact of COVID-19: 

A map from Johns Hopkins University for a visual overview of the global spread of COVID-19. The BBC also provides a visual guide to the pandemic.

For proper use of terms associated with COVID-19, here is a comprehensive online dictionary.

Here is a comprehensive explainer by the BBC of COVID-19 symptoms and how to protect oneself. For more, there is also an online course to understand COVID-19.


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