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COVID-19 Issues, Actions & Best Practices

This thread is to discuss issues and best practices to tackle infectious diseases especially Coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19. Although it focuses on India relevant news from across the world may also be posted.

All candidates for best practices are classified under Best Practices though they are not yet proven to be best. (this line will be removed later).

I am changing 'Best Practices' to 'Actions'. This is because actions are taken against issues without knowing its effect and whether it is 'best action' or 'best practice' is decided at the end only. 'Actions' may be 'Preventive Actions/Measures', 'Mitigation Measures', 'Corrective Measures/Actions', 'Control Actions' etc. Even advisories/advices can be 'actions'. (Decision-making, Issue log , Project Issue Management , Control (management), Control system).

Actions are classified as following
  • 'Control Actions' will be from various government agencies like central government, state governments, local governments at cities & villages, courts and then WHO advices will also be included (will not be subclassified).
  • 'Suggested Actions' are suggestions from non-government experts, opinion makers, self-styled experts/expert-journalists etc.
  • 'Innovative Actions' are disruptive actions taken by public, companies and non-government organizations.
  • 'Volunteer Actions' are from volunteers & voluntary organizations. Because of workload I am not going for further classification but a tracker tool users can do that more easily.
  • 'Private Actions' are actions taken by individuals, companies/organizations/societies/communities for themselves.

It is also interesting to see how 'actions' will result in further chain of issues though I may not be able to link them in this thread. Because of this 'actions' will become 'issues' later. For that matter here I am clubbing so many issues together under a single class of issues.

At the end we can decide about best practices looking at the results 'actions' produce.

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Supply Chain Issues

Coronavirus lockdown: With no food or hope, truckers stranded across India
Some 500,000 drivers and helpers have been left high and dry across the many state borders because of lockdown, suggest estimates by the IFTRT

Twenty eight-year-old Mohammad Javed, driver of a truck carrying LPG cylinders, has been stranded at the Hubli checkpost since Tuesday afternoon without food, water or any hope. The policemen posted at the border would not allow him to cross over as the COVID-19 lockdown is to be followed stringently.
“The biggest challenge we are facing is with all the dhabas and restaurants being shut, the drivers have no option but to starve. The loading location provides food but enroute no dhabas are open,” says a person associated with the business.
Meanwhile, there’s been a ripple effect with the plight of the hapless drivers stuck at the borders reaching their co-workers. They are now refusing to report to work, says Singh. “With no food or requisite infrastructure in sight, they don’t want to leave home.” The delays are also because of the confusion regarding what is essential and what’s non-essential, he adds. “Everything has come to a standstill,” he added.
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COVID-19 Best Practices in Apartments


Coronavirus Preparedness for Apartment Firms
Coronavirus in Your Apartment Community: How To Stay Safe
10 things housing societies must know to fight Coronavirus
What to do if there's a coronavirus case in your neighborhood or apartment building


Guidance for Dealing with the Coronavirus
COVID-19 Precautions for Apartment Communities
Covid19 risk: What can apartments, PGs do?
Corona (COVID-19) Precautions for Societies and Apartments/Gated Communities

Disinfected Lifts, Rs 50K Fines: Major Steps by Housing Societies to Beat COVID-19
Apartment bldg introduces toothpick system in lift
Coronavirus outbreak: Housing societies want to show the door to Covid-19
Apartment complexes, gated communities get proactive to contain spread of COVID-19
Coronavirus scare in Bengaluru: Apartments told to close swimming pools
Coronavirus Precautions - The Economic Times
Coronavirus: Apartments are at forefront of fight against COVID-19

Innovation Sciety India - Precaution for Corona

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Medical Advices - Ayurvedic, Yogic Sciences, Unani, Homeopathic

Don’t listen to these crackpot coronavirus myths
Harvard Medical School recommends yoga, meditation to deal with coronavirus anxiety
Pranayama in The Time of COVID-19: Harvard and Beyond

