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CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 PANADEMIC OUTBREAK
About Covid -19
Coronaviruses are a big derivation of dissimilar viruses that may develop an infection in animals or humans. In humans, various coronaviruses are the reasons to expand respiratory infections from the common cold to more extreme diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The latest discovered coronavirus causes Novel coronavirus disease also called (COVID-19).
Coronavirus Safety Points and Provisions
Life is nearly back to normal in most areas around the country. Nonetheless, please ensure that you stick to the precautions. The Coronavirus is not going away. It is here to stay. Protect yourself and others around you by knowing the facts and taking appropriate precautions. Most countries have seen cases of COVID-19 and many are experiencing outbursts. The supremacy of China and some other countries have succeeded in controlling their cases. However, the circumstances is unsure for the cases so keep updating yourself. Follow the advice provided by your local public health agencies. Here is what you need to do:
Wear a mask when you go out form your home. Face masks are a need of the pandemic era – a visual image for the tiny, unseen viral infections that could be lurking around any corner. You can also opt for a scarf or handkercheif to cover your face.
Social distancing is a very important change in behaviors for slowing or stopping the spread of virus infections especially for those who are at higher risk. Stay at least six feet away from others. Reduce your rate of contact with other people or the public unless necessary.
Wash hands habitually with soap or hand sanitizer and water for at least 20-30 seconds. Make sure to wash hands after and before touching your face, using the washroom, when you leave and return to your home, before preparing or eating food, etc.
Self-quarantine means to remove yourself from others and stay home as much as possible for that 14-day period. It is necessary to self-monitor if the person at risk of infection — even though the person still doesn’t have symptoms ― had a higher chance of exposure.
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.
The 1st case of the COVID-19 pandemic in India was reported on 30 January 2020, in the state of kerala, originating from China. The Indian administration has declared a lot of precautionary steps to reduce the entry and spread of coronavirus disease. A control room operational 24×7 to address queries has been launched.
We will not return to normal until a vaccine has been rolled out worldwide. At present, there is no vaccine or treatment for Novel coronavirus disease. Symptoms of a coronavirus generally go away on their own. If symptoms feel unfavorable than an ordinary cold, call your health professional.
Covid-19 Helpline Number Centre and States-wise in India.Novel coronavirus outbreak has seriously affected the lives of people all over the world with the national and state borders shut and lockdown forced beyond the country. The COVID-19 lockdown in India issued a sense of unreliability and fear among the people.
Comply Indian Government Guidelines
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the Indian Government Website and through your national and local public health authority. Our country around has seen cases of COVID-19 and experiencing outbreaks. Authorities in China and some other countries have succeeded in slowing their outbreaks. However, the situation is unpredictable so check regularly for the latest news on mygov.in.
Secure yourself and others from the outspread of COVID-19
You can lessen your risk of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some precautions:
- Habitually and properly scrub your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or rinse them with soap and water.
- Keep at least 1 metre (3 feet) space between yourself and others.
Keep away from congested places.
- Avoid touching your face especially eyes, nose and mouth.
- Ensure everyone around you are following good respiratory hygiene by covering mouth and nose with bent elbow or tissue when cough or sneeze and throw away the used tissue at once and wash hands.
- Stay home and self-isolate even with minimal symptoms such as cough, headache, mild fever, until you recover but if you have urgent need to leave your house, wear a mask to avoid infecting others.
- If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention by telephone in advance if possible and follow the directions of your local doctors/health authorities.
- Keep updated on the latest news from trusted sources, such as WHO, Indian Government or your local and national health authorities.
Indian Railways has taken the big decision to partially resume passenger train services among the ongoing nationwide lock down to control the Coronavirus panademic. Additional train services may be introduced in the future depending on the demand.
Ticket Booking Rules for Special Passengers
- Indian Railways opened the booking for its 15 special passenger trains.
- The special trains has started its operations from the New Delhi railway station to various parts of the country – Bilaspur, Ahmedabad, Jammu Tawi, Secunderabad, Madgaon, Howrah, Mumbai Central, Bengaluru, Chennai, Patna, Dibrugarh, Thiruvananthapuram, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Agartala.
- For the special passenger trains, tickets can be booked only on the IRCTC Website or the IRCTC Mobile App.
- No Passengers will be able to book tickets through any railway authorised agents.
- Moreover, ticket counters at railway stations will remain closed.
- The Advanced Reservation Period for these special trains is maximum of 7 days.
- There is no provision for tatkal tickets or premium tatkal tickets on these special trains for reserved passengers.
- Only confirmed tickets are booked.
- Booking of RAC (Reservation Against Cancellation)/Waiting list ticket and on board booking by ticket checking staff is not allowed by Indian Railways.
IRCTC Cancellation and Refund rules for Special Passenger Trains
- According to the Indian Railway Board, online cancellation of train tickets have permitted up to 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the special Indian Railways passenger train.
- The cancellation charges are 50% of the fare.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ appealed people to contribute on the government’s digital platform for those who are on the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
- The Prime Minister said, “the government has linked volunteers of various social organisations, representatives of the civil society and the local administration on the website covidwarriors.gov.in”.
- PM Modi remarked that in a less time, Doctors, Nurses, ASHA and Anganwadi workers, NCC and NSS and professionals from various fields are among the 1.25 crore people who have come together through this portal.
- He said, “They have made this portal their own… These people are contributing significantly towards preparation and implementation of a crisis-management plan”.
- “Even you can serve the nation by associating with covidwarriors.gov.in and become a Covid warrior. Every difficult situation, every battle gives us some lessons and teaches us something, open up directions of possibilities and guide us towards new goals”.
- Modiji also praised the billions of Indians and said: “India’s fight against corona is truly people-driven”.
- PM addressed, “It is being fought by the people and the administration in close collaboration. A vast country like India, which is struggling for development, fighting a decisive battle against poverty, this is the only option to win the war against corona”.
- “We are blessed that the whole country, with each of its citizen, is leading and fighting this war as soldiers”.