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Covid-19 is an outbreak of a severe acute respiratory disorder which emerged in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. Since then the virus has spread to many countries and has become and pandemic. The mortality rate of the disease is very high but it varies from country to country depending on the medical facilities and the observance of isolation among the population. As the disease is very contagious many different treatment modalities have been tried. The therapeutic methods which are used are Ayurvedic and homeopathic along with that some Allopathic drugs are also used. Ayurvedic and homeopathy were found to be useful in asymptomatic patients rather than symptomatic patients. The drug which is used for treatment is antiviral drugs, protease inhibitors, antimalarial drugs, and neuraminidase inhibitors. But most promising results were obtained by using hydroxychloroquine, thus many countries are using this drug for treatment. Research related to vaccine development is still in progress. but there is still an absence of data regarding the effectiveness of these methods. Clinical trials need to be performed to prove the drug or the measure effective. While the search for a vaccine is still underway, preventive measures should be taken to curb the chain of infection. This includes the use of face mask, washing hands frequently, at least 1meter distance while in public places. This Literature review summarizes all the measures that have been used for the treatment of COVID 19 pandemic all around the world.
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