ITV Network is running a campaign #Coronawarriors and focusing the following:
The ongoing battle against COVID-19 has become a mission statement for everyone at the personal and community levels.
During this unprecedented crisis, iTV network aims at working together to protect its employees, their families and our communities – Doctors, Healthcare Workers, Policemen, Airport officials, Media, Delivery boys and who are risking their lives to save ours.
iTV Foundation, the CSR wing of iTV Network has ensured equal detailing and planning to provide a work environment that is without risk to health and safety, including access to:
- Facilities for good hygiene such as adequate supply of hand sanitizers, face masks, soap and water.
- Implemented 'Work from Home' policy for 50% of their staff as part of encouraging social distancing.
- Desks and Studios are sanitised and sterilised daily thrice a day (including electrostatic spray & ultra violet treatment for various surfaces).
- Technology teams enabling at-home access.
- No guests in studios, all remote live.
- Reporters self-recording on phone.
- Meetings through video conference and other audio visual means.
iTV Foundation will be distributing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to Doctors & Healthcare workers throughout the country.
The Protective equipment consists of garments placed to protect the health care workers or any other persons from getting infected.
We as an organization are taking a collective step to follow all guidelines and help as many people as possible in this fight against Corona Virus.
1. What is COVID-19?
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. There are many types of human coronaviruses, including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans.
2. What are the initial symptoms of Novel Corona Virus?
Acute Onset of Fever Dry Cough Difficultly in Breathing
3. How does the virus spread?
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
1. Wash your hands frequently
Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
2. Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
3. Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
4.Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19