Corporates and entrepreneurs are coming forward to contribute to society in the wake of Corona Virus. Following are some of such initiatives:
The COVID 19 crisis is one of the toughest challenges we will face as a race. The Tata Trusts and the Tata group companies have in the past risen to the needs of the nation. At this moment, the need of the hour is greater than any other time. pic.twitter.com/y6jzHxUafM— Ratan N. Tata (@RNTata2000) March 28, 2020
1. Parle G - India
In times like this, we need to come together to fight for the well being of our people. Let us spread hope for a better tomorrow.— Parle-G (@officialparleg) March 25, 2020
#ParleG #IndiaFightsCorona #IndiaRunsOnHope #StayHomeStaySafe #SocialDistancing #FlattenTheCurve #JantaCurfew pic.twitter.com/nqwEuPdsFf
2. Tim Cook - USA
Proud to share we’ve been able to source 10M masks for the US and millions more for the hardest hit regions in Europe. Our ops teams are helping to find and purchase masks from our supply chain in coordination with governments around the world. pic.twitter.com/uTsA6eA5ks— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 25, 2020
-ITC sets up Rs 150 crores #COVID19 Contingency Fund for vulnerable sections of society.
Bajaj Group commits Rs. 100 crore for the fight against COVID-19
Bajaj Group commits Rs. 100 crore for the fight against COVID-19 pic.twitter.com/M7myGVrWtT— Bajaj Finserv (@Bajaj_Finserv) March 26, 2020
Pawan Kalyan tweeted about donating 1 crore to PM relief fund.
I will be donating Rs.1 crore to PM relief fund to support our https://t.co/83OmZ9biYX Sri @narendramodi ji,in turbulent times like this. His exemplary and inspiring leadership would truly bring our country from this Corona pandemic.— Pawan Kalyan (@PawanKalyan) March 26, 2020
Vedanta Chairman Anil Agarwal Pledges Rs 100 Crore For India’s Fight Against Coronavirus.
Actors which have come forward to contribute to the Covid causes are:
Vedanta Chairman Anil Agarwal Pledges Rs 100 Crore For India’s Fight Against Coronavirushttps://t.co/UT40fBWeff— Swarajya (@SwarajyaMag) March 22, 2020
This is that time when all that matters is the lives of our people. And we need to do anything and everything it takes. I pledge to contribute Rs 25 crores from my savings to @narendramodi ji’s PM-CARES Fund. Let’s save lives, Jaan hai toh jahaan hai. 🙏🏻 https://t.co/dKbxiLXFLS— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 28, 2020
Scenes from Janta Curfew:
Folks, I’m saying this again because it’s important. When #5baje5minute is over, PLEASE DON’T LEAVE HOME TO CELEBRATE/COLLECT IN GROUPS. Continue to show your gratitude to healthcare & frontline responders by making their burden less. It’s literally the best thing you can do🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/mnIa4rmIIa— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) March 22, 2020
Dear @narendramodi sir— 🇮🇳Sachin Dixit🇮🇳 (@Sachin_VKD) March 22, 2020
My 2 year son expressing gratitude 2 our heroes of this tough time@desimojito@BJP4India@smritiirani@pokershash@coolfunnytshirt#5baje5minute#JanataCurfew#jantacurfew22march #nationunites#JantaCurfewPledge #CoronavirusPandemic #SaluteCoronaFighters pic.twitter.com/tTbP2WAy1e
Thank you PM @narendramodi ji for leading us.— Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) March 22, 2020
Thank you doctors, medical staff and all officials for protecting us.
Thank you citizens of India for uniting against #CaronaVirus#JantaCurfew #5baje5minute #clapforourcarers #Shankh #Covid_19india #clapping pic.twitter.com/CmXVnfJjgJ
Prime Minister called for #JantaCurfew on Sunday - 22nd March 2020 to ensure that Social Distancing is practiced nation-wide and at 5 PM to clap and cheer out of their balconies to appreciate the tireless efforts made by doctors and all officials who are tackling Corona Virus spread across India.
