The ministry of information and broadcasting on Tuesday set up a dedicated Twitter handle for sharing news and updates about the novel coronavirus.
The account is named #IndiaFightsCorona and uses the handle @CovidnewsbyMIB.
In its first tweet, the handle shared the helpline numbers for information on the pandemic.
In addition to information about myths about the coronavirus, #IndiaFightsCorona is expected to be a single-window source on latest number of coronavirus cases, relief measures by the government and economic measures.
For instance it tweeted, “1. Over 21,000 #COVID2019 relief camps set up in States & UTs 2. More than 6.66 lakh migrant workers have been given shelter 3. Around 23 lakh stranded, poor & destitute people being provided food.” #IndiaFightsCorona also tweeted a document from the finance ministry detailing “important features and time limits which get extended by Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions)