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What should be your diet if you have Corona like symptoms

Corona like symptoms – cough, cold, shivering, fever, sour throat, bitter taste, body pains and similar experience related to ARI. For any examination and diagnosis, contact doctor and medical expertise for relief and immediate attention.

You may follow similar diet to get relief and feel better –

  • Drink lukewarm water
  • Add honey and lemon juice into lukewarm water
  • Drink citrus juice – Orange, Mosambi, Melon and others
  • Eat fruits – Apple, Pine Apple, Pomegranate, Papaya, Kiwi and others
  • Drink Kadha – made from Indian spices as a constant immunity booster and instant relief to throat and nose.
  • Keep clean and dry
  • Wash your hands often. Use sanitizer. Keep distance
  • Read books if you like. Watch movies. Check old albums/photographs. Keep light environment and avoid heavy debated talks or discussions either over phone or directly.
  • Try looking at nature – birds, animals, plants, tree and likewise.
  • Create craft or paint if you like or have interest. It is a good pacifier.

Drink some liquid every 2 hours and possibly hot beverages. Avoid coffee if possible.

Take medication if any issue persist and always seek medical attention by doctor.

Keep smiling and stay positive. Stay at home and stay safe. If you or your family members have to go out, keep your mask on and follow social distancing. Avoid touching surfaces and avoid strictly avoid touching your face at any time.

Invest in good mask if you are going out frequently and keep it clean and dry at all times.

It’s Monsoon in India – so keep precautions and watch. Avoid getting drenched as much as possible. If you have to go out – use raincoat and umbrella.

Share positive thoughts and stories. Pray if you may like. And keep calm.

Weekly Corona Updates from Surat | Lockdown 4.0 Day 61

24 May 2020, Surat.

Surat in Lockdown 4.0 Surat along with other major cities in India which are affected by corona severely have been under Lockdown 4.0 making it around 61 days now from the start since 25 March 2020. After the initial worry and hustle, slowly the city along with the administrators got hold of the widespread corona virus.

SURAT CORONA COUNT
Total Tested : 19652
Total Positive : 1245
Total Recovered : 852
Deaths : 59
Active cases : 334

Recovery Rate is at 68.4 %

Highest number of cases are found in Limbayat zone with 474 cases till date nearly 38% of total cases in city. Athwa and Varachha B zones have least cases.

Many migrant laborers and citizens who wanted to go back to there villages, towns and cities have been facilitated with travel by trains and buses. Some of the earlier laid restrictions on movement within the city have been lifted. Precautions are being taken and penalties levied on violators of norms related to social distancing and sanitizing.

Life is slowly getting back to normal here in Surat.


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Weekly Corona Updates from Surat | Lockdown 3.0 Day 54

17 May 2020, Surat.

Surat in Lockdown 3.0 Surat along with other major cities in India which are affected by corona severely have been under Lockdown 3.0 making it around 54 days now from the start since 25 March 2020. After the initial worry and hustle, slowly the city along with the administrators got hold of the widespread corona virus.

ZONEWISE CORONA CASES IN SURAT

Recovery Rate has improved a lot to over 65% bringing some news of relief to the citizens. SMC praises survelliance strategy placed in early identification of cases which has caused to treat the Covid-19 positive cases. As well as use of digital platforms like Gemini software and Doctor TecHO app which helped to bring all doctors and clinics under radar and any ARI case which had symptoms like Covid-19 was under constant observation and check through visits, calls, quarantine apps and likewise.


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Weekly Corona Updates from Surat | Lockdown 3.0 Day 47

10 May 2020, Surat.

Surat in Lockdown 3.0 Surat along with other major cities in India which are affected by corona severely have been under Lockdown 3.0 making it around 47 days now from the start since 25 March 2020. After the initial worry and hustle, slowly the city along with the administrators got hold of the widespread corona virus.

NGOs came together to take care of the needy. Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) took into the task of survelliance, tracing, testing and treating for COVID-19. Alongside awareness and disinfection was being carried out extensively. But slowly as the testing capacity was getting increased, the number of cases did see a spike due to some rise in cases at Mandarwaza, Limbayat. Areas where cases were rising were contained by clustering them and restricting access to those areas. Certain time of the lockdown there was curfew for a week in cluster hotspots.

Surat fights corona. As the medical teams buckled up, covid care center got decentralized, food relief measures got evened out and flowing smoothly, concerned issues of migrants addressed and testing center capacity increased and results were coming sooner, overall dynamics of the city got into a mode of operation in dealing with Covid-19.