Minute precautions can make monumental impacts and save many lives.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 21, 2020
Saw this interesting video on social media. If you have such videos that can educate people and spread awareness on battling COVID-19, please do so using #IndiaFightsCorona. pic.twitter.com/OfguKRMs1g
On Twitter, The Prime Minister of India have invited leaders of SARRC countries to chalk out a strong strategy to fight Coronavirus and suggested to use video conferencing as the medium to do so in order to identify ways to keep respective citizens healthy.
With that, Prime Minister of Bhutan and leaders of Afghans, Maldives, Sri Lanka and others replied on Twitter in affirmative tone.
This is what we call leadership. As members of this region, we must come together in such times. Smaller economies are hit harder, so we must coordinate. With your leadership, I have no doubt we will see immediate and impactful outcome. Looking forward to the video conference. https://t.co/2RnokAJQOs— PM Bhutan (@PMBhutan) March 13, 2020
Coordinated Sanitisation drives are being conducted across India. With lesser people out on streets, it has made it easier for authorities to perform sanitisation activities more efficiently.
Thank you for the great initiative Shri @narendramodi - #LKA is ready to join the discussion & share our learnings & best practices and to learn from other #SAARC members. Let’s unite in solidarity during these trying times and keep our citizens safe. https://t.co/fAiT5w3O8D— Gotabaya Rajapaksa (@GotabayaR) March 13, 2020
Sanitisation drives are going on across India by government authorities:Gujarat/ Ahmedabad
whole Gujarat all city’s sanitization starts...no one on roads except health workers pic.twitter.com/WXFDGG0ekF— Krishna (@karan_Bharwad01) March 22, 2020
Massive sanitization drive undertaken in Pune with medicine laced high pressure water @OfficeofUT is doing a great job for #Maharashtra though its very challenging for such a busy state— RK (@RK_Insight) March 22, 2020
Apart from #maharashtralockdown he has announced stimulus package
Taali bajana to banta hai pic.twitter.com/d3OPQz9h5H
Sanitisation drive in Lucknow
While the #Nation is observing #jantacurfew to curb #COVIDー19 in #India, the #PMRDA #FireDepartment is on their toes running a massive sanitisation drive in #Pune.We salute the fire department for this great initiative.#StayHomeStaySafe, maintain social distancing. #FightCorona pic.twitter.com/oaEs8FHMGi— Safe Kids Foundation (@SafeKidsIndia) March 22, 2020
Deep cleaning of Trains is being done
Trolley sanitization at MIA pic.twitter.com/wHkKiAzDS6— AAI,MangaloreAirport (@aaimlrairport) March 21, 2020
Sanitisation taking place across India
Deep-Cleaning a Train: About 16,000 litres of cleaning agents and a trainful of resolve is what it takes to corona-proof the Indian Railways and its 54,000 coaches. #IndiaFightsCoronahttps://t.co/Fni3dR0gTi— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) March 22, 2020
Sanitisation drive in Parliament
As the cities and street are vacant. Corporation of City took this opportunity to spray disinfectant throughout the city under supervision of @BenakeAnil.— •Belagavi News||बेलगावि समाचार||ಬೆಳಗಾವಿ ಸುದ್ದಿ• (@belagavi_news) March 22, 2020
Have a Look.
We thank the workers and employees of CCB for their Noble Act of Sanitization.#Belagavi #JantaCurfewMarch22 pic.twitter.com/12zVcKthvS
Sanitization is the first step towards prevention of spread of #Coronavirus. Our staff at HPCL Retail Outlets follow protocols and cleanliness to ensure safety of our costumers. Let’s fight against this contagion together. Stay clean. Stay safe!#IndiaAgainstCorona pic.twitter.com/xoB6OcCARI— Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (@HPCL) March 20, 2020
India has capacity to conduct 70,000tests per week as tweeted by Dr. Piyush Goyal.
