Combating Coronavirus


Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus strain. WHO (World Health Organization) has declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic. 200+ nations are trying to contain the spread of the disease and consequent human life losses with social distancing through lockdowns.

Our nation has geared up to combat the pandemic with proactive measures in line with global approaches and guidelines from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and the Ministry of Home Affairs.

In the unifying spirit of participation, the Government is engaging with all citizens to combat the virus. A dashboard of advisories, status across States is available online.

The Hon'ble Prime Minister has addressed the nation twice in a span of a few days on ways to combat the pandemic



Keeping in mind the need for having a dedicated national fund with the primary objective of dealing with any kind of emergency or distress situation, like posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and to provide relief to the affected, a public charitable trust under the name of 'Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund' (PM CARES Fund) has been set up. A task force COVID -19 Economic Response Task Force has also been set up to tackle the economic challenges.

The country's infrastructure is aligned to support all containment measures while ensuring safety and sustenance of lives of all social strata.

Policy, plans and announcements from stakeholders in all critical sectors such as Railways, Civil Aviation, Transport and Finance indicate the preparedness to collaboratively combat the pandemic.



The COVID-19 virus affects different people in different ways. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease and most common symptoms are fever, cough and difficulty in breathing. The Ministry of Health website provides a detailed FAQ on the disease.

At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available.



National Helpline Number: +91-11-23978046 or 1075

Helpline Email ID: ncov2019[at]gov{dot]in

Related Links

Visit Ministry of Health and Family Welfare website for

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  • For Citizens related information
  • For Hospitals related information
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  • Awareness Material