Last week SMC adopted the APX model strategy to increase effective tracking and interfacing with the sensitive zones with high infection rates like Limbayat, Central zone and Varaccha Zone. These zones have crossed 100 case mark in comparison to 800 mark in the city. Under this strategy, survelliance teams to visit households and look for people with symptoms for Covid-19. When a household is located with Covid-19 positive or COVID-19 like symptoms then those places will be marked as A. A is for ARI (Acute Respiratory Illness). In households with senior citizens and co-morbid illness or conditions they will be marked as P for present. And households with neither of the case will be marked as X for absent.

APX strategy may help long run. It is expected to give more clarity on the spread of cases as well as help to further narrow down on the clustering. Since it has been observed that many deaths have occured in Surat with patients have 60 or higher age especially those suffering with co-morbid conditions or existing medical issues like diabetes and hypertension.

Extra measures for 3 hotspot zones. Limbayat has nearly 40% cases of the city with 333 cases, while Central zone registered 124 cases followed by Varachha A which registered 116 cases. Many measures are being taken to curb the spread of virus in these hotspot areas. Island strategy has been applied to Limbayat where all roads connecting to other zones have been blocked. Sanitizers and hand wash counters are placed at multiple places. Heavy penalties are being laid upon in violation of social distancing and other norms being set like wearing of mask, use of sanitizer, traveling without any reason, shop keepers to keep sanitizer and public places to follow precautions.

Recovery Rate has improved a lot to over 50% bringing some news of relief to the citizens. SMC praises survelliance strategy placed in early identification of cases which has caused to treat the Covid-19 positive cases. As well as use of digital platforms like Gemini software and Doctor TecHO app which helped to bring all doctors and clinics under radar and any ARI case which had symptoms like Covid-19 was under constant observation and check through visits, calls, quarantine apps and likewise.


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Weekly updates from Surat – Lockdown 3.0 against Corona

SURAT DURING LOCKDOWN

India goes into Lockdown 3.0 after announcement from the centre. India went into nation-wide lockdown from 25th March 2020 for 21 days. All districts were closed for movement. Social distancing, quarantine, self-isolation, clustering, hotspots, sanitization and such words become everyday norm. By the end of 21 days, it was felt there is need for extension of lockdown as the cases still were shooting up. On 15 April 2020, extension of lockdown was announced till 3rd May, which will make the entire lockdown duration of 40 days.

By the end of April, the curve for corona cases had gone flat. It was reported that the doubling rate, which was initially 5 days for some locations has gone beyond 10 to 15 days. It was signal that things were under control and situation was getting towards exit protocol. As the industries, factories and many markets were shutdown, people working as daily wagers and laboraries had their own worries to sustain in this circumstances. So it was decided to further move migrant laborers and stranded people to their respective locations by prior seeking permissions, following norms and under-going medical screenings and quarantines as per the severity of cases from their origin of travel location.

Aviation, Railways and State Transports remain shut during lockdown.

By the end of April, lockdown was extended for 2 more weeks, which is termed as Lockdown 3.0 and categorize all locations under various zones based on the cases, severity and frequency in occurence. All locations were classified into RED, ORANGE and GREEN zones. New norms were set as per zones. India seems to be slowly getting back to it’s normal flow. We will have to see how things unfold in the next two weeks.

Majority of cases are seen in metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Indore, Jaipur, Surat and likewise. Sudden surge in the cases during the first few weeks have left a strong mark on the stabilization of the situation in these cities. But with time, things have returned to the new normal. With health care raising it’s standards and citizens adopting to the situation, gradually everything set into place.

Schools, Colleges, Companies, Factories & many Industries remain shut during lockdown.

Surat fights against corona. Surat being one of the densely populated cities in India as well as the fastest growing cities, it did see the face of corona in its true sense. First week was filled with confusion and eagerness to know what this new global pandemic situation was like. Citizens were stocking up and getting prepared for the situation of lockdown and social distancing. Certain areas were identified as hotspots and soon they were clustered from other parts of the city. As testing went on to increase and new areas identified, there was a point when few areas were kept under curfew to curb the spread of corona cases.

Essential supplies and medical stores were kept open. Proper care was taken to provide relief measures to the needy and stranted. Movement was allowed with the localities during certain hours of the day. With days passing by new norms were being adopted. Satization, disinfection and wearing of masks in public places became the new norm. Covid care centre, hospital, quarantine hostels and home quarantine became part of every day linguistics. Within few weeks, situation was under control. Testing capacity got increased, active survelliance team were able to identify and trace the cases by their expertize, sampling became effective, new areas were identify in early on and clustered. Strong action was being taken against violation of social distancing and movement.

Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Wardboys, Police & Corporation Staff emerge as real Heroes.

In time, everyone got adapted to the situation. Many NGOs rose up to the situation and did every bit of their help in making the city function smoothly. SMC used modern digital technologies to track, trace, locate, update and keep things in check. Schools & colleges started to conducted online classes.

Surat looks to slowly start unfolding it’s arm from these week and by the end of lockdown 3 if the cases go down, city will start to return back it’s usual with hustle and movement.


CORONA DASHBOARD


as of 3rd May 2020, morning

SURAT Corona Updates

Confirmed Positive : 638
Active Cases : 477
Patient Recovered : 133
Total Death : 28
Cases Tested : 11879
Under Quarantine : 2199

GUJARAT Corona Updates

Confirmed Positive : 5054
Patient Recovered : 896
Total Death : 262
Cases Tested : 74116
Under Quarantine : 45739

DistrictPositiveTestedRecoveredDeaths
Ahmedabad354331811462185
Surat661151499928
Vadodara325434114224
Anand74644315
Gandhinagar671240132

INDIA Corona Updates

Active Cases : 28046
Discharged/Cured : 10632
Deaths : 1301
Total Tested : 976363

State / UTConfirmedActiveRecoveredDeaths
Maharashtra1150691421879485
Gujarat47213750735236
Delhi37382510116761
Madhya
Pradesh
27192050524145
Rajasthan26661488111662

FOOD PACKETS DISTRIBUTION IN SURAT DURING CORONA PANDEMIC

SMC cares for the citizens, provides relief of 9 lakh food packets daily.

SURAT MUNICIPAL CORPORATION (SMC) along with the collaboration from NGOs in Surat and Akshayapatra has been taking care of migrants, destitute, stranded, needy, old and suffering individuals during the corona COVID19 pandemic. Initially what started as a help by NGOs to the needy in the first week of lockdown, soon began as a organised means to provide food packets to the citizens of Surat.

More than 400 NGOs and self managed seva-santhas came forward during this lockdown situation which became necessary due to the increase in Corona cases across the country. SMC initially distributed food packets in certain areas and then soon started managing self operated kitchens as well as with the help from Akshayapatra was able to cater to provide around 7 lakh food packets.


READ ALSO: Akshayapatra Foundation provides mid-day meals to schools in Surat.


As of 25 April onwards, over 9 lakh food packets are distributed everyday across Surat by combined efforts from SMC, Akshayapatra, NGOs n Sevasanthas.

SUPPLIED BYFOOD PACKETS
NGOs607370
SMC (AKSHAYAPATRA)116000
SMC KITCHENS191550
TOTAL914920
DISTRIBUTED ATFOOD PACKETS
URBAN HOMELESS800
OLD PERSONS1230
RELIEF CENTRES1350
DISTRIBUTION CENTRES550000
OTHER PLACES361540
TOTAL SURAT914920

TOTAL FOOD PACKETS DISTRIBUTED : 1,54,03,592
DONATIONS OF FOOD RAW MATERIALS : 1,00,000 + kgs
DONATIONS TO SAMVEDNA CARES : 4.45 Crores

SMC decides to distribute dry ration kit instead of daily food packets to avoid corona infection spread.

PRECAUTION BETTER THAN CURE

Around 100 food distribution centres were being operated by SMC in all zones of the city. Major locations were schools, halls and open places with compounds where social distancing was properly maintained while distributing food packets. However with rise in corona cases it was noticed that gathering of people are one place was not on favour of reducing the impact.

So SMC decided to supply dry ration kits to the needy instead of providing food packets daily cooked. It was decided to gradually distribute the dry ration kits in various locations and phase out distribution centres to avoid any mishap. 87 distribution centres are being operated as of 27-April-2010

ZONEFOOD DISTRIBUTION
CENTRES
SOUTH EAST ZONE (LIMBAYAT)51
NORTH ZONE (KATARGAM)10
SOUTH WEST ZONE [ATHWA]9
WEST ZONE [RANDER]7
CENTRAL ZONE7
SOUTH ZONE [UDHNA]6
EAST ZONE – A [VARACHHA]6
EAST ZONE – B [SARTHANA]4
Grand Total100
FOOD DISTRIBUTION CENTRES IN SURAT

SMC’s COMMITMENT TOWARDS THE CITIZENS


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