The government trained programs to research Corona research and supply new ideas. The Higher Education Commission has set up a program in which universities, research institutes, individuals and companies will be invited.
The virus has undergone genetic changes due to local conditions and the process is still underway, knowing the sequence of genetic changes will help in the diagnosis, treatment, and vaccination of the corona, in this case, the prevalent virus Detection of the genome sequences is considered an important breakthrough; research is still underway and requires some time to complete.
Higher Education Commission(HEC) Proposals about Novel Coronavirus
The program will welcome tools, research and new ideas for the diagnosis, treatment or reduction of the corona virus.
Send your proposal to HEC, Deadline is April 3, Under this program, the best ideas senders will be called and asked to work. Those working on the best projects will be given Rs.5 lakh to Rs 1 crore.
Determining the sequence of the virus is an important step forward, which will greatly help in the development and treatment of the vaccine. Although this is an early but very important phase of research, there are still several stages to be researched.
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds, and respiratory tract infections in humans. Typically, these infections are mild but rarer forms such as the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) can be lethal.
The current coronavirus outbreak, recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This virus has been shown to have a close genetic similarity to bat coronaviruses, which are thought to have been its likely origin.
COVID-19 seems to be spread in a similar way to cold and flu bugs, through droplets created when a person coughs or sneezes being left on surfaces, which are then touched by other people and spread the disease further. At present, whilst COVID-19 appears to be more contagious than SARS or MERS, the fatality rate is relatively low (around 3%) when compared with MERS (34%) and SARS (10%), with early data suggesting the elderly and those with underlying health conditions are at a higher risk.
The health, welfare, and safety of students and staff is the number one priority for the University. The University is taking a number of steps to safeguard our community.