Precautions and prevention taken by the government.
It’s not been much time when we first read about COVID-19 emanating from China. A virus that largely affected the country and forced the government to shut down all businesses, people being locked down in their houses, thousand of confirmed cases and scores of death.
In no time, it became a global pandemic and now India is fighting with COVID-19. It’s been months since it began with no signs of possible vaccination or medicine yet although the clinical trials has started.
When coronavirus appeared in India.
The first case of Coronavirus was reported on 30th January 2020 in Kerala, a person returned from Wuhan, China.
Soon it spread all over in Karnataka, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bihar, Punjab, Andra Pradesh, Rajasthan and now West-Bengal.
India initially successfully managed to rein in Coronavirus to spread out but all went in vain when on 3rd March, a 69 years old Italian who visited Rajasthan carried the virus with himself and single-handedly helped the virus to find 16 new Italian hosts along with one Indian driver.
Initially, people were found infected by COVID-19 in Delhi, Hyderabad, Orissa and other states who returned from Italy, Japan, China, Thailand, Dubai and Bangkok.
Preventive measures India has taken against CoronaVirus
Social media especially Twitter, Facebook, TikTok is flooded with articles, links, videos and photos of coronavirus.
Where songs and jokes related to coronavirus are getting viral on one hand, on the other, fear is increasing while reading the reports of COVID-19.
World second largest population has succeeded as of now in controlling the outbreak of COVID-19 and compared to the population, the cases are really less.
Although India has managed to control the spread, health experts presume that there might be many undetected cases.
Ban to international travels.
India was one of the first nations to take the vital step of shutting down its borders.
All visas travelling to and from China or other countries have been cancelled.
All visas are being suspended issued to the nationals of Italy, Iran, Japan, South Korea etc.
The body-temperature is being checked in certain offices like Bombay-stock exchange or people travelling internally even by train or cars.
Almost in all the airports, seaports and borders, thermal screening is installed.
Also, the other factor to worry about the attitude and mentality of we Indians, as we like to avert the situation until the worst arrives.
Evacuation from countries
Soon after COVID-19 spread, India evacuated its citizens from China, Maldives, Iran and other countries.
As per reports from Economic Times, railways has cancelled 76 trains as a precaution as well as due to low occupancy.
Not just humans Corona Virus hits Start-ups
Corona Virus has hit many small businesses as they have come under the grip of it.
As RoMi Business English Online classes are only designed for Chinese professionals. Hence the platform provides, free live online classes through WeChat or skype.
Similarly other Educational platforms like Byju’s, Vedantu_learn are offering the same.
Work from Home
Many multi-national companies like Nutanix, Capgemini, Infosys, Wipro have globally restricted the travel of employees and have regulated work from home.
Similarly, other companies in Bangalore have strictly regulated work @ home till 31st March as per the Karnataka government policy, a new era is brought by Corona where companies were asked to adopt the culture.
Work from home is actually a problem for many companies as they don’t have proper software and apps to provide easy access to all employees.
India is not only about IT companies, but the vast majority of people also work in unorganized sectors and MSME’s like small firms, shops, delivery businesses like Zomato, Swiggy, Dunzo etc. or run small businesses.
As the market has gotten slow and almost shut due to the fear and tremor of COVID-19 it’s breaking the spine of the business health.
Sales employees are under enhanced pressure due to the financial year-end as travelling or meetings has been restricted, again the new form of work has made the work more difficult hence creating a lot of pressure of meeting the targets along with the hard push created by the bosses.
All educational places closed
Schools, colleges, universities, coaching institutes are closed till 31st March.
Entertainment hubs closed
Almost all the tourist spots, pubs, bars, malls, cinema halls are shut down as per the government’s regulation.
Even Goa has shut down all its casinos, multiplexes clubs and bars.
Sports have been cancelled or postponed.
As multiplex and cinema halls are closed, it results in a huge loss to the entertainment industry. The movies which have already released are bearing losses and others have postponed their release dates.
All public gatherings are avoided, weddings and other functions are being cancelled.
Religious places closed
Most of the famous and well-known temples like Iskon temple, Siddhi Vinayaka temple, Mumbai and others are closed to avoid spreading of the COVID-19.
Churches, mosques, temples, gurdwaras and other religious places are cancelling general prayers meet, worship services, closing religious schools.
Film and television shootings might stop due to Coronavirus.
Bad news for cricket lovers, IPL has been shifted to 15th April and now FWICE is considering to stop the shootings of films and television shows as well.
Contactless food delivery
Zomato & swiggy has come up with contactless food delivery for safety measures.
Also, the platforms are trying to guarantee that all the food-partners follows the safety and hygiene guidelines.
According to current states by India, more than 7447 confirmed cases and the death toll have now reached 239.
To support the government’s initiative and for our own safety, we must follow the instructions provided to avoid getting infected or spreading COVID-19.
Avoid mass gatherings, use sanitizers and wash your hands in short intervals. Not only disinfect your hands but also your mobiles, laptops with sanitizers. The virus remains alive for 17 hours in the mobile screen.
Avoid mass gatherings, don’t touch your face after coming in contact with susceptible compromised surfaces like public door handles, lift buttons and remember the most important part- flatten the curve, maintain social distancing and break the chain.