Coronavirus update: What Ayurveda has to offer in fight against COVID-19
How Yoga and Ayurveda might help prevent being infected by Coronavirus
CORONAVIRUS का डॉक्टर आपके अंदर ही बैठा है | Subah Saraf
Lets not "MESS" everything with your "STRESS". Fight Against CoronaStress. Pranayama in English.
Coronavirus: कोरोना पीड़ित करें ये उपाय, होगा फायदा | पूज्य योगर्षि स्वामी रामदेव जी | HEALTH MANTRA
कोरोना (Corona) जैसे वायरस से बचा सकते है तुलसी व गिलोय | Acharya Balkrishna
Tips, Breathing Techniques & Guided Meditation To Increase Immunity And Reduce Anxiety
Combating Corona: Every holistic way that can boost your immunity against COVID-19
Simple Immunity Boosting Tips to Fight Corona | Sadhguru - Isha Kriya
Stressed About Coronavirus? Here’s How Yoga Can Help.
Meditation For Protection From Corona Virus: BK Shivani
Session to "Improve Your Immune System" By Shri N J Reddy, Veteran Wg. Cdr. IAF and Founder of YPV
Prevent coronavirus with Yoga. Tips to fight Corona.Boost your immune system with Pranayama.COVID 19
PART 1- Increase Immunity with Yoga l 3 Simple Panayama l Corona Virus l Covid 19
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Tips to Fight CORONA Virus
कोरोना वायरस से बचने के उपाय (Tips to Fight CORONA Virus)
Govt plan soon for healthy lifestyle during 21-day coronavirus lockdown

Calming the Coronavirus Anxiety with Yoga
Stop Coronavirus: Boost Your Immunity With These Foods
Coronavirus: Anti-viral foods to build immunity and keep diseases away
Coronavirus Anxiety Relief Meditation ~ ~ Staying Aligned with the Flow of Life (Day 5 of 30)

Old age, cardiac, high BP, fever and people with pulmonary & other health issues can do simple YPV yogic exercises given below to strengthen immune system instead of hard ones mentioned above.

Rhythmic Yogic Breathing For Stronger Immunity
Rhythmic Yogic Breathing to Strengthen the Immune System By Shri N.J Reddy, Founder YPV

To digest virus in stomach by drinking water regurlarly as mentioned in the video above one may have to boost ones digestive power with other ayurvedic/yogic techniques in case suffering from low stomach acid or any other digestive issue. When essential commodities becoming scarce some amount of fasting may be useful to kill germs accumulated in stomach but should be careful not to stress too much.

The technique in the video below is similar to the YPV technique above with supporting reasons.

Coronoavirus Free Breathing Exercises by Patrick McKeown

And here is some good food.

Coronavirus scare: Grandma’s easy immunity boosting recipes
Food In The Time of Coronavirus

Supply chain for foods should be strong enough to see that there is no dearth of protein, vitamin C foods which strengthens immune system. People should also be encouraged to expose themselves to morning or evening sun for vitamin D. Traditional medicinal items like amrtaa/amrtaavalli/giloy/guduchi (tinospora cordifolia), tulasi (holy basil, ocimum tenuiflorum), neem, gooseberry/amla (emblica officinalis), turmeric, ginger etc should also be available aboundantly in essential commodities market.

It is best to broadcast 'pratical videos' (showing how to do actual exercises) like above videos on yoga, pranayama, meditation in TVs (including cable TVs) instead of wasting time on discussions only. Though these exercises may not help much in the short run they will be very useful in the long run.

Here is one more advice.

Need of the Hour, Dr. Khadar About PM of Corona | English

Government advices

Advisory from Ministry of Ayush for meeting the challenges arising out of spread of Corona Virus in India
Advisory for Corona virus - Homoeopathy for Prevention of Corona virus Infections - Unani Medicines useful in symptomatic management of Corona Virus infection
Ayurveda immunity boosting measures for self care during COVID 19 crisis

Homeopathic drug ‘Arsenicum album 30’ can't prevent Coronavirus infection, as claimed by AYUSH ministry
Our Advisory Not for Treating Coronavirus, Says AYUSH Ministry Days After Suggesting Unani, Homeopathy
Corona Crisis- Where is Ministry of Ayush?

