Lockdown not an attack on coronavirus, but on poor: Rahul

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the lockdown was not an attack on coronavirus but on the poor people and proved to be a “death sentence” for the unorganised sector as it “finished” jobs and small businesses. Everyone should stand against the attack, he said. “The lockdown was not an attack on…

Cash in circulation up 10% since lockdown

MUMBAI: The pandemic has triggered a ‘dash to cash’ with many households hoarding bank notes. This has resulted in the currency to GDP ratio increasing to pre-demonetisation levels of 12% in 2019-20, RBI said in its annual report for 2019-20 released on Tuesday. Since March 20, currency in circulation has risen to 26.9 lakh crore—a…

After lockdown blues, Goans on a mission to grow more greens

Goa felt the lockdown on its palate. The supply of vegetables from Belagavi in Karnataka, and Kolhapur, Nashik and Solapur in Maharashtra dried up. Shrivelled beans demanded plump prices. Ashok Dande, an organic farmer in Taleigao village, was among the few who didn’t feel the shortage. He’s grown fruit and vegetables in his garden for…

A lockdown relationship poll

TOI TimesPointsHOW TO EARNMY ACTIVITYFAQsDAILY CHECK-INS: 0/5 completedLifetime0Expired0Redeemed0Total redeemable TimesPoints* TimesPoints expire in 1 year from the day of credit Visit TOI Daily & Earn Times Points Notification Center1.If you are in a relationship, how often did you meet your partner before lockdown?Once a fortnight or lessOnce a week2-3 times a weekEvery day2.If you are…

Tougher lockdown to be imposed in Bengal from July 9

KOLKATA: The West Bengal government on Tuesday decided to expand the areas under lockdown and impose tougher restrictions from July 9 to stem the relentless spike in COVID-19 cases, a senior official said. The containment zones and buffer zones around them will be clubbed together and constitute a “broad-based” containment zone where total lockdown will…

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Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.

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