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Contact Tracing

The importance of contact tracing is being acknowledged across the world in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many aspects of which are yet to be understood. About Contact Tracing Contact tracing is the process by which health workers identify, assess and manage people who had been exposed to an infectious agent. This is done ..

United Nations honours Indian State Health Minister for her efforts in COVID-19

On the World Public Service Day (June 23, 2020), the United Nations honoured Kerala Health Minister K K Shailaja by inviting her to join the panel of discussion on COVID-19. The Minister was the honoured  speaker from India to speak about the strategies adopted by the state of Kerala to combat COVID-19. Highlights The Kerala ..

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Unlock 1.0; Lock Down 5.0 begins in India

India is now seventh worst hit country in the world with more than 1,82,143 cases of COVID-19. In the battle against the virus, India enters into fifth lock down or first unlock on June 1, 2020. This is to remain in order till June 30, 2020. Highlights The Ministry of Home Affairs has provided the ..

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COVID-19: “Sahyog” Mobile application launched by Survey of India

The Survey of India has launched a mobile application called “Sahyog” to collect information about COVID-19 specific data sets through community engagement. Highlights The application will help to increase response activities of the GoI towards the pandemic. The data collected through the Sahyog application will be used to enhance other applications such as “Arogya Setu” ..

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GoI announces 170 hotspots and 207 non hotspots of COVID-19

On April 15, 2020, the Government of India announced 170 hotspots and 207 non hotspots in the country. Highlights The districts were sorted into 3 zones namely hot posts, non-hotspots and green zones. The sorting was done by the Ministry of Health. The hotspots are also called red zones and the non-hotspots are called the ..

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NITI Aayog: “Arogya Setu” – Fastest App to reach 50 million downloads

On April 15, 2020 NITI Aayog announced that Arogya Setu became the first mobile application in the world to reach more than 50 million downloads in short span of time. Highlights The application was developed by a committee set up by Prime Minister Modi. The application was used for contact tracing. Record set The application ..

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