‘Focus on Fitness’: PM Modi Urges All to Stay Healthy And Fit During Coronavirus Lockdown

From turmeric milk to yoga: Here are AYUSH Ministry's home remedies to combat coronavirus pandemic 2 3

Did you expect demand for dry grapes (raisin) grow because of AYUSH Ministry's home remedies for boosting immune system? Look at what is happening - Vijayapura grape growers 'locked' in crisis again; no takers for raisins

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Coronavirus Science & Technology - Research & Innovations in India

Karnataka researchers set up clinical data collecting platform
They have come up with a unifying clinical platform for information collection to analyse and interpret data across institutions and clinicians.
Rise in doctors opting for telemedicine
Private hospitals in Manglauru launch telemedicine
Now an app for real-time monitoring of Covid-19 home quarantined people

Coronavirus: IIT- Kharagpur researchers design face shields for health care workers
MAHE team designs low-cost face shield

ISRO to design ventilators, oxygen canisters, make hand sanitisers

IIT-Bombay develops mobile app for tracking coronavirus quarantine patients

IIT-Delhi develops infection-proof fabric to prevent hospital-acquired infections
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here has developed an "infection-proof fabric" to be used at hospitals to prevent hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). The development by "Fabiosys Innovations", a start-up incubated at IIT-Delhi, comes at a time when the world is dealing with the deadly coronavirus outbreak. However, the team has been working on the project for over a year with support from the government's Department of Science and Technology.
"What is interesting about the Fabiosys' fabric is that even after washing multiple times, it does not lose its functionality. This fabric can be stitched into various articles such as bedsheets, the uniforms for patients, doctors and nurses and even curtains. The fabric satisfies the Indian washing standards in terms of number of washing. It is also completely non-toxic and affordable," he added. IIT has collaborated with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for a pilot run of the product.
IIT Delhi startup Fabiosys Innovations developing infection proof fabrics

UoH researcher designs 'vaccine candidate'

‘Corona Watch’ app launched
The State government launched a mobile application for people to track the movement history of patients, who tested positive, before their detection so that they can take precautions. The app will give the date and time of visit to spots by the patients.

The mobile app “Corona Watch” can be downloaded from Google Playstorehttps://play.google.com /store/apps/details?id= com.ksrsac.drawshapefile

“The app also has a list of government designated first response hospitals for COVID-19 where citizen with symptoms can go. However, before going, people should call helplines — 104, 080-46848600 or 080-66692000,” said a message from Munish Moudgil, secretary, Administrative Reforms, who is also in-charge of the State COVID war room.
Manipal group introduces online remote assessment, recruitment and training solutions to tackle COVID-19 pand
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Border Blockade Issue (Kerala)

Coronavirus Outbreak: Why Every Village in Kerala's Kasargod District Has Been Sealed
Kasaragod: Why Karnataka’s Decision To Seal Its Border Amid Coronavirus Outbreak Has Left This Kerala District Distraught
Border issues: Heart patient dies, woman gives birth in ambulance
Kasargode the new hotspot of Covid-19 in Kerala
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan seeks PM's intervention over Karnataka blocking roads to Kerala
Kerala CM approaches PM Modi against Karnataka’s decision to close all border points
After Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka’s Kodagu Says ‘No Entry’ To Kerala; Pinarayi Vijayi Seeks Centre’s Intervention
Karnataka-Kerala border closed amid lockdown opened for movement of essential goods
Lockdown woes: 70-year-old Kerala woman dies after Karnataka refuses entry to her ambulance at border
‘COVID-19 crisis highlights Kasaragod’s lack of medical facilities’: Health expert intv

COVID-19 exposes Kasargod's poor medical infrastructure
Karnataka Private Hospital Association executive member Dr Yusuf Kumble sent a letter in this regard to the deputy commission at Mangaluru the other day. The Mangaluru based doctor pointed out that many patients from neighbouring districts undergoing dialysis, heart ailment and post-surgical follow-up and many suffering emergency problems like stroke and heart attack were complaining that they were blocked by police at the border even with out cross-checking the facts.
Truck carrying veggies to Kasaragod attacked
Two more patients die due to blockade at Karnataka border, death toll rises to four in Kerala
Closure of border roads: HC seeks views of AAG of Karnataka
Supreme Court moved seeking opening of Kasargod-Mangaluru border for emergencies

Kerala-Karnataka border witnesses exchange of patients, medicines
The patients discharged from hospitals in Mangaluru are taken till Karnataka border in one ambulance. There will be another ambulance arranged at the Kerala border. The patients and bystanders will board this ambulance on foot while Karnataka police shouting at and threatening them.

