#IndiaAgainstCOVID19 Telethon Highlights: India Comes Together To Fight Against Coronavirus Outbreak

Here are the Highlights from the #IndiaAgainstCOVID19 Telethon:

#IndiaAgainstCOVID19 Telethon Highlights: India Comes Together To Fight Against Coronavirus Outbreak

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.

Here are the Highlights from the #IndiaAgainstCOVID19 Telethon:

World

1,88,09,199Cases
67,47,115Active
1,13,54,419Recovered
7,07,665Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 188 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 1,88,09,199 and 7,07,665 have died; 67,47,115 are active cases and 1,13,54,419 have recovered as on August 6, 2020 at 9:30 am.

India

19,64,536 56282Cases
5,95,501 9257Active
13,28,336 46121Recovered
40,699 904Deaths
In India, there are 19,64,536 confirmed cases including 40,699 deaths. The number of active cases is 5,95,501 and 13,28,336 have recovered as on August 6, 2020 at 8:00 am.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
DistrictCases
Akola757
Aurangabad1974
Dhule228
Jalgaon1039
Mumbai45478
Mumbai Suburban5363
Nagpur692
Nashik1575
Palghar1421
Pune9920
Satara629
Solapur1291
Thane13660
Yavatmal150
Ahmednagar190
Amravati291
Beed54
Bhandara41
Buldhana88
Chandrapur32
Hingoli208
Jalna201
Kolhapur646
Latur139
Nanded176
Nandurbar42
Parbhani78
Raigad1462
Ratnagiri350
Sangli145
Gadchiroli42
gondia69
Osmanabad125
Sindhudurg114
Wardha11
Washim13

468265 10309

146268 3810

305521 6165

16476 334

DistrictCases
Chittoor319
Guntur511
Krishna557
Kurnool795
Sri Potti Sriramulu Nell*296
Anantapur428
East Godavari356
Prakasam104
Srikakulam183
Visakhapatnam103
West Godavari199
Y.S.R.205
Vizianagaram23

186461 10128

80426 1322

104354 8729

1681 77

DistrictCases
Bengaluru Rural40
Bengaluru Urban529
Mysuru107
Bagalkote103
Ballari60
Belagavi337
Bidar219
Chikkaballapura149
Dakshina Kannada179
Dharwad61
Gadag45
Kalaburagi669
Mandya346
Tumakuru36
Uttara Kannada95
Vijayapura201
Chamarajanagara0
Chikkamagaluru19
Chitradurga14
Davangere204
Hassan205
Haveri24
Kodagu4
Kolar29
Koppal5
Raichur369
Ramanagara3
Shivamogga67
Udupi1176
Yadgir538

151449 5619

73966 112

74679 5407

2804 100

DistrictCases
North Goa57
South Goa69

7423 348

2072 171

5287 173

64 4

DistrictCases
Chengalpattu1314
Chennai23324
Kanchipuram503
Madurai322
Namakkal83
Ranipet133
Thanjavur130
Thiruvallur774
Thiruvarur67
Tiruppur116
Vellore71
Virudhunagar185
Ariyalur444
Coimbatore188
Cuddalore477
Dharmapuri15
Dindigul175
Erode75
Kallakurichi324
Kanniyakumari110
Karur88
Nagapattinam99
Perambalur133
Pudukkottai53
Ramanathapuram119
Salem258
Sivaganga46
Tenkasi103
The Nilgiris17
Theni129
Tiruchirappalli119
Tirunelveli433
Tirupathur45
Tiruvannamalai496
Tuticorin333
Villupuram509
Krishnagiri43

273460 5175

54184

214815 6031

4461 112

DistrictCases
Kannur357
Kottayam73
Alappuzha76
Idukki40
Kasaragod333
Kollam118
Kozhikode90
Malappuram119
Palakkad224
Pathanamthitta98
Thiruvananthapuram104
Thrissur106
Ernakulam60
Wayanad36

