oppn parties 'Remedies' For Coronavirus Abound In India

News Snippets

  • Flipkart assures employees that there will be no job or salary cuts due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Although it was obvious, but the government still clarifies that there is no need to switch off appliances and only lights need to be switched off on April 5 at 9pm after confusion in the minds of some people
  • PM Modi and President Trump decide "to deploy full strength of (Indo-US) partnership" to fight against COVID-19
  • 17 states have reported 1023 cases of coronavirus linked to the Tablighi Jamaat, which translates to 30% of all positive cases in India
  • The government says people should not use alcohol-based hand sanitizers before lighting diyas or candles on April 5
  • The railways say there is no certainty yet when services will resume after the lockdown and a final decision will be taken in the next few days
  • As coronavirus cases multiply in Assam, six north-east states seal their borders with the state
  • Power System Operation Corporation Ltd. (POCOSO) putting all systems and protocols in place at war-footing to ensure there is no grid failure due to reduction in demand on April 5 at 9 pm
  • Power ministry scotches rumours that the power grid might fail due to the 9-minute blackout called by PM Modi on Sunday, April 5
  • Centre asks people to wear home-made masks if it is absolutely essential for them to step out of homes
  • Centre asks states to allow licensed street vendors to sell essential items
  • 8000 samples were tested across India on April 2, but the government said that testing will be need-based and will not be used as a confidence-boosting measure
  • Air India operating special flights to fly passengers stuck in India since the lockdown
  • For the first time in history, Darjeeling loses first flush tea due to suspension of garden work for Covid-19 outbreak
  • Supreme Court asks journalists to be responsible and publish only the official version of news after it was brought to its notice that migrant exodus started after the 'fake' news that the lockdown will be extended to three months
Total count stands ar 3082 as India records 16 Covid-19 deaths, the highest in a single day
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'Remedies' For Coronavirus Abound In India

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First publised on 2020-03-15 17:52:15

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Sunil Garodia By our team of in-house writers.

Before Covid-19, or the more common name coronavirus, came up, piles topped the list of diseases for which people offered free advice. People say that any and everyone who came to know about someone suffering from piles had a remedy to offer. People also say each one of these remedies is different, making piles the only disease that could allegedly be cured in a million ways. But after coronavirus has rapidly spread, people say that the same free advice is being offered for it by all.

Ignoring the basic safety measures being publicized by the government and self-help groups, some know-alls are going around delivering remedies that range from dadima's nuskhas to superstitious acts with religious overtones. Social media is flooded with such advice. Many self-styled godmen are holding yagnas to ward off the "evil spirit" of Covid-19.

People say that they are being advised to season a raw onion with salt and leave it overnight. It has to be consumed on empty stomach first thing the next morning. That will ensure one is not infected with the virus. Then, others are circulating the picture of Arsenic Album 30, a homeopathic medicine, and advising people to take three doses for three days to become immune from an attack. At other places, godmen are organizing yagnas and asking their followers to drink cow urine or gaumutra which they say will keep them safe. People say a million other 'remedies' are being forwarded daily on WhatsApp and other chat apps.

People say that this disease of giving unsolicited free 'advice' is worse than any other disease. People say that those who do not understand the disease or the danger lurking around the corner should not involve themselves in spreading stupid messages. People say these busybodies should restrict themselves to advise by competent medical persons and ensure that there is no community transmission of the virus.