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Coronavirus Science

Hundreds of Scientists Scramble to Find a Coronavirus Treatment

Coronavirus survivors’ blood plasma could be used to fight infection

Coronavirus Vaccine in 18 Months? Experts Urge Reality Check
Coronavirus: How close are we to a vaccine or drug?
Coronavirus vaccine: when will it be ready?
Human trials will begin imminently – but even if they go well and a cure is found, there are many barriers before global immunisation is feasible
Coronavirus has 'stable genome,' study suggests, so vaccine could help 'over many years'
The $1 billion bet: Pharma giant and U.S. government team up in all-out coronavirus vaccine push
China's vaccine for coronavirus may be tested abroad: Official
US and Chinese Scientists Collaborate for Corona Virus Research
Israeli researchers make 'significant progress' in coronavirus vaccine

Coronavirus could travel 27 feet, stay in air for hours: MIT
Coronavirus does spread through the air and lingers in rooms long after patients have left, study finds
The latest study, which has not been peer-reviewed by other scientists yet or published in a scientific journal, took samples from 11 patients' rooms after they had been placed in isolation following a diagnosis.
New Research Shows Corona RNA Found In Cruise Ship Cabins Even After 17 Days
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Whether technology can help to overcome the crisis?

It's once in a century health crisis: Dr Potluri

A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data
Draconian countermeasures have been adopted in many countries. If the pandemic dissipates — either on its own or because of these measures — short-term extreme social distancing and lockdowns may be bearable. How long, though, should measures like these be continued if the pandemic churns across the globe unabated? How can policymakers tell if they are doing more good than harm?
Long term planning is required. NITI Ayog has a big task.

1. Supply Chain

Each district should prepare a long term plan for procuring and distributing essential commodities, pharmaceuticals, security gadgets. Huge scope is there for computerized planning - 'ERP for supply chain management' can be deployed at district level by district authorities if not at country or state level. There is scope for developing cheaper versions of biological hazard resilient supply chain. Medical/healthcare logistics, food logistics, fuel/energy logistics, police logistics, humanitarian logistics and all other essential services maintenance act related logistics are priority ones. Location-based delivery services can be incorporated as a part supply chain.

At least all essential commodities industries should be up and running as soon as possible. Many middle class families have already procured groceries for a month. Hence at the end of this there will be another rush for groceries.

District authorities should have details like stock, demand, supply etc on their finger tips. They should also have alternative supply arrangement to meet the demand. All essential commodity industries to meet the demand should be running continuously - Udupi allows operation of rice mills, coconut oil manufacturing units.

E-commerce platform (‘Launch e-commerce platforms to link farmers with consumers’) is integral part of supply chain management. WhatsApp (Now, doorstep delivery through WhatsApp) and other social media platforms also be tried for placing order including cashless (WhatsApp Pay).

Human Resource Management should be a part of districtwise 'supply chain management and logistics' - COVID-19: KSRTC deploys buses for emergency services.

No idea whether district authorities have access to GST Daily Stock Account to check inventory status of the district and whether summary report on essential goods inventory is available.

2. Employment

- IT workers are asked to work from home
- Recruitments go online
- Colleges go online
- Doctors go for telemedicine
- Courts opt video conference
- Online shopping - but Supply issues hit online delivery services
- E-offices - E-offices keep things going as usual in some govt. departments, Laptop sales surge in India as employees work from home during lockdown

But how to employ others like MSME and construction including migrant workers is a big issue. Self-reliant villages generating local employment can be planned including a plan for to and fro movement of goods as a part of supply chain management.

