Here’s how Indians are protecting themselves against coronavirus

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From self-made masks to hand sanitizers, here’s how India is fighting back against the deadly Covid-19 which has spread across the world.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and LET PEOPLE KNOW IN ADVANCE. Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based hand rub and water. There is no vaccine, drug or treatment for COVID-19 as of yet... so stop falling for those WhatsApp forwards.

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Protective masks are distributed outside a railway station in Mumbai.
Protective masks are distributed outside a railway station in Mumbai.
Railway cleaning staff chemically disinfect and sanitize a Rajdhani train as a precautionary measure in view of coronavirus concerns in New Delhi.
Railway cleaning staff chemically disinfect and sanitize a Rajdhani train as a precautionary measure in view of coronavirus concerns in New Delhi.
A rickshaw puller waits for passengers to ferry them on his rickshaw while wearing a protective mask amid coronavirus fear in New Delhi.
A rickshaw puller waits for passengers to ferry them on his rickshaw while wearing a protective mask amid coronavirus fear in New Delhi.
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A member of medical staff wearing a facemask amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 checks the body temperature of a trucker arriving from Nepal at the India-Nepal border at Panitanki checkpoint, some 32kms from Siliguri.
A member of medical staff wearing a facemask amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 checks the body temperature of a trucker arriving from Nepal at the India-Nepal border at Panitanki checkpoint, some 32kms from Siliguri.
Municipal workers spray disinfectant in a local newspaper's office amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Srinagar.
Municipal workers spray disinfectant in a local newspaper's office amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Srinagar.
A worker wearing a facemask amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 disinfects the hand rail of a staircase at New Jalpaiguri railway station on the outskirts of Siliguri.
A worker wearing a facemask amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 disinfects the hand rail of a staircase at New Jalpaiguri railway station on the outskirts of Siliguri.
In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, SGPC employees have been dispensing hand sanitizer to visitors as precautionary measure at the entrances of Golden Temple in Amritsar.
In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, SGPC employees have been dispensing hand sanitizer to visitors as precautionary measure at the entrances of Golden Temple in Amritsar.
Noida Metro Rail Corporation has started special intensive clearing and sanitation drives at all the stations and inside the trains, in order to safeguard commuters of Aqua Line against the COVID-19.
Noida Metro Rail Corporation has started special intensive clearing and sanitation drives at all the stations and inside the trains, in order to safeguard commuters of Aqua Line against the COVID-19.
Workers wash and disinfect trains coaches at a rail yard, as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi.
Workers wash and disinfect trains coaches at a rail yard, as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi.
Workers wash and disinfect trains coaches at a rail yard, as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi
Workers wash and disinfect trains coaches at a rail yard, as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi
Workers of central railway medical department cleaning local train as a precaution from coronavirus at CST railway station in Mumbai.
Workers of central railway medical department cleaning local train as a precaution from coronavirus at CST railway station in Mumbai.
Security provide sanitizer to visitors at Jahangir art gallery in Mumbai.
Security provide sanitizer to visitors at Jahangir art gallery in Mumbai.
People are seen wearing protective mask as a precaution from Coronavirus at Gateway of India in Mumbai.
People are seen wearing protective mask as a precaution from Coronavirus at Gateway of India in Mumbai.
Students wearing protective masks attend a lecture as part of a coronavirus awareness campaign at a school in Kolkata.
Students wearing protective masks attend a lecture as part of a coronavirus awareness campaign at a school in Kolkata.
Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) cleaning staff chemically disinfect a bus as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus.
Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) cleaning staff chemically disinfect a bus as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus.
A car driver goes through thermal screening amid the coronavirus scare.
A car driver goes through thermal screening amid the coronavirus scare.
Residents stand near a Holika Dahan effigy of the Coronavirus demon - 'Coronasur' in Mumbai.
Residents stand near a Holika Dahan effigy of the Coronavirus demon - 'Coronasur' in Mumbai.
People walk past an electronic billboard displaying Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) safety awareness advertisement at a railway station in Mumbai.
People walk past an electronic billboard displaying Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) safety awareness advertisement at a railway station in Mumbai.
Workers, wearing facemasks as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 stand outside a factory in Vasna Buzarg, some 40 kms from Ahmedabad.
Workers, wearing facemasks as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 stand outside a factory in Vasna Buzarg, some 40 kms from Ahmedabad.
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee members distribute face masks, as a preventive measure for coronavirus.
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee members distribute face masks, as a preventive measure for coronavirus.
A couple wearing facemasks as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, apply smear their faces with coloured powder during a friends gathering the celebrate Holi.
A couple wearing facemasks as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, apply smear their faces with coloured powder during a friends gathering the celebrate Holi.
Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal, address at the press conferences on coronavirus in Kolkata.
Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal, address at the press conferences on coronavirus in Kolkata.
Students wear face mask to protect themselves from infection, in wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Jalandhar.
Students wear face mask to protect themselves from infection, in wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Jalandhar.
Students wearing facemasks wash their hands before attending a class at a governement-run high school in Secunderabad.
Students wearing facemasks wash their hands before attending a class at a governement-run high school in Secunderabad.