'I am enemy of the society; I would not stay home' - read the pamphlets handed over by Uttar Pradesh Police to the people who were found wandering unnecessarily on streets during #JantaCurfew in #Bareilly yesterday. #CoronavirusPandemic pic.twitter.com/qnKfdnEYEB— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 23, 2020
City civic body, police and health officials stamped about 10,000 people on home quarantine in Bengaluru in the last two days, amid rising Coronavirus positive cases.
हमारे पास COVID19 के 70 हजार टेस्ट प्रति सप्ताह करने की क्षमता है 🔬— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) March 24, 2020
जबकि अन्य देशों में यह क्षमता कुछ इस तरह है:
💉 111 Govt. labs across India are functional for #COVID19 testing. pic.twitter.com/hZlURsi5nA
City civic body, police and health officials stamped about 10,000 people on home quarantine in Bengaluru in the last two days, amid rising Coronavirus positive cases#COVID19 #CoronavirusUpdate https://t.co/gIBPdQ3ZAc— Livemint (@livemint) March 24, 2020
Shahdara District police salutes to all those persons who are working to fight corona epidemic by blowing sirens and clapping.@DelhiPolice @splcpnorthdelpo @CPDelhi @LtGovDelhi pic.twitter.com/5QOdj7YVGv— DCP SHAHDARA (@DCPSHAHDARA) March 22, 2020
Since panic because of Corona Virus is high amongst Children, it is important to share credible information with them. For this reason, the Government of India has released a comic, titled 'Kids, Vaayu and Corona' to help spread awareness about COVID-19 which has already claimed over 4,000 lives around the world.
Link to the Comic: http://www.mohfw.gov.in/Corona_comic_PGI.pdf
Indian Railways are sanitising the local trains. Below is the tweet about cleaning process taken up by Mumbai Locals:
Also all other trains! pic.twitter.com/No7iMVd5po— Rajendra B. Aklekar (@rajtoday) March 13, 2020
India has categorised masks and sanitizers under Essential Commodities Act. States can ask manufacturers to enhance their production capacity of these items to make the supply chain smooth.
#BREAKING: India declares masks and sanitizers under Essential Commodities Act. States can ask them to enhance their production capacity of these items to make the supply chain smooth. pic.twitter.com/nNMZwpbzsX— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) March 13, 2020
1. Firstly, despite sharing a border of 3,488 kilometres with China, India has only reported 78 cases and 1 death- compare that with 596 cases and 8 deaths in the UK.— Shacind Ananthan (@shacindananthan) March 13, 2020
2. India is the only country in the world to evacuate its citizens 6 times (and counting) and evacuated the most
number of foreign nationals.— Shacind Ananthan (@shacindananthan) March 13, 2020
3. The Indian Air Force evacuated a total of 723 Indians, 37 foreign nationals from Wuhan. India evacuated 119 Indians and 5 foreign nationals from Japan.
IAF also evacuated 58 Indian pilgrims from Iran on the 10th of March. Total: 900 Indians and 48 foreign nationals.— Shacind Ananthan (@shacindananthan) March 13, 2020
4. India is leading the fight against COVID-19 in the South Asian region, offering diplomatic, humanitarian and medical assistance to its neighbours.
5. A total of 56 Virus Research Diagnostic Laboratories (VRDLs) have been set up in India to test its citizens as well as foreign citizens in a record time, with a plan to build 56 more VRDLs in the next month. This insane level of efficiency hasn't caught the eye of the media.— Shacind Ananthan (@shacindananthan) March 13, 2020
6. India currently has one of the world’s most efficient and reliable testing systems, reducing the time taken to get test results back from 12-14 hours to four hours. US health officials have admitted that their system is failing and has testing has been very sluggish— Shacind Ananthan (@shacindananthan) March 13, 2020
7. As a result, from Iran, Afghanistan up to Timor Leste, countries in Asia have been requesting India to help set up testing facilities in their countries.— Shacind Ananthan (@shacindananthan) March 13, 2020
8. India has sent 6 top scientists to set up a make-shift lab and testing facility in Iran to test 6000 of its citizens
because Iranian officials refused to test Indians due to their high load. India plans to send 3 more airplanes in the next week to airlift its citizens.— Shacind Ananthan (@shacindananthan) March 13, 2020
9. India has provided 15 tonnes of medical assistance comprising masks, gloves and other emergency medical equipment to China.