29151 1195

11524

17533 1234

94 7

DistrictCases
Raipur46
Korba100
Balod41
Baloda Bazar85
Balrampur17
Bastar2
Bemetara21
Bijapur2
Bilaspur100
Dantewada0
Dhamtari6
Durg31
Gariyaband10
Janjgir-Champa56
Jashpur77
Kabirdham52
Kanker19
Kondagaon0
Korea39
Mahasamund54
Mungeli87
Narayanpur0
Raigarh47
Rajnandgaon52
Sukma0
Surajpur9
Surguja14

10407 205

2465

7871 258

71 2

DistrictCases
Hyderabad2475
MedchalMalkajgiri75
Ranga Reddy183
Suryapet87
Vikarabad40
Warangal Urban32
Adilabad22
Jagitial77
Jangoan8
Jayashankar Bhupalapally9
Jogulamba Gadwal40
Kamareddy11
Karimnagar17
Khammam26
Kumuram Bheem Asifabad8
Mahabubnagar30
Mancherial43
Medak11
Nalgonda33
Narayanpet3
Nirmal21
Nizamabad76
RajannaSircilla16
Sangareddy26
Bhadradri Kothagudem5
Mahabubabad10
Mulugu3
Nagarkurnool8
Peddapalli5
Siddipet7
Wanaparthy1
Warangal Rural4
YadadriBhuvanagiri40

73050 2092

20358 790

52103 1289

589 13

DistrictCases
Baleshwar190
Bhadrak137
Jajapur322
Dhenkanal36
Kalahandi33
Kendrapara164
Khordha238
Koraput16
Sundargarh102
Anugul26
Balangir129
Bargarh16
Boudh34
Cuttack155
Deogarh33
Gajapati61
Ganjam581
Jagatsinghapur91
Jharsuguda8
Kandhamal28
Kendujhar34
Malkangiri20
Mayurbhanj73
Nabarangpur2
Nayagarh86
Nuapada69
Puri103
Rayagada2
Sambalpur16
Sonepur29

39018 1337

13055 73

25738 1255

225 9

DistrictCases
Barwani60
Bhopal1880
Dewas140
Dhar132
East Nimar266
Gwalior211
Indore3839
Jabalpur276
Ujjain799
Agar Malwa15
Alirajpur3
Betul35
Burhanpur351
Chhindwara16
Dindori29
Harda4
Hoshangabad37
Khargone196
Mandsaur112
Morena109
Raisen71
Ratlam51
Sagar228
Shajapur39
Shandol14
Sheopur26
Tikamgarh18
Vidisha37
Anuppur22
Ashoknagar13
Balaghat9
Bhind87
Chhatarpur35
Damoh26
Datia12
Guna8
Jhabua14
Katni3
Mandla15
Narsinghpur17
Neemuch319
Niwari0
Panna20
Rajgarh31
Rewa39
Satna24
Sehore12
Seoni2
Shivpuri15
Sidhi17
Singrauli13
Umaria10

35734 652

8741

26064 650

929 17

DistrictCases
Ahmadabad17125
Anand107
Arvalli134
Banas Kantha147
Bhavnagar146
Gandhinagar410
PanchMahals107
Surat2311
Vadodara1555
Bharuch56
Botad55
Chhotaudepur37
Dang5
Dohad43
GirSomnath45
Jamnagar63
Kachchh99
Kheda98
Mahesana159
Mahisagar125
Narmada25
Naysari35
Patan105
Rajkot135
SabarKantha101
Surendranagar55
Tapi6
Valsad47
Amreli16
DevbhumiDwarka22
Junagadh31
Morbi4
Porbandar11

66669 1070

14680

49433 1057

2556 23

DistrictCases
Ajmer379
Banswara91
Bharatpur563
Jaipur2177
Jhalawar329
Jodhpur1748
Kota503
Nagaur500
Alwar90
Barmer34
Bhilwara250
Bikaner112
Chittorgarh188
Churu81
Dausa61
Dholpur60
Dungarpur374
Hanumangarh31
Jaisalmer53
Jhunjhunu64
Karauli17
Pali352
Rajsamand140
SawaiMadhopur26
Sikar231
Tonk171
Udaipur724
Baran59
Bundi5
Ganganagar8
Jalore164
Pratapgarh14
Sirohi130

