The (COVID-19) coronavirus disease 19 is a highly transmittable and pathogenic viral infection that is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which has recently emerged in Wuhan province of China and rapidly spread throughout the world. Though the intermediate source of origin and its transfer to humans is not very well known, but the fast human to human transfer has been confirmed widely. There is no clinically approved antiviral drug or vaccine developed so far to be used against COVID-19. In the current review, we summarize and comparatively analyse the deadly virus and how it poses a constant threat to sub continental nations especially India. A number of ecological interventions are also suggested to protect humans and keep the virus carrying bats at a distance.