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#IndiaAgainstCOVID19 Telethon: India Joins Hands Against Novel Coronavirus

Dettol and NDTV have joined hands against the COVID-19 pandemic and launched a special 'India Coming Together Against COVID19'. As part of the campaign, this is the second two-hour telethon that aims to feature the impact of lockdown, best hygiene practices, arm people with the right information, highlight the work of frontline workers, unsung heroes, and others who are putting a tough fight against coronavirus.

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  • Amitabh Kant
    We have scaled up coronavirus testing from 1,600 to over 1 lakh tests, today. In next couple of days, over 2.5 lakh tests will be done in a day.Amitabh KantCEO of the NITI Aayog
  • Naina Lal Kidwai
    If we turn to the list of essential services, I would like to see the IT sector to be considered as an essential device. Naina Lal KidwaiFormer FICCI President
  • Niranjan Hiranandani
    Economic package is extremely important to fight the setback caused by the COVID-19.Niranjan HiranandaniPresident, ASSOCHAM
  • Yami Gautam
    We need to come together. I'm not with my family as I couldn't travel before the lockdown. Yami GautamActor
  • Viswanathan Anand
    Now is not the time to do things individually. Follow the command and regulations. With social distancing and hygiene we are trying to break the chain of the virus.Viswanathan AnandChess Grandmaster
  • Sonu Nigam
    If I would have come to India, I would've put my family in danger as I could probably be a carrier of the virus. Such precautions should be taken at an individual level.Sonu NigamPlayback Singer
  • Dushyant Chautala
    If companies can accommodate labourers in their campus, we may consider to let them resume.Dushyant ChautalaDeputy Chief Minister, Haryana
  • Yuvraj Singh
    I'm staying at home with family as we try to promote the message of social distancing and staying home. Yuvraj SinghFormer Indian Criketer

Testing Centers

Hospitals

  • All India Institute Medical Sciences, Delhi
  • Army Hospital (R&R)
  • Lady Hardinge Medical College
  • National Centre for Disease Control

Hospitals

  • Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati
  • Rangaraya Medical College, Kakinada
  • Sidhatha Medical College, Vijaywada
  • GMC, Anantapur

Hospitals

  • Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar

Hospitals

  • Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati
  • Regional Medical Research Cente, Dibrugarh r
  • Jorhat Medical College, Jorhat
  • Silchar Medical College, Silchar

Hospitals

  • Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna

Hospitals

  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research

Hospitals

  • All India Institute Medical Sciences, Raipur

Hospitals

  • BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad
  • M.P.Shah Government Medical College, Jamnagar

Hospitals

  • BPS Govt Medical College, Sonipat
  • Pt. B.D. Sharma Post Graduate Inst. of Med. Sciences, Rohtak

Hospitals

  • Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla
  • Dr.Rajendra Prasad Govt. Med. College, Kangra, Tanda

Hospitals

  • Government Medical College
  • Command Hospital (NC) Udhampur

Hospitals

  • MGM Medical College, Jamshedpur

Hospitals

  • National Institute of Virology Field Unit Bangalore
  • Hassan Inst. of Med. Sciences, Hassan
  • Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, Mysore
  • Shimoga Inst. of Med. Sciences, Shivamogga
  • Command Hospital (AF) Bengaluru
  • Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore

Hospitals

  • National Institute of Virology Field Unit
  • Govt. Medical College, Thriuvananthapuram
  • Govt. Medical College, Kozhikhode
  • Government Medical College, Thrissur

Hospitals

  • All India Institute Medical Sciences, Bhopal
  • National Institute of Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH), Jabalpur
  • MGM Medical College, Indore

Hospitals

  • NEIGRI of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong

Hospitals

  • Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai
  • Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur
  • Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Mumbai
  • Armed Forces Medical College Pune
  • NIV Field Unit
  • B. J. Medical College

Hospitals

  • J N Inst. of Med. Sciences Hospital, Imphal-East
  • Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal

Hospitals

  • Regional Medical Research Center, Bhubaneswar

Hospitals

  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research

Hospitals

  • Government Medical College, Amritsar
  • Government Medical College, Patiala

Hospitals

  • Sawai Man Singh, Jaipur
  • Dr. S.N Medical College, Jodhpur
  • Jhalawar Medical College, Jhalawar
  • SP Med. College, Bikaner
  • RNT Medical College, Udaipur
  • AIIMS Jodhpur

Hospitals

  • Sher-e- Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences
  • GMC, Srinagar

Hospitals

  • King's Institute of Preventive Medicine & Research, Chennai
  • Government Medical College, Theni
  • Government Medical College, Thiruvarur
  • Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli
  • Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore
  • Madras Medical college, Madras

Hospitals

  • Government Medical College, Agartala

Hospitals

  • Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad
  • Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad

Hospitals

  • King's George Medical University, Lucknow
  • Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh
  • Command Hospital (CC) Lucknow

Hospitals

  • Government Medical College, Haldwani

Hospitals

  • National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata
  • Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education And Research, Kolkata