47272 593

12678

33849 1017

745 13

DistrictCases
Faridabad867
Sonipat404
Ambala93
Bhiwani60
CharkiDadri43
Fatehabad38
Gurugram2950
Hisar98
Jhajjar114
Jind38
Kaithal48
Karnal104
Kurukshetra55
Nuh68
Palwal120
Panchkula39
Panipat78
Rohtak145
Sirsa50
Yamunanagar19
Mahendragarh47
Rewari56

38548 752

6133 11

31960 734

455 7

DistrictCases
Agra933
Aligarh215
Amroha80
Bareilly17
Bijnor157
Bulandshahr166
Firozabad190
Gautam Buddha Nagar1119
Kanpur Nagar286
Lucknow386
Mathura129
Meerut504
Moradabad252
Muzaffarnagar117
Rae Bareli78
Rampur203
Saharanpur298
Sant Kabeer Nagar132
Varanasi243
Auraiya37
Ayodhya120
Azamgarh138
Baghpat68
Bahraich73
Balrampur49
Banda27
Basti214
Bhadohi60
Budaun23
Etah52
Etawah46
Ghaziabad794
Ghazipur159
Gonda59
Gorakhpur166
Hapur225
Hardoi49
Jalaun41
Jaunpur194
Jhansi41
Kannauj69
Kasganj16
Kaushambi6
Mainpuri46
Mau48
Mirzapur22
Pilibhit15
Pratapgarh15
Prayagraj30
Sambhal116
Shamli40
Shravasti23
Sitapur32
Sultanpur97
Unnao42
Ambedkar Nagar92
Amethi206
Ballia60
Barabanki168
Chandauli38
Chitrakoot4
Deoria143
Farrukhabad36
Fatehpur3
Hamirpur3
Hathras43
Kanpur Dehat4
Kheri72
Kushi Nagar67
Lalitpur3
Maharajganj85
Mahoba3
Shahjahanpur25
Siddharth Nagar159
Sonbhadra10

104388 4078

41973 751

60558 3287

1857 40

DistrictCases
Central4817
East2472
New Delhi3405
North3059
North East1914
North West5463
Shahdara1580
South2329
South East2446
South West2391
West4768

140232 1076

10072 175

126116 890

4044 11

DistrictCases
Dhubri30
Goalpara19
Marigaon50
Baksa14
Barpeta28
Biswanath16
Bongaigaon12
Cachar80
Charaideo29
Chirang6
Darrang20
Dhemaji47
Dibrugarh61
Dima Hasao86
Golaghat203
Hailakandi57
Hojai89
Jorhat24
Kamrup42
Kamrup Metro276
KarbiAnglong13
Karimganj85
Kokrajhar37
Lakhimpur57
Majuli2
Nagaon143
Nalbari23
Sivasagar20
Sonitpur27
South SalmaraMancachar4
Tinsukia84
Udalguri28
West KarbiAnglong5

50445 2284

14432 807

35892 1471

121 6

DistrictCases
East District3
North District0
South District3
West District0

800 17

496 13

303 4

1

DistrictCases
Buxar134
Gaya115
Munger188
Patna279
Rohtas256
Arwal52
Aurangabad75
Banka134
Begusarai243
Bhagalpur266
Bhojpur103
Darbhanga143
Gopalganj123
Jehanabad178
Kaimur (bhabua)105
Lakhisarai72
Madhepura82
Madhubani199
Nalanda123
Nawada122
PurbiChamparan138
Purnia135
Saran101
Siwan139
Vaishali87
Araria68
Jamui47
Katihar175
Khagaria253
Kishanganj75
Muzaffarpur96
Pashchim Champaran57
Saharsa88
Samastipur139
Sheikhpura118
Sheohar20
Sitamarhi73
Supaul87

