Discovery Channel takes a closer look at how India addresses the novel coronavirus with its upcoming documentary Covid-19: India’s War Against the Virus, airing on Sunday, October 4, at 9:55 pm.
Discovery zeros in on the largest democracy and one of the most populous countries in the world. With almost nine percent of its citizens living in congested slum areas, making physical distancing difficult to practice, India faces a challenging task in keeping its people safe from the virus.
Through Covid-19: India’s War Against the Virus, viewers can follow the timeline of how the pandemic developed in India in contrast to the rest of the world. The documentary also offers a glimpse of India’s diverse social, economic, and religious sectors and how frontliners navigate through them.
Even as cases continue to rise in India, a success story that can be observed and implemented in other areas is Kerala’s grassroots approach in tackling the virus. A centralized control room was set up and volunteers gave out personalized care through phone lines in addition to the state’s rigorous tracing, testing, and isolating method.
The documentary also presents the possibility of a vaccine being produced in India. Like other vaccine manufacturers, the country is also racing against time to develop a vaccine for COVID-19 in Serum Institute of India, a drug manufacturer based in Pune.
A notable weapon that India and the rest of the world utilizes to fight off the virus is technology. Through digital and remote monitoring, India has been able to curb the spread of the virus and drones were rolled out to sanitize public areas. Tune in to Covid-19: India’s War Against the Virus to learn more about how technology has aided India in countering the pandemic.
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