Importance of Sanitation - Fight Against The Coronavirus!

With water scarcity on the rise, it falls on us to do everything in our power to save water and limit our usage to make the world a better place!

Water is one of the most precious resources on the planet. More than 1 billion people do not have access to a source of clean drinking water, and around 3 billion experience water scarcity at least one month per year.

It is important to note that water shortages have a great impact on human health, socio-economic development, and the environment.

It generates sanitation problems by forcing people to drink unsafe water. In fact, when water is scarce people tend to store it at home, which increases the risk of domestic water contamination and creates breeding grounds for mosquitoes, which transmit dengue and malaria. Lack of water causes other diseases such as trachoma (an eye infection that can cause blindness), plague and typhus as well.

With the Coronavirus pandemic on the rise, it is even more important that we follow certain hygiene practices whenever possible be it at your home, office or in public. Coronaviruses generally jump from person to person on the droplets from coughs and sneezes. Some studies have shown that masks and respirators can reduce the risk of this infection but cannot entirely prevent it.

Sanitation 2020

Best practices to follow to stop the spread of germs:

  • Always make sure to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze
  • Try to stay away from public gatherings or crowded places
  • Stay home when you're sick (don't wait until you are VERY sick)
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Wash your hands frequently

In order to aid the citizens of India, the government has extended helplines and websites to inform, answer and act to the queries and complaints regarding coronavirus, to control the spread of the disease

In case you suspect you might be down with the virus, please don't hesitate to call your local helpline number:

Tamil Nadu - 24x7 Control Room:

Landline: 044-29510400, 044-29510500

Mobile: 9444340496, 8754448477

Karnataka

Toll-free number: 104

Kerala

24X7 helpline (DISHA): 0471-2552056

Toll-free number: 1056

Telangana

Toll-free number: 104

Andhra Pradesh

24x7 Control Room: 0866-2410978

Noida

Mobile: 8076623612, 6396776904

Maharashtra

Landline: 020-26127394

Goa

Toll-free number: 104

Stay safe and remember to stock up on essentials. We all need to work together now as a team more than ever. With dedicated cooperation, we can slow the spread of this virus and move closer to getting this under control as soon as possible.


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