10. India has sent Maldives a 14 member medical team comprising of pulmonologists, anaesthetists, physicians & lab technicians and also a large composite of COVID-19 medical relief to assist Maldives health authorities.— Shacind Ananthan (@shacindananthan) March 13, 2020
11. India has screened 1,057,506 people from 30 airports
and 77 seaports.— Shacind Ananthan (@shacindananthan) March 13, 2020
12. India has suspended all visas to India as well as visa-free travel facility for OCI cardholders. It has closed its border with Myanmar. The Indian nationals coming from COVID-19 hit nations after 15 February will be quarantined for 14 days. This in contrast
with the UK with far more cases but no quick action whatsoever.— Shacind Ananthan (@shacindananthan) March 13, 2020
13. India has the world’s biggest state-sponsored health assurance scheme, covering over 500 million beneficiaries (approximately 8 times the size of the UK).
14. Indian drug prices are among the cheapest in the
world. Medbelle ranks India as one of the five countries with the lowest median prices for drugs around the world due to an elaborate price control mechanism for drugs and the government’s Jan Aushadi project to provide cheap affordable medicines to the poor.— Shacind Ananthan (@shacindananthan) March 13, 2020
15. China had silenced the doctor who identified COVID-19 and he died 6 weeks later. China let this brew. On the other hand, when Nipah virus was found in India in 2018, 3 doctors identified it and authorities immediately reported it to WHO. 2000 quarantined and 17 died in total.— Shacind Ananthan (@shacindananthan) March 13, 2020
India would have NEVER allowed it to become a pandemic.— Shacind Ananthan (@shacindananthan) March 13, 2020
The Indian civilization, being one of the most advanced in the world, has been way ahead of its time with gifting the world the Namaste- which is now propagated by every world leader. Ancient India idealised vegetarianism
and expounded Ayurveda, and as a result, did not come in contact with any serious threat from plagues/ diseases in its millenniums of existence. India NEVER created any pandemic in the history of its existence.— Shacind Ananthan (@shacindananthan) March 13, 2020
You are highly misinformed, Mr. O’Neill.
Jai Hind 🇮🇳
Karthik Aaryan spoke about Social Distancing in his own style which was shared by the Prime Minister himself.
The young actors have something to say..— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 20, 2020
Its time to be 'Zyada Savdhan' and do 'Corona ka Punchnama'! #IndiaFightsCorona https://t.co/drEZc4ySZMhttps://t.co/KbQaDg7a5Nhttps://t.co/1RjvF70jJlhttps://t.co/nwIES94SDD
Hyderabad Traffic Police is holding placards asking citizens to support JantaCurfew. Salute the efforts of our officials.
This is how #Hyderabad looks like. Traffic Police holding placards asking citizens to support #JantaCurfew . Fairly empty streets, so far. #CoronaChainScare #CoronaUpdatesInIndia #Telangana pic.twitter.com/S09LjdZyxv— Rishika Sadam (@RishikaSadam) March 22, 2020
And if you are wondering how are doctors screening the international passengers, one tweet seemed to have shared a photograph of a physician.
My physician wife (screening passengers at Delhi Airport) is one amongst millions who are in the front line fighting this war. Proud of each and every one of them. #CoronavirusPandemic #IndiaFightCorona #CoronaUpdatesInIndia pic.twitter.com/erDkwzINZF— Shenoy Robinson M.D. (@ShenoyRobinson) March 22, 2020
Indian citizens are following the call of Prime Minister of India and the streets are empty and are being cleaned by the officials. Salute to the citizens and the government.
