Coronavirus (COVID-19), A Global Pandemic that is That Has Put the World on Halt!
Everyone around the world is or has already felt the impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) regardless of where they are. As of today, there is no single person who isn’t thinking of what to do in order to stay safe from this deadly virus.
What is the history of Corona Virus?
According to expert Pathologists, Corona Virus (COVID-19) is not an entirely new virus at all but rather just a new strain that has evolved from the other viruses which have existed before such as MARS and SERS although it has claimed to be more serial killer than the latter 2 combined given the number of fatalities it has claimed in its wake which is now staggering close to the 5000 mark. The history of Coronavirus can be traced from the Chinese province of Wuhan where it was first recorded amongst seafood market vendors in the city’s seafood market. COVID-19 is believed to have originated from animals then it passed onto humans and now it can be transmitted from human to human.
What are the signs and Symptoms of Corona Virus?
The signs and symptoms of Coronavirus are no different from the signs of common flu or cold and these include
- Shortness or difficulty in breathing
- Muscle pain
Which people are at risk of contracting Corona Virus?
According to health experts, everyone is at risk of acquiring the virus however the people who are the most risk of getting Coronavirus are people of older age and with weak immune systems are the ones who have the highest chances of contracting this deadly virus
Is there a medicine for Corona Virus?
No, As of today, scientists say there is no proper medicine for Coronavirus since it’s a first a new viral strain and it’s a pneumonia virus which pretty much renders ineffective all the current anti-biotics available on the market.
What is the global update on Corona Virus infections?
Global updates of Coronavirus are always changing given the fact that there are new infections and recoveries each passing minute. However, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) report on the Corona Virus infections since the declaration of the COVID-19 outbreak on 31 December 2020, a total of over 134000 cases, including close to 5000 deaths (case fatality ratio 3.4%), have been reported globally. As of 11th March 2020, over 110 countries & territories have reported laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases
What are the latest updates of Coronavirus in Africa?
Corona Virus in Africa is still very minimal since the last & for over the past 2 months Africa has pretty much remained largely free from the virus however during this month of March, the virus has made its debut on the African continent and it has now manifested in over 14 African countries as we speak Africa today as these include Nigeria, Algeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia, Togo, Egypt, DRC, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Morocco according to results published the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa. Many African countries which include Uganda, Rwanda Tanzania and many others are yet to register any confirmed case of Coronavirus within their territories.
How many cases of Coronavirus are there in Congo?
Coronavirus in Congo is very minimal and as of today, Congo has only one register case of Coronavirus and this was detected in the Port city of Kinshasa which is over a 1000km away from Eastern parts of Congo which are visited by tourists during their Congo safaris
Are there any measures undertaken by the government to Control the Outbreak of Corona Virus in Congo?
As the government ready’s itself to combat Coronavirus in case there is an outbreak, several measures have been put in place to ensure that the general population is safe from the spread. Some of these include the following.
- Mandatory screening of all people entering the country at all official major airports.
- Sensitizing the public to do thorough hand washing with soap and this
- Sensitization of the general public about the symptoms of Coronavirus and encouraging people to report of suspected cases of Coronavirus to the nearest general hospitals for testing.
- Avoid unnecessary body contacts such as hugging, handshaking, kissing which may aid the spread of the virus
- Virunga Foundation has also allowed who wish to have their gorilla permits rescheduled to freely do so for a period of upto 2 years so as you don’t lose your chance to visit Congo.
However, Congo is not new to cases of an outbreak of epidemic diseases and more than once the Congolese health officials have fought and worn against deadly disease outbreaks such as Ebola & Cholera, this, therefore, makes us confident that even when Coronavirus gets here, it will be well managed Congo health sector that has a quite an impressive record of handling deadly outbreaks.
Is it Safe to visit Congo for a Congo Safari Tour Now?