Issue is also of loosing income earner of family - Here's why the coronavirus may be killing more men than women. The US should take note.

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Corona Virus Stories - Quarantinees & Survivors

I Was Quarantined in Mumbai’s Kasturba Hospital, Here’s My Story
Do I have Coronavirus? Coronavirus Suspect Ke Saath Kya Karte Hain ? Mamta Sachdeva 2
'Please, please, please...': Watch recovered Coronavirus patient's message
Coronavirus Survivor From Karnataka Opens Up On His Battle For Recovery
Kerala Coronavirus Survivor Speaks To NDTV
India's First COVID-19 Survivor Gives Her Account On Tackling Virus | CNN News18
Coronavirus Survivor From Kerala Speaks To India Today; Says Quarantine Is Best Way To Battle Virus
COVID-19 Survivor Rohit Dutta Details His Battle To Arnab Goswami On Republic's Awareness Campaign

Please, don’t stigmatise a COVID-19 patient, says Survivor from Maharashtra

My Family Has Mild Coronavirus. Here's Our Home Covid-19 Treatment Plan
My coronavirus story: a survivor shares her story
Coronavirus Survivor Describes His Experience | Good Morning Britain
Coronavirus Survivor Says She Didn't Think She Would Survive | Good Morning Britain
Coronavirus survivor reveals what it's like to have Covid-19
Recovering coronavirus patients share stories of survival

How To Quarantine in the Age of Corona: Don't Let Indoor Living Make You Unhealthy (5 MIN Read)

Entire village in Bengal goes on quarantine

Corona Violators

India's first coronavirus FIR: Father of infected techie's wife booked for 'misleading authorities'
Singer Kanika Kapoor, who tested positive for coronavirus, booked by Uttar Pradesh Police for negligence, disobedience

Yadgir: Two families booked for violating norms
10 booked for violating quarantine guidelines

IIT-B develops app to track corona violators
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Coronavirus Science & Technology - Research & Innovations in India

PM Modi calls for innovative ideas to check corona

Fight Corona Ideathon - Forge
Coronavirus: 5000 entries received for MHRD's Fight Corona IDEAthon, winner to get 7 lakh prize money
Hyderabad: Fight Corona virtual IDEAthon today, tomorrow
Fight Corona IDEAthon, a 2-day online ideathon to mitigate the uncertainties arising in light of the rampaging Pandemic
Forge Accelerator conduct ideathon to to tackle Covid-19 related issues

KSUM’s Break Corona platform to spur innovation
According to KSUM officials, the platform is looking at ideas and solutions that have been proven or used in some other scenario. These products should already have a Proof of Concept (PoC) and have potential usage in the fight against Covid-19. The mission is currently looking for ideas and products that support Covid-19 patients and those placed on quarantine. It is also looking at ideas to prevent community outbreak, logistics for distributing food, medicine and grocery, support vulnerable people like children and aged.
KSUM is also looking at ideas that can create job opportunities during lockdown and manufacture of Do It Yourself (DIY) products like masks, gloves and sanitizers.
India’s Start-Up Community Unites To Play Its Part in Mitigating COVID-19 Crisis
From 3D printed toothbrush to colour changing masks, start-ups take lead in battle against COVID-19
Academia innovates to beat COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19: Marico announces Rs 2.5cr prize for innovative healthcare solution
Marico Innovation Foundation, IKP Knowledge Park to back cost-effective coronavirus solutions

e-Zest and Neurosynaptic announce a solution to help control the COVID-19 pandemic
They have come up with ReMeDi® SCAN-CORONA platform, an innovative technology solution that makes the task of screening, testing, tracking and reporting extremely easy and manageable at a large scale.
TCS helping develop solutions to fight corona locally and globally

Body suits, sanitizers, and N99 masks: DRDO gears up to fight coronavirus

Meet the woman behind India's first covid testing kit

Covid-19: Naval dockyard manufactures innovative portable multi-feed oxygen manifold

Corona: IIT researchers developing robots to deliver food, medicines to patients in isolation wards

Whether plastic, metal components of robots has undergo sanitation after every delivery manually or automatically? Best is to automate full hospital.

