How Corona Warriors Are Saving Lives
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How Corona Warriors Are Saving Lives
From airports to hospitals: Meet the people who are working tirelessly at the forefront of India’s war on COVID-19 pandemic
Ajay Kumar

THE CORONA CURVE

315 number of infection cases across India.

79 persons test positive for the virus on Saturday alone, forcing states into battle mode to contain the pandemic. Fresh precautionary measures and curbs ordered.

NOIDA SEC 74 housing complex under lockdown till tomorrow after a resident tests positive.

THE TRAIN TRAIL A quarantine-stamped couple travelling from Bengaluru to Delhi in a Rajdhani train deboarded in Telangana.

12 infected people travelled in trains across states from March 13-16, the Railways said and asked people to postpone journeys.

“FOR the past two months, lakhs of our people have been selflessly serving others day and night, without caring about themselves,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Thursday’s address to the nation on the COVID-19 pandemic.

“On Sunday, at exactly 5 pm, we all stand at the doors, balconies and windows of our homes, and give them all a five-minute standing ovation. We clap our hands, beat our plates and ring our bells to boost their morale and salute their service,” he said.

As the nation gears up to rise in gratitude, Mail Today finds out how emergency service people are working tirelessly to flatten the Corona curve and what keeps them going.

Doctors, paramedics and nurses across Delhi-NCR, like elsewhere in the country, are risking their lives to ensure that the disease doesn’t spread from patients to family members and others.

DELHI

And among the frontline Corona Warriors are those who deal with passengers arriving at airports. A team of 120 personnel, including doctors and paramedical staffers from the Airport Health Organisation (APHO), works in four shifts at Terminal 3 of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport where they are responsible for conducting thermal scanning of passengers coming from foreign countries.

Most of these officials are involved in face-to-face contact with passengers that poses risks for themselves. A slight mistake or negligence could prove hazardous for them and others.

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March 22, 2020