Helplines

State Helpline Numbers
State/UTHelpline No.
Andaman & Nicobar03192-232102
Andhra Pradesh0866-2410978
Arunachal Pradesh9436055743
Assam6913347770
Bihar104
Chandigarh9779558282
Chhattisgarh104
Dadra Nagar Haveli104
Delhi011-22307145
Goa104
Gujarat104
Haryana8558893911
Himachal Pradesh104
Jammu01912520982
Jharkhand104
Karnataka104
Kashmir01942440283
Kerala0471-2552056
Ladakh01982256462
Lakshadweep104
Madhya Pradesh104
Maharashtra020-26127394
Manipur3852411668
Meghalaya108
Mizoram102
Nagaland7005539653
Odisha9439994859
Puducherry104
Punjab104
Rajasthan0141-2225624
Sikkim104
Tamil Nadu044-29510500
Telangana104
Tripura0381-2315879
Uttarakhand104
Uttar Pradesh18001805145
West Bengal1800313444222, 3323412600
The central helpline number: 011-23978046

A 24x7 control room has also been established for any query related to COIVID-19: 011-22307145, 22300012 and 22300036

North: 011-27708768

South: 011-29531277

West: 011-25195529

North-West: 011-25951182

South-West: 011-25066674

South-East Delhi: 011-26476410

North-East Delhi: 011-22115289

New Delhi: 011-23385743

Central Delhi: 011-23270151

Shahdara: 011-22111077

FAQs

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  • What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

    What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

    The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

  • How do I protect myself from this virus?

    How do I protect myself from this virus?

    The most effective ways to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 are to frequently clean your hands, cover your cough with the bend of elbow or tissue and maintain a distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet) from people who are coughing or sneezing. See basic protective measures against the new coronavirus for more information.

  • Are masks effective and when should I wear one?

    Are masks effective and when should I wear one?

    Only wear a mask if you are ill with COVID-19 symptoms (especially coughing) or looking after someone who may have COVID-19. Disposable face mask can only be used once. If you are not ill or looking after someone who is ill then you are wasting a mask.

  • Can I catch COVID-19 from the feces of someone with the disease?

    Can I catch COVID-19 from the feces of someone with the disease?

    The risk of catching COVID-19 from the feces of an infected person appears to be low. While initial investigations suggest the virus may be present in feces in some cases, spread through this route is not a main feature of the outbreak. WHO is assessing ongoing research on the ways COVID-19 is spread and will continue to share new findings. Because this is a risk, however, it is another reason to clean hands regularly, after using the bathroom and before eating.

Myth-Busters

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Can pets spread the new coronavirus?
Can eating garlic help prevent infection?
Can taking a hot bath prevent the disease?
Can spraying alcohol all over your body kill the virus?
Are thermal scanners effective in detecting the new virus?
Can the virus be spread via goods made in country reporting COVID-19 cases?
Are hand dryers effective in killing the new virus?
Can an ultraviolet disinfection lamp kill the new coronavirus?

Health Tips

Soap or sanitizer?

Soap or sanitizer?

Soap and water is still the best way to clean your hands. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

How to wash with soap

How to wash with soap

Wash hands with warm or cold water. Lather soap to get it on the backs of hands, between fingers and under finger nails before rinsing off. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, the time spent should be 20 seconds (or the time taken to sing the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice).

What is the right sanitizer?

What is the right sanitizer?

If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60 per cent alcohol.

How to use sanitizer

How to use sanitizer

The hand sanitizer should be applied to one palm before rubbing the hands together. While rubbing, the gel should be spread all over the hands and fingers, covering all surfaces until completely dry.

Can we use anything else to disinfect?

Can we use anything else to disinfect?

Cleansers and wipes are effective in cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.

Why alcohol-based sanitisers?

Alcohol is effective at killing different types of microbes, including both viruses and bacteria. Coronavirus is the type of virus with an outer wrapping, called an envelope, which alcohol can kills.

Is Vodka ok to use as sanitizer?

Is Vodka ok to use as sanitizer?

Despite many DIY sites and programmes suggesting it, vodka doesn’t have enough alcohol content to effectively kill microbes.

Doctor's Advice

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About The Campaign

India Coming Together Against COVID-19 campaign, an RB and NDTV initiative, aims to provide a platform to highlight the works of the unsung heroes, NGOs and community leaders at the frontline of the hygiene battle against COVID-19.
 

It is a small effort to keep Indians well informed with medical facts and the news that matters the most in their daily lives during the current lock-down. A campaign of hope despite of all of us being isolated.
 

The campaign will recognise and acknowledge the unsung heroes who are at the forefront of this battle against the coronavirus – doctors, the police, community kitchens, the suppliers of essential commodities. Pan-India stories on the effort being made to combat the virus – narrated by the administrators, the police and government bodies. We will also showcase how hygiene and handwashing are critical in this fight against Novel Coronavirus.