If drones are used for delivery of essential services (to home quarantinees?, including banking?) then drones should also undergo sanitation after every delivery to quarantinee's home.

IIT and Stanford alumni develop machine to sterilise public places to prevent the spread of coronavirus
This human-shaped robot by IIT, AIIMS alumni can sterilise spaces to restrict COVID-19 spread. Here's how
According to the duo, Airlens Minus Corona's power lies in electrifying water droplets to kill Coronavirus. The innovators have come up with a way to kill the virus using charged or ionised water droplets. Water droplets can be ionised using 'Corona Discharge', they said. Such ionised water droplets can help in the oxidation of viral proteins into non-harmful molecules. The innovators believe that the electrification of water can work as a larger version of what an alcohol-based hand sanitiser can do in comparatively smaller spaces. This way, the oxidation technique can potentially sterilise an entire city.
5 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Karnataka
Meanwhile, Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar in click their selfies using an app and send them to the government every one hour from home. The selfie or photo will have GPS coordinates so the location of the sender would be known, he said in a release. If those home quarantined failed to send selfies every one hour (except between 10 PM to 7 AM), then they would be shifted to government created mass quarantine facilities, he said. Such action would be taken even if wrong photos are sent, he said.
Drones to keep an eye on gatherings in Uttara Kannada

Helpline, e-passes for essential services in Delhi

Department of Science Technology okays tech that can clear room air in an hour
NEW DELHI: To ensure the well-being of the health staff, doctors and nurses working, the Department of Science Technology (DST) has approved a technology that can clean up the air and disinfect areas exposed to COVID-19 infection in hospitals and quarantine facilities.

The pilot project has been approved for 1,000 hospitals in Maharashtra. The technology, developed by Pune-based company Scitech Park, reduces the viral load of infected areas within a room significantly within an hour.
India taps location surveillance apps to keep virus in check
Manipal Group company develops selfie-based fool-proof tracking of home quarantine individuals

Research institutes join corona fight
BHUBANESWAR: Sixteen top biotechnology labs and research institutes under the Department of Biotechnology of the Union Government have joined hands to take the fight against coronavirus to the next level. The scientists will be focusing on three aspects - development of antibodies, trial of existing anti-viral drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration and, most importantly, genome sequencing. “A detailed proposal is being prepared by the consortium of labs at the national level.
Once the antibodies are discovered, those can be injected into a sick person to stimulate his/her immune system that would speed up recovery. “Besides, the testing of existing anti-viral drugs and formulations kept at different Government approved chemical libraries would be conducted. Like the anti-malarial hydroxychloroquine, there may be other anti-viral drugs with which Covid-19 cases can be tested.

We are awaiting for approval for clinical trial of the existing drugs,” the scientist added.
A channel to train healthcare personnel

Free ‘tele-consultation’ launched in Karnataka

This Is How Karnataka Is Using Technology To Tackle The Coronavirus Outbreak

Toaster-sized ventilator from India helps hospitals in coronavirus fight
Coronavirus in India: Bengaluru company makes portable ventilators
COVID-19: Amid ventilator crunch, IISc team's indigenous prototype to be out by mid-April

Aarogya Setu is Government of India’s first ‘comprehensive’ COVID-19 tracking app, here are all the details

COVI – SAFE : Nagpur's Aureus Hospital make transport system for Covid-19 patients

Research: With these machines, in 5 minutes, the physician will know the situation of the lungs and coronary heart of the affected person, it will likely be identified from the app
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Border Blockade Issue (Kerala)

M’luru hosp provides 5 dialysis machines

Kerala Man Faints After Walking 50 km After Hospital Forces Him To Leave Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

'Mangaluru hospitals full, can't take in patients from Kasaragod'
Allowing Kerala patients to Karnataka hospitals: HC orders Central government to intervene
Despite High Court order, Karnataka continues to block interstate border at Talapady

