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A reader's 1 minute solution to fight COVID-19

By Amit Jain
April 26, 2020 09:34 IST
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We asked you, dear readers to share tips, suggestions and stories of how you are preventing coronavirus.
reader Amit Jain, 43, from Raipur, Chhattisgarh offers a smart solution.


Image -- a health worker checking a woman's temperature -- used for representational purposes only. Photograph: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

It is manually impossible to test a country with a population of 130 crore. But 50 crore individuals have a mobile phone.

The prime minister can request people to record a 1 minute video of them using a thermometer and upload its readings on a government authorised website or in Aarogya Setu app.

The app can take additional details like location (through the phone's GPS) and Aadhar card number.

These details may help the government to identify hotspots of corona patients and accordingly streamline testing of patients with high fever and warning symptoms.

Dear readers, how are you dealing with the lockdown and keeping the virus away?

Share your smart tips, ideas and suggestions with us and we will publish the best ones.

You can also get your children to share a drawing describing the current situation in the country or how to keep coronavirus away.

Write in to us at (Subject: Keeping COVID-19 Away) along with your NAME, AGE and LOCATION.

Don't forget to share your photograph. We'll publish the best responses right here on

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