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Model Earth Syst Environ. 2021 Sep 23:1-12. doi: 10.1007/s40808-021-01280-8. Online ahead of print.
In this paper, a compartmental model is proposed to study the dynamics of COVID-19 pandemic caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the role of media in controlling this ongoing infection. Model includes implementation of media awareness as a control measure to mitigate the spread of the disease. In the proposed model, we have divided the total human population into four sub-classes, namely susceptibles, asymtomatic infectives, aware susceptibles and symptomatic infectives (or Isolated infectives which are under treatment/hospitalized) incorporating classes representing cumulative density of virus and media alert. The important mathematical features of the model are thoroughly investigated. The endemic equilibrium is found to be locally asymptotically stable as well as non-linearly asymptotically stable with certain conditions. Numerical simulations are also carried out in support of the analytical results and to show the effects of certain key parameters.