Coronavirus! The name itself has become a fear to all, be it the U.S or India. The nationwide lockdown has been increased to 3rd May 2020, which was hoped to end by 14th April 2020. The Coronavirus cases in India has a significant increase in the past few weeks.
As soon as people see the ray of hope with low confirmed cases, the next day results in darkness. It seems like COVID-19 is playing hide-n-seek with us!
One month ago, India wasn’t affected by the virus, the cases were notably low, and now according to the update from Union Health Ministry, the present active cases in India marks 21,393, and the death toll is 681. Among these, recovered cases are 4258 (As of 23rd April 2020, 8:00 AM)
After the 27 days of lockdown and the extension of it has made people anxious, and the day by day increase in the numbers is hitting the anxiety to another level. After looking at the state-wise coronavirus cases segregation, the leading state in Maharashtra with 5,652 cases and 269 casualties.
The table below shows the number of cases and casualties state-wise (as of 23rd April 2020):
|State||Confirmed Cases||Recovered||Deaths Reported|
|Jammu and Kashmir||407||92||5|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||18||11||0|
After looking at the table, when there are states like Maharashtra, Delhi, and Gujarat, where cases are on the upward push day by day. There are states like Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, etc. which are currently “coronavirus free.”
All over the world, confirmed coronavirus cases have been recorded at 26 million and death reports stand at 1.83 million.
Moreover, the WHO head warns the worst of a virus is still ahead.
Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus had an interview with reporters from WHO, Geneva, where he said, “Trust us. The worst is yet ahead of us; let’s prevent this tragedy. It’s a virus that many people still don’t understand.”
He never specified the reason behind the statement, why he believes that way! But he and other WHO officers, as previously stated, that the future spread may originate from Africa, where the healthcare system is far less developed.
The Situation in India Due to Coronavirus Cases:
The day by day increase in cases has led towards the new crisis of lack of hospital beds to admit patients, lack of hazmat suits, and N95 masks. Many national companies are offering help by starting the production of hazmat suits and masks.
Sad and inhuman headlines are securing the places. One of them is Doctors and Nurses getting beaten up by citizens while on testing. Another is religious meets, which worsens the situation. Despite strict regulation of section 144 on the entire nation, many groups gathered and the result reflected in the number of cases the next day.
Working from home, educating people, and helping needy has become the motto of almost all youngsters. While there is negativity around the world, positive thoughts still spread and do the good for people.
How is the Indian Government Stepping towards Coronavirus relief?
1. India’s spending on assessments crosses Rs 100 crore.
On average, a single coronavirus testing cost around Rs. 2500. So far, India has spent Rs. 100 crores on testing, which is great. These figures are estimated expenditures of state government and only take into account the reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests, which confirm the presence of the coronavirus.
According to ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research), the total COVID-19 test around the country was 401,586.
2. Gujarat hospital ties up with ICMR for plasma remedy.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Hospital of Gujarat has signed an MoU with ICMR stating the allowance to perform a study on safety and efficacy of convalescent plasma to limit coronavirus-associated complications on the suffering one.
3. COVID India Seva
The Union Health Minister of India, Harsh Vardhan, released an interactive platform to streamline the communication with millions of citizens during a pandemic, named as COVID India Seva.
The purpose of the initiative is to deliver transparent e-governance and answering the queries of citizens. You can post queries related to the current situation on @COVIDIndiaSeva and the answer will be given in almost real-time.
4. PM Cares Fund
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has handled the situation well and is going still the same. He addressed people for donations to PM Cares Fund, to help the needy ones and doctors in the current scenario. Even small donations are appreciated.
5. The Health Ministry issues guidelines for getting home the human remains of coronavirus patients.
The health ministry has always been one step ahead in taking the vital steps to stop the spread of COVID-19 from encouraging people to stay home to the intake of food that can increase your immunity. The AarogyaSetu App is developed to regulate the updates about the situation in nearby areas of the user.
Recently it issued the guidelines on getting the human stays of coronavirus at home. The instructions stated that it is not encouraged.
But is also stated in the issue that if the human remains of suspected or confirmed coronavirus cases arrive in India, it will need the death certificate mentioning the cause of death, ‘No Objection Certificate’ for the transportation of human remains by Indian missions, and Airport health authorities will affirm embalming certificate issued by an authorized agent.
It’s Time We Understand and Follow the Instructions:
When the Indian government is doing this much to save us, people, from getting affected and suffering. It’s time we should contribute to our nation as a responsible citizen. Contributing isn’t always monetary, help people around you with spreading the knowledge about the same. Try to stop the neighbors from going out, if they are!
Together we can win! It has always been this way, be it gaining the freedom or achieving the world cup. Stay home! Stay safe! And fight the crisis!
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