64770 2982

22001 908

42414 2066

355 8

DistrictCases
24 Paraganas North1031
24 Paraganas South281
Darjeeling97
Howrah1435
Jalpaiguri88
Kalimpong18
Kolkata2777
Maldah235
Medinipur East153
Medinipur West159
Hooghly604
Murshidabad125
Nadia139
Paschim Bardhaman70
Purba Bardhaman130
Alipurduar39
Bankura116
Birbhum206
Coochbehar210
Dinajpur Dakshin50
Dinajpur Uttar216
Jhargram9
Purulia66

83800 2816

22992 677

58962 2078

1846 61

DistrictCases
South Andamans33
Nicobars1
North And Middle Andaman1

1027 99

687 48

326 49

14 2

DistrictCases
Pondicherry111
Karaikal2
Mahe4
Yanam0

4433 286

1700 148

2668 131

65 7

DistrictCases
Anjaw0
Changlang31
Dibang Valley0
East Kameng0
East Siang1
Kamle0
KraDaadi0
KurungKumey0
Leparada0
Lohit3
Longding0
Lower Dibang Valley0
Lower Siang0
Lower Subansiri0
Namsai2
PakkeKessang1
Papum Pare8
Shi Yomi0
Siang0
Tawang1
Tirap0
Upper Siang1
Upper Subansiri0
West Kameng0
West Siang1

1855 65

642

1210 105

3

DistrictCases
Dimapur20
Kiphire3
Kohima7
Longleng0
Mokokchung0
Mon8
Peren2
Phek1
Tuensang3
Wokha0
Zunheboto0

2498 93

1807 66

685 26

6 1

DistrictCases
Dadra And Nagar Haveli20

1366 41

404

960 41

2

DistrictCases
Ranchi148
Bokaro16
Deoghar5
Dhanbad32
Garhwa80
Giridih19
Hazaribagh110
Jamtara2
Koderma58
Simdega48
Chatra1
Dumka5
East Singhbum170
Godda2
Gumla28
Khunti10
Latehar14
Lohardaga8
Pakur4
Palamu27
Ramgarh75
Sahebganj0
SaraikelaKharsawan20
West Singhbhum21

14888 948

9049 401

5703 539

136 8

DistrictCases
Gomati74
North Tripura14
Dhalai196
Khowai24
Sepahijala174
South Tripura53
Unakoti49
West Tripura45

5725 97

1901 28

3793 68

31 1

DistrictCases
Kargil77
LehLadakh43

1592 58

421 21

1164 37

7

DistrictCases
Anantnag395
Bandipora175
Shopian255
Srinagar300
Baramulla271
Budgam110
Ganderbal37
Jammu138
Kathua53
Kulgam295
Kupwara231
Rajouri39
Ramban151
Reasi26
Samba25
Udhampur155
Mirpur0
Muzaffarabad0
Doda27
Kishtwar10
Poonch35
Pulwama108

22955 559

7285 162

15244 388

426 9

DistrictCases
Chamba29
Hamirpur117
Kangra105
Sirmaur11
Solan32
Una41
Bilaspur21
Kinnaur2
Kullu4
Lahaul And Spiti0
Mandi21
Shimla10

2916 37

1140

1762 52

14

DistrictCases
Jalandhar297
Ludhiana293
Patiala132
Amritsar485
Barnala25
Faridkot74
Firozepur50
Gurdaspur154
Hoshiarpur140
Kapurthala44
Mansa31
Moga65
Pathankot86
S.A.S Nagar137
Sangrur107
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)99
Sri Muktsar Sahib71
Tarn Taran163
Bathinda60
Fatehgarh Sahib57
Fazilka53
Rupnagar (Ropar)74

19856 841

6422 360

12943 452

491 29

DistrictCases
Haridwar94
Dehradun370
Nainital323
Almora71
Bageshwar31
Chamoli36
Champawat45
PauriGarhwal36
Pithoragarh43
Rudraprayag30
Tehri Garhwal110
Udam Singh Nagar83
Uttar Kashi24