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan is seen with Indians who were air-lifted from Wuhan following out-break of the deadly novel cornavirus, before their release from the ITBP quarantine facility in New Delhi. The Indian government had evacuated 650 Indians and seven Maldivians from Wuhan after the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan is seen with Indians who were air-lifted from Wuhan following out-break of the deadly novel cornavirus, before their release from the ITBP quarantine facility in New Delhi. The Indian government had evacuated 650 Indians and seven Maldivians from Wuhan after the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus.
A student attends a class wearing a handmade paper mask to protect himself from the wide spread of coronavirus in a government school in Hyderabad.
A student attends a class wearing a handmade paper mask to protect himself from the wide spread of coronavirus in a government school in Hyderabad.
A lift operator protect himself with mask inside special lift for people who returned from China are under observation at the Government Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad.
A lift operator protect himself with mask inside special lift for people who returned from China are under observation at the Government Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad.
A man is seen filling an application with symptoms at coronavirus help desk at the Government Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad.
A man is seen filling an application with symptoms at coronavirus help desk at the Government Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad.
Indian police man wearing surgical masks is seen talking to the passangers for aware for coronavirus at screening camp in Lakhanpur - 92 kms from Jammu - in India.
Indian police man wearing surgical masks is seen talking to the passangers for aware for coronavirus at screening camp in Lakhanpur - 92 kms from Jammu - in India.
Indian student attend a class wearing face masks to protect themselves from coronavirus in Hyderabad.
Indian student attend a class wearing face masks to protect themselves from coronavirus in Hyderabad.
Indian municipal workers cleans the residential area of positive coronavirus patent at Mahindra Hills in Hyderabad.
Indian municipal workers cleans the residential area of positive coronavirus patent at Mahindra Hills in Hyderabad.
An Indian health worker speaks next to a banner durign a coronavirus information camp for travellers at an India-Nepal border crossing in Siliguri.
An Indian health worker speaks next to a banner durign a coronavirus information camp for travellers at an India-Nepal border crossing in Siliguri.
Medical nurses are seen inside an isolation ward as patients (unseen) coming from Hong Kong requested medical checks as a preventative measure following a coronavirus outbreak.
Medical nurses are seen inside an isolation ward as patients (unseen) coming from Hong Kong requested medical checks as a preventative measure following a coronavirus outbreak.
A view of the emergency ward of the Beleghata I.D. and B.G. Hospital where people have been wearing masks for safety from coronavirus in Kolkata.
A view of the emergency ward of the Beleghata I.D. and B.G. Hospital where people have been wearing masks for safety from coronavirus in Kolkata.
Crew members and officials of an Indian airline carry their belongings while wearing protective masks as a precaution against a possible coronavirus infection on their return from China.
Crew members and officials of an Indian airline carry their belongings while wearing protective masks as a precaution against a possible coronavirus infection on their return from China.
Foreign tourists complete declarations stating they have not recently traveled to China and that they are not experiencing any symptoms of the Wuhan coronavirus at Trivandrum International Airport in Kerala.
Foreign tourists complete declarations stating they have not recently traveled to China and that they are not experiencing any symptoms of the Wuhan coronavirus at Trivandrum International Airport in Kerala.
Workers check surgical gowns at a production facility in the outskirts of Ahmedabad.
Workers check surgical gowns at a production facility in the outskirts of Ahmedabad.
A worker stiches protective aprons at a production facility in the outskirts of Ahmedabad.
A worker stiches protective aprons at a production facility in the outskirts of Ahmedabad.
In this handout photo provided by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) shows Indian nationals who were airlifted from coronavirus-hit Hubei province of Chinas Wuhan, undergo tests inside a quarantine facility set by up ITBP, at Chhawla area of New Delhi.
In this handout photo provided by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) shows Indian nationals who were airlifted from coronavirus-hit Hubei province of Chinas Wuhan, undergo tests inside a quarantine facility set by up ITBP, at Chhawla area of New Delhi.
Heath officials in full protective apparel carry medical waste out of an isolation ward of Ernakulam medical in Kochi.
Heath officials in full protective apparel carry medical waste out of an isolation ward of Ernakulam medical in Kochi.
Indians who were air-lifted from Wuhan following out-break of the deadly novel cornavirus seen from the ITBP quarantine facility, at Chhawla, near Nazafgarh.
Indians who were air-lifted from Wuhan following out-break of the deadly novel cornavirus seen from the ITBP quarantine facility, at Chhawla, near Nazafgarh.
Doctors place a protective facemask on a patient coming with others to the outdoor patient department for an awareness event about the COVID-19 in Siliguri.
Doctors place a protective facemask on a patient coming with others to the outdoor patient department for an awareness event about the COVID-19 in Siliguri.
A policeman clicks slefie with Indians who were air-lifted from Wuhan following the outbreak of the deadly cornavirus.
A policeman clicks slefie with Indians who were air-lifted from Wuhan following the outbreak of the deadly cornavirus.
Staff members of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation wear facemasks, as a preventive measure againsts the spread of the COVID-19 at Bangalore City Railway Station
Staff members of the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation wear facemasks, as a preventive measure againsts the spread of the COVID-19 at Bangalore City Railway Station
Students wearing facemasks or scarves to protect the face attend a class at a governement-run high school in Secunderabad.
Students wearing facemasks or scarves to protect the face attend a class at a governement-run high school in Secunderabad.
A teacher (C) wearing a facemask teaches as students attend the class at a governement-run high school in Secunderabad.
A teacher (C) wearing a facemask teaches as students attend the class at a governement-run high school in Secunderabad.
Police personnel wear protective masks in wake of the deadly novel coronavirus at a railway station in Jaipur.
Police personnel wear protective masks in wake of the deadly novel coronavirus at a railway station in Jaipur.

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