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The new entry in the coronavirus family of SARS-COV2 has caused rapid spreading disease of COVID-19. It is among the most rapidly spreading diseases on earth as named coronavirus disease 2019 by world health organization (WHO) was originated in Wuhan city of Hubei province of China. Then from then, it grappled the entire world and left no stone unturned in creating panic. The morphology of the virus as it is seen by researchers compelled them to name it as coronavirus as its shape resembles the crown. It is a rapidly evolving disease with almost 38 million people infected till mid-October and around 1 million dead due to virus complications. Initially, there was lesser known about the virus hence to contain the virus, various measures were employed, including non-pharmacological interventions like lockdowns, physical distancing and so on. Only the essential services were run by the professionals. In order to safeguard them against the virus, various measures were taken. PPE or personal protective equipment which were given to all those working to contain COVID-19. It is important to wear a PPE as it reduces the chance of contracting the virus drastically. It provided standard operating procedures has been followed. Utmost care should be given in order to maximize the benefit of PPE. Here in this article, we are going to give some overview of PPE.

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Covid-19 SARS-COV2 WHO PPE

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Madhavi Madhukar Narayane, Vaishali D Tendolkar, Ranjit Ambad, & Roshan Kumar Jha. (2020). Covid-19 and PPE. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL1), 1668-1672. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11iSPL1.4048