8254 246

2923

5233 386

98 3

DistrictCases
Bishnupur7
Chandel5
Churachandpur32
Imphal East10
Imphal West21
Jiribam3
Kakching2
Kamjong5
Kangpokpi26
Noney1
Pherzawl3
Senapati6
Tamenglong2
Tengnoupal9
Thoubal18
Ukhrul4

3093 75

1224 27

1862 48

7

DistrictCases
Chandigarh313

1270 64

535 64

715

20

DistrictCases
East Khasi Hills22
East Garo Hills0
East Jaintia Hills0
North Garo Hills1
Ribhoi0
South Garo Hills0
South West Garo Hills4
South West Khasi Hills0
West Garo Hills5
West Jaintia Hills1
West Khasi Hills1

929 12

594 12

330

5

DistrictCases
Aizawl10
Champhai0
Hnahthial0
Khawzawl0
Kolasib11
Lawngtlai2
Lunglei2
Mamit8
Saiha0
Saitual1
Serchhip0

537 33

251 29

286 4

0

DistrictCases
Lakshadweep District0

0

0

0

0

Apr 12, 2020 22:02 (IST)
That's a wrap on #IndiaAgainstCOVID19 Telethon. Stay safe, wear a mask, maintain social distance and wash your hands
Apr 12, 2020 21:40 (IST)
Jasbir Jassi concludes the #IndiaAgainstCOVID19 telethon with soulful recitation of Sufi poet Amir Khusrau's composition
Apr 12, 2020 21:36 (IST)
Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak Lockdown: Odisha
Apr 12, 2020 21:35 (IST)
Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak Lockdown: West Bengal
Apr 12, 2020 21:35 (IST)
Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak Lockdown: Bihar
Apr 12, 2020 21:34 (IST)
Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak Lockdown: Uttar Pradesh
Apr 12, 2020 21:33 (IST)
Impact of Coronavirus Outbreak Lockdown: Madhya Pradesh
Apr 12, 2020 21:30 (IST)
Anita Rego highlights the importance of mental health during Coronavirus outbreak:
Apr 12, 2020 21:29 (IST)
Mohit Ahuja of Bikers For Good on #IndiaAgainstCOVID19 telethon:

We are a community in India and we ride for social causes. We want to change the stereotypes about the biker groups. When COVID outbreak began, not a lot of people were discussing handwashing, we took support from Dettol. Just a day before the lockdown, 15 of us from Bikers For Good went across Delhi and created awareness about proper handwash practices.



Apr 12, 2020 21:18 (IST)
Meet the Corona Warriors: Zomato's Fedding India Initiative
Apr 12, 2020 20:59 (IST)
'It's time to introspect,' says Prasoon Joshi on #IndiaAgainstCOVID19 telethon

When we talk about standing together, we need to fight corona together. This is the time for humanity to unite. This is not the time to divide and blame, we need to focus on our country's fight against the virus. There's an opportunity here to learn a lot. We are also getting a chance to spend time with our family, I'm here in Delhi getting to spend time with my parents. We take a lot of things for granted so this is also a time for introspection. We should all be positive. 

Apr 12, 2020 20:55 (IST)
My prayers are with all the people around the world: Shikhar Dhwana, Cricketer on Telethon
Apr 12, 2020 20:51 (IST)
Best and worst performing states in India in terms of tackling Coronavirus Cases
Apr 12, 2020 20:49 (IST)
Actor Huma Qureshi on #IndiaAgainstCOVID19 telethon:

- It is a difficult situation but we are all in this together. I spend my time doing things like cooking, watching TV. But people out there are suffering even more, so we shouldn't be worried about spending time at home

- As soon as the lockdown is over, we will start the cinema halls and should ensure measures like sanitisation and social distancing in the theatre. We want to spread positivity. We need to ensure daily wage workers in film industry are also safeguarded.

