community isolation Current Affairs - 2020

HCARD: Robot to assist COVID-19 frontline warriors

On April 29, 2020, the robotic device HCARD, Hospital Care Assistive Robotic Device was launched to help frontline health care workers. The robot will help them in maintaining physical distance from the COVID-19 infected persons. Highlights The HCARD was developed by CSIR laboratory located in Durgapur. The device is capable of working in both automatic Read More…

COVID Action Collab: Platform to test COVID-19 in Sewage

The COVID Action Collab is an initiative by group of experts. The main aim of the initiative is to address issues created by the COVID-19 pandemic. It especially focuses on the poor and the vulnerable. The organization is now to test sewage for the presence of COVId-19 virus. Over 150 organizations have come together to Read More…

Uttar Pradesh: First State to start Pool Testing

On April 14, 2020, the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) gave permission for the state of Uttar Pradesh to start pool testing of COVID-19. With this, UP has become the first state to start pool testing. Highlights Pool testing is being done in the state to increase the number of testing. With the number Read More…

“Operation Shield” launched by the Delhi State Government

On April 9, 2020, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced Operation Shield in the containment zones of National Capital Region. SHIELD stands for Sealing, Home quarantine, isolation and tracing, essential supply, local sanitation and door-to-door checks. Key Features The Operation is to be implemented in 21 containment zones of the capital. The operation is Read More…

Japan declares Emergency

On April 7, 2020, the world’s third largest economy, Japan declared emergency to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. The State of Emergency is to last till May 6, 2020. Highlights Iniatially, the emergency is to be applied in six prefectures namely Kanagwa, Chiba, Saitama, Osaka, Fukuoka and Hyogo. Today there are more than 3,906 cases of Read More…