Twitteratti launch campaign to counter Kerala's legal move on border
MP, MLAs condemn Kerala’s request to open Mangaluru-Kasargod border
Patients, vehicles from Kerala banned entry into Mangaluru

Karnataka govt moves SC against Kerala HC order for opening of borders and NHs
K’taka govt moves SC against Kerala HC order for opening of borders and NHs
Karnataka Congress leader moves SC against Kerala HC order for lifting road blockade

Whether Railway is planning to locate a 'Hospital Train' in Kasargod with cardiac, dialysis and other facilities? What are plans of Railway for Corona hotspots facing scarcity of medical infrastructure? In the long tum the central government has to plan for a AIIMS at Kasargod - Demand mounts for an AIIMS model hospital in Kasaragod 2.

Endosulfan victims in uncertainty

Kerala and Karnataka are at loggerheads over a new issue: COVID-19

Karnataka arms itself with legal, administrative steps to stop influx of patients

SC to Centre: intervene in road closure between Kasaragod, Mangaluru
The bench took up via video conferencing an appeal against the Kerala High Court order directing the opening of roads so that patients from Kasaragod can access emergency medical care facilities in Mangaluru.

Batting for an amicable settlement of the row between Karnataka and Kerala over the closure of roads linking Kasaragod district to Mangaluru, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to discuss the matter with the states and formulate parameters for passage of patients for urgent medical treatment.
The High Court ruling came in the wake of the death of seven patients from Kasaragod, bordering Karnataka, who regularly availed hospital facilities in Mangaluru. The relatives of the deceased alleged that they could not cross the border due to the blockade imposed by Karnataka.
Labourers trek 100 km, but stuck at border for 2 days

Essential commodities going from Karnataka to Kerala as usual

Two more die in Kerala due to inaccessibility to expert treatment
In a district with zero Covid death, 9 lives lost due to road blockade

Can’t remove blockade of NH to Kerala for safety of Mangaluru people: BSY
State will use SC breather on border row to formulate effective response: MP

Essential commodities are going to Kerala as usual

Medical college dream languishes, but coronavirus-hit Kasaragod gets speciality hospital in 4 days
Kerala opens COVID-19 speciality hospital in blockade-hit Kasargod

Shadow Boxing or Fight Against Covid-19? Amid Crisis, K'taka-Kerala Border Closure Sparks Debate

K'taka has agreed to allow patients

People of Kerala’s Kasargod using water route to reach Karnataka for medical needs

Three more die in Kasaragod

Karnataka eases border restrictions ahead of SC hearing
Karnatkaka agrees to open Talapady NH for non-COVID19 patients from Kerala
‘Patients with valid medical certificate can travel to Mangaluru’ - Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

SC Closes Cases After Agreement To Allow Passage For Non-COVID19 Patients From Kerala

'Boby Heli Taxi' to ferry patients from Kerala to Mangaluru

Good Samaritans join hands to transport medicine from Mangaluru

What about Heli Taxi for medicine transportation? Can use drones for final delivery in hotspots with some precautions.

Kerala side alleges SC 'did not hear us' in inter-state border matter

Patients in need of emergency medical care yet to arrive from Kasargod district
Mangaluru: Allowing Kerala ambulances access to Karnataka - DC explains

Eleven die in Kerala due to Karnataka blocking border roads: CM

Coastal Security Police keeping close vigil on sea routes

Rules relaxed: Ambulances arrive in Mangaluru from Kasaragod
Border reopens, Kerala patient treated at Deralakatte
Kerala patients to be treated at Justice K S Hegde hospital near Manglauru
‘No patient from Kerala should visit Mangaluru for cure’
“No one from Kerala should come to Mangaluru for treatment,” said Ashar, his morning hope dashed in five hours. Fathima was the second patient to be allowed to seek treatment in Mangaluru. Only when they reached Thalappady they were told by officials of Dakshina Kannada administration that patients from Kerala could be treated only at KS Hedge Hospital, a 1,000-bedded medical college, at Deralakatte, on the outskirts of Mangaluru and 12km from Thalappady.
Karnataka's roadblock was years in the making

