The outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) which originated in Wuhan, China  has been declared as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) by the World Health Organization (WHO). At the time of writing the article , there w approximately 71,811 confirmed cases, and 1,775 deaths globally due to this deadly virus (1).

The current outbreak, and its infectiousness, has created flutters of apprehension throughout the world. Like the previous pandemic threats, it stands to reason that there might be adverse impacts on the mental health of the affected people, their family members, community members, and the health professionals treating people infected with the virus.

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