Yes, you can still safely visit Congo and indulge yourself in an epic Congo tour experience since the Congo Tourism sector under its various agencies and authorities that govern tourism in Congo such Virunga Foundation and many others have come up with several measures to ensure that tourists who visit Congo remain safe and also keeping the safety of animals and the measures c
Why should I visit Congo?
Congo is a great destination to visit if you are interested in enjoying a great encounter with the magical gorillas. Congo is one of the 3 countries that is famous for being home to the magical and endangered Eastern mountain gorillas that are found in the Virunga Massif which is shared by 2 other countries of Rwanda and Uganda. These gorillas can also be found in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park which is home to over 459 gorillas with 19 habituated gorilla families. A Congo gorilla safari takes you to the Virunga National Park which is home to 8 habituated gorilla families. Still while in Virunga National Park, you have an opportunity to engage in an epic Hiking adventure to the summit of the Nyiragongo peak. On the summit of this peak you get to encounter the world’s biggest lava lake which gives you an insight of what happens hundreds of miles below our feet as you get to see red hot magma churning creating a picturesque moment that will forever be immortalized in your memory.
Unlike Rwanda and Uganda which are only home to the mountain gorillas alone, Congo has also the eastern lowland gorillas which are found in the Kahuzi Biega National Park. A Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Biega National Park gives you an encounter with any of the 3 gorilla families that are found here.
Would you like to visit Congo during your Africa safari adventure?
At Wild Gorilla Safaris, we strive to meet all your Africa safari needs as we have got virtually all the safari packages that will give you a memorable Africa safari experience. For anyone interested in Congo safaris we have quite a number of Congo gorilla safaris that take you on an adventure to Congo and these include a 3 Days Congo gorilla safari to Virunga National Park, 3 days Lowland Congo gorilla safari to Kahuzi Beiga National Park, 5 Days Congo Gorilla & Nyiragongo hike safari and a 7 days Congo gorilla Nyiragongo Safari to Virunga Np & Kahuzi Biega Np
We can also ably give you an amazing Uganda experience with our wide range of Uganda wildlife safari packages that have got you covered when it comes to encounters of Uganda’s savanna wildlife. These packages can always be customized to meet your desired number of days you have and the destination you would like to visit on your Uganda safari tour. If you’ve got only a few days, then choose from our short Uganda wildlife safaris which run from 2 days to 5 days such as 2 days Uganda wildlife safari to Murchison falls or 5 days Uganda wildlife safari with chimpanzees and many more. For those that have got more than 5 days, then I suggest pick from our compressive long Uganda wildlife safaris that run from 6 days to as many as 21 days such as
On top of an epic Uganda safari adventure to many of these savanna parks, you have an opportunity to encounter mountain gorillas. Yes, a Uganda gorilla tour experience is very possible when you visit gorilla trekking Uganda destinations Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. A Uganda gorilla safari to any of these parks gives you an opportunity to meet any of the 19 gorilla families that have been habituated to give you nothing but the ultimate Uganda gorilla tours experience, you can ever think of!
If you’re interested Uganda gorilla safaris these are available in both short Uganda gorilla safari packages such as 3 days gorilla tours in Bwindi and 4 days Bwindi gorilla tour and wildlife in Lake Mburo. There are also long Uganda gorilla tours that run from 6 days to as many as 18 days while featuring many other things along the way to the gorillas. After a magical gorilla tour in Uganda, you can always visit Lake Bunyonyi Uganda and enjoy the stunning views of this magical lake. A visit to Lake Bunyonyi gives you an opportunity to experience a boat ride on Africa’s second deepest lake.
Rwanda is also another gorilla destination you wouldn’t want to miss out on, hence if you are planning for a Rwanda gorilla safari package, check out some of our Rwanda gorilla tours packages which also come in form of short Rwanda gorilla gorilla safaris for those that have got only a few days in Rwanda but those that have got more days, then Long Rwanda gorilla trekking safari packages will do you good as they also give you a chance to visit other Rwanda safari attractions.