Apr 12, 2020 20:48 (IST)
Gaurav Chaudhury, Youtuber on #IndiaAgainstCOVID19 telethon:
Apr 12, 2020 20:43 (IST)
Telangana another state which has been effective in fighting the Coronavirus Outbreak
Apr 12, 2020 20:41 (IST)
Shruti Haasan on #IndiaAgainstCOVID19 telethon
Apr 12, 2020 20:39 (IST)
Actor, Shruti Haasan on importance of mental health during lockdown:

This is an anxious time for everybody. There is different levels of anxiety for everyone. I'm thankful to be safe and at home. I'm aware of the sacrifices and situation out there, just like yourselves sitting in the studios. Anxiety and depression is a problem that can also arise from isolation. There are tons of hotlines working and helping people. I'm reaching out and helping people as much as I can. 
Apr 12, 2020 20:35 (IST)
Actor, Yami Gautam on #IndiaAgainstCOVID19 telethon:
Apr 12, 2020 20:33 (IST)
Karnataka is also one of the states relatively successful in dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak
Apr 12, 2020 20:32 (IST)
Kerala's tackling of the Coronavirus outbreak is a success story for everyone to emulate
Apr 12, 2020 20:29 (IST)
Andhra Pradesh has seen a positive impact of the lockdown
Apr 12, 2020 20:28 (IST)
Data shows that Gujarat has reasons to worry
Apr 12, 2020 20:23 (IST)
Naina Lal Kidwai on #IndiaAgainstCOVID19 telethon:
Apr 12, 2020 20:22 (IST)
Naina Lal Kidwai on #IndiaAgainstCOVID19 telethon, says lockdown can be eased in a phased manner:

- We have a list of hotspots, but if the green spots are safe we can feed the real estate and construction workers and have labour onsite, we may put them to work with proper regime. We can shut them if they violate rules, but we should at least begin. 

- If we turn to the list of essential services, I would like to see the IT sector to be considered as an essential service. In the past West Bengal, IT sector was always given the focus, because of outsourcing of services. we need to facilitate the norms like social distance, hygiene, testing etc and try to restart those.

- 50% of our back office operations in HSBC were working in India amid the SARS outbreak, we didn't shut down the services. We need to ensure critical services can be run.


Apr 12, 2020 20:17 (IST)
Naina Lal Kidwai, Former FICCI President on Coronavirus lockdown impact
Apr 12, 2020 20:15 (IST)
Tu na jaane aas pass hain khuda sings Tulsi Kumar, dedicating it to all those in the frontline of this battle against COVID-19

Doctors, nurses, police forces, people supplying essential commodities, pharmacy workers are all the heroes who are risking their lives to ensure we are comfortable.

I hope everyone is indoor and safe. Our appeal to everyone to stay indoor for the entire community and the world. We are using social media to promote the message of social distancing and hygiene to tackle the situation. We don't know how we will cure from this and all we can do is stay indoor. 

Apr 12, 2020 20:09 (IST)
Yuvraj Singh, Former Indian Cricketer on #IndiaAgainstCOVID19 telethon:
Apr 12, 2020 20:04 (IST)
Dushyant Chautala, Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana on how the lockdown can be eased in a phased manner:

We have more than 3 lakh labourers in the isolated areas. If companies can accommodate labourers in their campus, we may consider to let them resume. Cloth factories can be resumed following social distancing. Protocols like masks, sanitisers and social distancing need to be in place only then we will let them resume work. 

Apr 12, 2020 19:57 (IST)
Here is a story of a warrior in Bangalore who is helping fight hunger in Banglore through his initiative during the coronavirus lockdown:
Apr 12, 2020 19:54 (IST)
Singer Sonu Nigam joined the telethon from Dubai where he has been since lockdown began
Apr 12, 2020 19:51 (IST)
Imapct of lockdown on Tamil Nadu
Apr 12, 2020 19:47 (IST)
Lockdown has benefitted Delhi, but there is a need to watchful
Apr 12, 2020 19:43 (IST)
Impact of Lockdown COVID-19 cases on Maharashtra: There is cause of concern
Apr 12, 2020 19:40 (IST)
Viswanathan Anand on fighting COVID-19:
Apr 12, 2020 19:38 (IST)
Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand joins the Telethon from Germany where he has been away from his family due to lockdown:

- In Germany, people are in the culture of following the law. People automatically started stepping away from each other. I haven't seen any cops enforcing social distance. People are practising it themselves. They also have a decentralised health system here, death rate here is low because they acted very seriously. 