Seriously ill patients from Kasaragod to be airlifted CM

Complaints filed alleging misuse of border at Talapady by Keralites

One more person dies due to non-availability of medical treatment on time - non-availability of emergency medical treatment death toll risen to 13

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Lockdown - Alcohol Issues

Coronavirus myth busted: Drinking vodka, or any other alcohol, does not prevent coronavirus
Lockdown woes: Tipplers have a tough time
Tipplers find the going tough in dry times
No liquor: Cases of withdrawal effects may rise, says Nimhans
A case for reopening liquor vends with all the adequate safe
Frustrated at Not Having Liquor, K’taka Labourer Tries to End Life
Karnataka coronavirus lockdown: 2 tipplers commit suicide after shutting down of liquor shops
Nine tipplers commit suicide, Kerala mulls resuming supply on prescription
Alcohol non-availability kills more than coronavirus in Kerala; foreign liquor served as 'medicine'
Kerala Chapter Of IMA Criticises State’s ‘Liquor Prescription’ Move Amid Corona Lockdown; Calls It Unscientific
No, liquor shops will not be opened in Telangana from March 29
Ghanti Bajao impact: Haryana govt decides to shut down liquor shops during lockdown
Liquor shops will remain closed in Madhya Pradesh, completely closed on Monday in Indore
Should Karnataka go Kerala way?
No alcohol for tipplers in Kerala for now: HC stays state govt’s order on special liquor passes
No Door Delivery of Liquor in Kerala: High Court Stays Govt Decision
COVID-19 Lockdown: At Least 25 Dead Owing to Alcohol Unavailability Across Telangana
COVID-19: 11 liquor addicts commit suicide in Coastal Karnataka
Withdrawal effect takes more lives than Covid in Karnataka
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Coronavirus Science & Technology - Research & Innovations in India

'Airtel Thanks App' makes staying indoors a little easier

Google Launches India-Specific Website To Provide Up-To-Date COVID-19 Information
Google launches India-specific website on COVID-19
The website has four key sections: health information, safety and prevention tips, data & insights, and resources.
Whether google uses its artificial intelligence abilities to track issues, best practices, advisories, lessons learnt, innovations etc (far better than done by me here manually) from news reported by various publishers & other sources and generate report based on this to help India's 'Aarogya Sethu' tracker? It is useful to have both worldwide and country-specific trackers.

Unlike government controlled websites reporting only about status of virus affected people google map can also track number of deaths due to lockdown including alcohol non-availability.

Now comes issue of data localization for news etc. Anyway social media based countrywide ERP (ERP for supply chain management) is unimaginable.

Coronavirus: Aarogya Setu and 10 Other Apps Deployed by the Government to Track the Pandemic

COVID-19 trackers for India: Use these coronavirus trackers to check India updates
6 digital platforms that offers support during Coronavirus outbreak

ICMR approval for cytokine mediated anti-Covid therapy sought
Karnataka writes to Centre to start COVID-19 drug trials

This startup leads India’s race to build low-cost ventilators

Bengaluru-based Bione launches India's first at-home testing kit for Covid-19

The IITs are stepping up to help India battle coronavirus

Coronavirus: 8 tools and resources to guide you on COVID-19

Covid-19: From drones to testing labs, IISc offers 11 technologies
From drones that can be used for disinfection to contact tracing app and network analytics, and from different ventilator projects to mobile diagnostic testing lab, a variety of projects, some of which are ready for testing, and the others are at the design stage are on offer.
The TOI has already reported about one of the ventilators and the mobile diagnostic lab. Among the others, Abhishek Barman and his team from General Aeronautics (GA), a startup incubated by the Society for Innovation and Development (SID) at IISc is already helping the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in accelerating the process by using drones to disinfect hard-to-reach areas.
Micro RNA in Indians may reduce severity of corona attack, says study

IIT Roorkee thanks corona warriors with special face shields to block Covid-19

New Millennium Indian Technology Leadership Initiative (Corona Mukt Bharat)

Research & Innovations Issue

Lockdown affects innovation - difficulties in sourcing appropriate help, information & disseminating results

Is there any modern technology to overcome this issue?
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