Coronavirus (COVID-19): Test centers & Helpline number in India: All you need to know

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is trending, a virus which has spread all over the world and hence is now declared a pandemic. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause common cold-like symptoms to severe respiratory diseases like Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome(MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). The current Coronavirus is termed as ‘COVID-19’ It is a whole new virus from the family which has been detected for the first time in humans.

As we all know till now that it is a highly contagious virus that is transmitted between animals and people. In the case of pets though, WHO has declared that dogs cannot have COVID-19, so, good news. The previous outbreak of viruses like SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats and dromedary camels to humans. You can track Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases on NewYork times.

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Coronavirus 

The symptoms of getting infected with COVID-19 include fever, cough, breath shortness, etc. If it gets worse than the person can have problems like kidney failure and pneumonia also. The most vulnerable people are kids and old people because of low immunity towards diseases. The old people, however, are most vulnerable to death in case of getting the virus.

All over the world, all the medical organizations and governments are trying very hard to create awareness for COVID-19. WHO has released a complete list of all the precautions to be taken by everyone in this serious pandemic virus outbreak.

Coronavirus Outbreak
Coronavirus Outbreak

Some standard cautions to be taken include regular washing of hands, not touching eyes, mouth, and nose very frequently, use of disinfectants like hand sanitizers, covering nose and mouth during coughing and sneezing, etc. You can get all the information from the WHO website about all the cautions and also check your countries’ official government’s website to see all the advice given by them and emergency helpline numbers to fight Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).



This virus ruin the whole economy and affecting every sector, Even the IT companies are doing what they can so, Whatsapp launches info coronavirus hub and donates $1 million to International fact-checking network, Other companies like Apple closed their Stores all over world and Samsung proving free “Samsung sanitizing service” to disinfect smartphones using UV-C light, and Pornhub offering a free premium subscription to countries on Cronovirus lockdown.

The Indian government has also taken some good steps and is very actively working on this issue. A lot of awareness programs are going on, people are requested to not go outside frequently unless it is important. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared ‘Janta Curfew’ on 22 March 2020, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in which no one is allowed to roam outside as a precautionary measure.

Novel Coronavirus 52 testing sites for COVID
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Apart from this, around 52 authorized Coronavirus detection test collection centers are set up all over the country, which is very low in numbers but still is useful.

A detailed list of coronavirus laboratories in India:

State/UTLIST OF VRDLs
Andhra Pradesh1. Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati
2. Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
3. GMC, Anantapur, AP
Andaman & Nicobar islands1. Regional Medical Research Centre, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar
Assam1. Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati
2. Regional Medical Research Center, Dibrugarh
Bihar1. Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna
Chandigarh1. Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh1. All India Institute Medical Sciences, Raipur
Delhi-NCT1. All India Institute Medical Sciences, Delhi
2. National Centre for Disease Control, Delhi
Gujarat1. BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad
2. M.P.Shah Government Medical College, Jamnagar
Haryana1. BPS Govt Medical College, Sonipat
2. Pt. B.D. Sharma Post Graduate Inst. of Med. Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana
Himachal Pradesh1. Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
2. Dr.Rajendra Prasad Govt. Med. College, Kangra, Tanda, HP
Jammu and Kashmir1. Sher‐e‐ Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar
2. Government Medical College, Jammu
Jharkhand1. MGM Medical College, Jamshedpur
Karnataka1. Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bangalore
2. National Institute of Virology Field Unit Bangalore
3. Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, Mysore
4. Hassan Inst. of Med. Sciences, Hassan, Karnataka
5. Shimoga Inst. of Med. Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka
Kerala1. National Institute of Virology Field Unit, Kerala
2. Govt. Medical College, Thriuvananthapuram, Kerala
3. Govt. Medical College, Kozhikhode, Kerala
Madhya Pradesh1. All India Institute Medical Sciences, Bhopal
2. National Institute of Research in Tribal Health (NIRTH), Jabalpur
Meghalaya1. NEIGRI of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong, Meghalaya
Maharashtra1. Indira Gandhi Government Medical College, Nagpur
2. Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Mumbai
Manipur1. J N Inst. of Med. Sciences Hospital, Imphal‐East, Manipur
Odisha1. Regional Medical Research Center, Bhubaneswar
Puducherry1. Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry
Punjab1. Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab
2. Government Medical College, Amritsar
Rajasthan1. Sawai Man Singh, Jaipur
2. Dr. S.N Medical College, Jodhpur
3. Jhalawar Medical College, Jhalawar, Rajasthan
4. SP Med. College, Bikaner, Rajasthan
Tamil Nadu1. King's Institute of Preventive Medicine & Research, Chennai
2. Government Medical College, Theni
Tripura1. Government Medical College, Agartala
Telangana1. Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad
Uttar Pradesh1. King's George Medical University, Lucknow
2. Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
3. Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh
Uttarakhand1. Government Medical College, Haldwani
West Bengal1. National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata
2. IPGMER, Kolkata

The government of India has also set-up 24X7 helpline 1075 to address Coronavirus related queries to support citizens. You can also drop an email at [email protected]. States have also set up helpline here are the details:



cronovirus helpline number
coronavirus helpline number

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