- In this case first thing is to accept mistakes will be made by government and health ministry because it is a completely new situation. The main thing is whether you agree with anything or not, follow the command and regulations specially with social distancing and hygiene. We are trying to break the chain of the virus.
Apr 12, 2020 19:32 (IST)
Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, UNAIDS on what we have learnt from fighting HIV for 25 years:


1) We know it is important to take care of the community and those put in the frontline to fight the battle. 

2) We know we must never compromise on human rights. 

3) Don't accept stigma and discrimination - it is counter productive. We need to fight discrimination. Otherwise people will not come forward for testing 

4) It is important to support the vulnerable.

Apr 12, 2020 19:25 (IST)
We should look at resuming work in a phased manner with precautions: Niranjan Hiranandani, President, ASSOCHAM


- Let me assure you that we have have been taking care of all the workers, we've fed them, we have can do sanitisation, temperature checking. So with necessary protection in limited areas, work needs to resume. But with necessary protection with necessary govt directives. 

- You can resume real estate with social distancing and monitoring. It can't be in 100 percent cases but in 70-80% cases with necessary protection work can resume. 

- Small and Medium Enterprises with 10-12 workers, some of them can also resume work in phased manner, with complete protection and reasonable restrictions. 

Apr 12, 2020 19:18 (IST)
Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog on #IndiaAgainstCOVID19 telethon


I would like clarify, we have scaled up testing from 1,600 to more than one lakh tests today. In next couple of days more than 2.5 lakh tests in a day will happen. We are adopting all kinds of tests across the country. Testing kits will not be a shortage. We need to be intelligent for testing the right people in hotspots of the country. 

Apr 12, 2020 19:12 (IST)
Aditya Sehgal, COO - Health, RB joins the #IndiaAgainstCOVID19 Telethon from London:
We need to protect the protectors. That's the first learning. That's the first lesson.

Apr 12, 2020 19:09 (IST)
Lockdown has been working if we take a look at the all-India Coronavirus infections, if the lockdown had not happened then the trajectory of growth in number of infections would have been very high: Prannoy Roy
Apr 12, 2020 19:02 (IST)
#IndiaAgainstCOVID19 Telethon gets underway.

Apr 12, 2020 18:57 (IST)
All smiles on the set with minutes to go for the start of #IndiaAgainstCOVID19 Telethon

Apr 12, 2020 18:45 (IST)
15 minutes to go: All technical checks done in the production control room.

Apr 12, 2020 00:42 (IST)
India Coming Together Against COVID-19
The 2-hour special telethon this week aims to honour the people in the frontline of this battle against the pandemic - the doctors, nurses, other hospital staff and healthcare workers. Let's not forget the many others involved in the essential services, like the police, the sanitary workers, the delivery boys, the NGOs and individuals taking care of the poor and the homeless by providing food and the scientist community that is working hard to learn more about this new virus and its possible treatment. 

Apr 12, 2020 00:34 (IST)
#IndiaAgainstCOVID19 Telethon last week aimed at spreading awareness and debunking some of the misinformation around the Novel Coronavirus.


Apr 11, 2020 00:52 (IST)
How Can India Fight Against COVID-19?
Tip 3: Social Distancing


Apr 11, 2020 00:45 (IST)
How Can India Fight Against COVID-19?
Tip 2: Wash your hands frequently.

Apr 11, 2020 00:43 (IST)
How Can India Fight Against COVID-19?
Tip #1: Follow coughing etiquette