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Category: COVID-19

Karnataka: if you are in quarantine, don’t move your mobile phone

Firstly, let me express deep sense of appreciation to officials of Karnataka Government for monitoring people in quarantine to ensure safety of community. They have a mechanism to reach out via an interactive automated voice call, they have a doctor call person and then an employee from BBMP (Bangalore Bruhat Maha Palika) or local panchayat. All of them are doing great job. However, technology given to them or mechanism given to them is inappropriate. Since I have travelled to Hyderabad during last week of June, we are marked to be in home quarantine till 10th July, 2020. A couple of…

Recent travel experience

To help my mother-in-law, I have recently travelled to Hyderabad from Bangalore. This is my first travel during this COVID 19 situation. Good news due to COVID 19 measures is that we no longer have to print boarding pass. Travellers can do a web check-in and carry electronic boarding pass on their mobile device. Not so good news is that while web check-in is mandatory, airlenes keep a price tag for many seats ranging from INR 400 to INR 1000. It’s a bit painful because already air fares are hiked than usual. However, one can choose to have seat auto-assigned.…

China, you don’t deserve to sell us your products

Read news about China’s claim about quality of their Rapid Testing Kits for COVID-19 which was rejected by our Government. India has made a wise decision of advising not to use Rapid Testing Kits made in China. China can’t even produce quality toys for children and why should we trust that China can produce quality products for health care? If China really have any humanaterion ethics, it could have controlled Carona virus itself by taking necessary measures and advise its citizens to stop eating animals. who knows what all have eaten by the team worked on to prepare Rapid Testing…

Train cancelled… but you don’t have to rush for cancellation

India since lockdown has been extended, Indian Railways have suspended all trains till 3rd May, 2020. Indian Railways have sent messages to passengers stating e-tickets will be cancelled automatically and full refund gets credited to payment method used while booking. There is no need for users to take any action. For passengers those booked tickets through counters can submit tickets for vull refund till 20th June, 2020; so there is no need to rush to railway counters immediately. In the interest of Passenger safety, once trains are resumed, (hopefully for a few months or so), no blankets will be provided…

Lockdown in India continues to fight against COVID-19

Addressing the nation, the Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra has appreciated all citizens for following lockdown to fight against Corna virus (COVID19). He recalled that when there were no single case of Carona Virus, India has decided to screen every traveller, when there were just 550 COVID19 cases, India has decided to mandate 14 day quarantine for those who returned from different countries. When deaths due to COVID 19 are not even 100, India has taken step to lockdown completely for 21 days. Although, it has caused difficulties to citizens, it has certainly shown great results. There are many countries where…

Prime Minister’s Appeal to the nation: what you should be doing on this Sunday at 9PM?

After announcing lock down across the country, Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi addressed the nation for the first time today and has an appeal for all of us. Dear Fellow Citizens, thank you for making Janata Curfew a grand success on 22nd March, 2020 and staying at home during lock down period. Yes, there would be some inconveniences but unfortunately we have no option to save our country. Appeal from our beloved Prime Minister is that on Sunday the 5th April, 2020 at 9pm (IST) for 9 minitues, turn off all lights in our house and light a lamp (it…