Updates from Indore:
Indore Municipal Corporation is spraying herbal disinfectant on all public places with the help of two drones and hundreds of other machines to fight #COVID19outbreak @Secretary_MoHUA @CMMadhyaPradesh @pnarahari @MoHUA_India @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/odmDFCpWUn— Asheesh Singh (@AsheeshSinghIAS) March 21, 2020
We came across a tweet storm by a 19 year old Indian who has compiled a bunch of tweets stating the accomplishments of India in controlling the COVID-19 and saving her citizens by bringing them from foreign lands.
Government of India have evacuated thousands of Indians from different countries including the most recent case below:
1) 263 Indian Students from Italy on 22-March.
JANTA CURFEW SCENES -
#JantaCurfew This is Marathahalli bridge right now! Thank You Bangaloreans! For responding to PM @narendramodi call.— Shannu Kaw (@ShannuKaw) March 22, 2020
(If u are not from Bangalore, you won't appreciate what a miracle this is) pic.twitter.com/ejfeLZIoLR
Only one person in #India has the ability to bring whole nation together (except some morons) on any specific day at any specific time. That's our Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Learn how #India is battling the major fight with COVID-19 here: http://www.myglobalodyssey.com/coronavirus-indias-achievements-battling-coronavirus-covid-19-year-2020
Indian Corporates and entrepreneurs are coming ahead to contribute to the society and collectively help battle with Corona.
Some major updates:
1. Godrej have decided to reduce the price of protekt sanitizer (50 ml bottle) from Rs 75 to Rs 25. Link: https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/godrej-consumer-products-begin-reducing-prices-of-hand-sanitisers/article31134427.ece
2. Statement by Mr. Anand Mahindra -
Going by various reports from epidemiologists, it is highly likely that India is already in Stage 3 of transmission.— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) March 22, 2020
—Cases could rise exponentially with millions of casualties, putting a huge strain on medical infrastructure (1/5)
—To help in the response to this unprecedented threat, we at the Mahindra Group will immediately begin work on how our manufacturing facilities can make ventilators.— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) March 22, 2020
—At Mahindra Holidays, we stand ready to offer our resorts as temporary care facilities. (3/5)
—We will encourage associates to voluntarily contribute to the Fund. I will contribute 100% of my salary to it & will add more over the next few months. I urge all our various businesses to also set aside contributions for those who are the hardest hit in their ecosystems (5/5)— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) March 22, 2020
TRAVEL UPDATE -
Delhi metros won't be operation until 31st March -
LOCKDOWN UPDATE -
Lockdown will be imposed from tomorrow in 15 districts of Uttar Pradesh - Agra, Lucknow, Gautam Budh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Moradabad, Varanasi, Lakhimpur Khiri, Bareilly, Azamgarh, Kanpur, Meerut, Prayagraj, Aligharh, Gorakhpur & Saharanpur: CM Yogi Adityanath #Coronavirus pic.twitter.com/lMAYvPRkEH— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 22, 2020
India is a country of a billion and still managed to have one of the lowest rates of Corona positives. Here we are attempting to highlight how Indian government is battling it out outright. India needs more isolation beds than hospital beds right now which is easier to achieve. UP is ramping up the isolation beds to 10,000 beds.
WHO: Exceptionally important that countries like India lead the way in showing the world what can be done to save lives. India led the world in eradicating two silent killers - Small Pox and Polio. India gifted that to the world. India has tremendous capacities.
#BREAKING: WHO: Exceptionally important that countries like India lead the way in showing the world what can be done to save lives. India led the world in eradicating two silent killers - Small Pox and Polio. India gifted that to the world. India has tremendous capacities. pic.twitter.com/mmIfFDUgEq— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) March 23, 2020