Resources

This page will provide a collection of resources that are updated, useful, relevant, easy to read, multilingual and authentic.  Every effort has been made to duly credit and cite the sources that we have referred. We update these resources time to time. In case you come across any error, we request you to contact us.

Resources in English


Disinfectants, Sanitizers & Practices for Creating Safe Living Environment in COVID-19 Period [Talk] [Presentation] by Dr. Ankush Gupta [30 May 2020]

Masks and their disposal (A presentation by Amaraja Kulkarni and Krishanu Maulik with edits by Bittu and K V Subrahmanyam, from the Indian Scientists’ Response to COVID-19, 13 April 2020 [16 April 2020]

Guidelines for Hygiene and Sanitation in Densely Populated Areas, during the COVID-19 Pandemic, issued by the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India. [13 April, 2020]

FAQs on Use of Masks, Brihamumbai Municipal Corporation [13 April, 2020]

PIPES Kit (IIT Kanpur’s initiative on making Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) using polythene. The design and the production process of the PIPES Kit is open-source, so that a small/medium-scale factory can start making them in large quantities within a few days. [13 April, 2020]

Step-wise Guide to making M-19 Shields (Maker Asylum’s initiative on making “Face Shields” for front line health and medical workers/ practitioners. This information is useful for small scale manufacturers)
[7 April, 2020]

Do-It-Yourself Easy Face Mask (HBCSE-TIFR). For more details, scroll to the end of this page [3 April 2020]

Detailed Manual on “Masks for Curbing the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus” issued by the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India. [30 March, 2020]

Information Booklet by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. [24 March, 2020]

COVID-19 resources by Indian Academy of Sciences: Confluence- Science, Scientists and Society.
[24 March, 2020]

Resources in Hindi


कोविड-१९ महामारी की अवधि में घनी आबादी वाले क्षेत्रों के लिए स्वस्छता और स्वास्थ्य-रक्षा हेतु दिशानिर्देश (भारत सरकार के प्रधान वैज्ञानिक सलाहकार के कार्यालय द्वारा जारी किया गया, अप्रैल २०२०) [१६ अप्रैल, २०२०]

SARS-CoV-2 कोरोना वाइरस के फैलाव को रोकने के लिए मास्क -घर पर ही मास्क बनाने की विधि
(भारत सरकार के प्रधान वैज्ञानिक सलाहकार के कार्यालय द्वारा जारी किया गया, ३१ मार्च २०२०)

कोरोना विषाणुरोग (कोविड-19 ) पर जनता को सलाह: भ्रम दूर करें (विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठन)
हिंदी अनुवाद: डॉ चंद्र मोहन नौटियाल (INSA, नई दिल्ली) [२४ मार्च २०२०]

कोरोनावाइरस जैसे प्रकोप घातीय रूप से क्यों फैलते हैं, और ‘इस वक्र रेखा को समतल’ कैसे करें 
[हैरी स्टीवेंस, वाशिंगटन पोस्ट, १४ मार्च २०२०]

कीटाणु नाशक बनो – अपने हाथ धोना
[Washington State Department of Health, USA]

मैं कोविड-१९ फैलने की स्थिति में किस तरह तैयार रह सकती / सकता हूँ ?
[Washington State Department of Health, USA]

Resources in Urdu


Guidelines for Hygiene and Sanitation in Densely Populated Areas, during the COVID-19 Pandemic (issued by the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India) [16 April, 2020]

How can I be prepared for a covid-19 outbreak, poster by Washington State Department of Health, USA.

Resources in Marathi

कोविड-१९ महामारीच्या काळात लोकसंख्येची घनता जास्त असलेल्या क्षेत्रांमध्ये आरोग्य व स्वच्छता राखण्यासाठी मार्गदर्शक सूचना (भारत सरकारच्या प्रधान वैज्ञानिक सल्लागार कार्यालयाने जारी केले, एप्रिल,२०२०) [१६ अप्रैल, २०२०]

COVID19 – मराठी व्हिडिओज

Sanyogeeta Bhave and Chinmay Patwardhan on COVID 19 [4 April 2020]

Here is Sanyogeeta Bhave and Chinmay Patwardhan explaining what are the symptoms of the COVID-19 and how it spreads and what precautions we should take to prevent its spread.

Multilingual Resources


Guidelines for Hygiene and Sanitation in Densely Populated Areas, during the COVID-19 Pandemic [16 April, 2020]

These guidelines have been issued by the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, April 2020. It is currently available in English, Hindi, Marathi and Urdu

Detailed Manual on “Masks for Curbing the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus [16 April 2020]

This manual is issued by the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, March-April 2020. It is currently available in English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Urdu, Tamil, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Nepali, Manipuri, Telugu, Konkani, Malayalam, Assamese and Punjabi.

Advisories by People’s Health Movement on COVID19 [11 April 2020]

Advisories by People’s Health Movement- India (PHM) / Jan Swasthya Abhiyan on 1) For workers who cannot avoid going out during the pandemic; 2) Keeping your hands Coronavirus free; 3) Protecting yourself in crowded places. The Advisories are available in English, Hindi, Bengali and Telugu. Please note that the use of Ibuprofen is still being debated upon in the medical community.

e-Book on COVID-19 by The Hindu [26 March 2020]

The Hindu has published an e-book on essential COVID-19 information that will be available for free download from their website. The e-book on COVID-19 available for download in multiple Indian languages like Bengali, English, Gujarati, Haryanvi, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Tamil [click on the language].

These translations are available under CC-BY-4.0. That means you can use it / post it anywhere (no permissions needed) as long as you put the following statement on your website and put the link mentioned below: The original content for this ebook was created by The Hindu. The translation was coordinated by Confluence (Indian Academy of Sciences). The original version can be found here.

UNICEF IEC eWarehouse

The UNICEF IEC eWarehouse is a user-friendly digital repository of information, education and communication (IEC) materials developed or produced by UNICEF India. The resources are available in multiple languages in audio and text format (Assamese, Tamil, Bengali, Telugu, and many more Indian languages). Users can also request master copies of the resources for their own reproduction and reuse. For example, teachers can access these resources when interacting with children.

Washington State Department of Health (United States of America)

The WSDH (USA) has put up a number of multilingual resources (includes Hindi, Urdu, English, Punjabi) pertaining to: How can I be prepared for a COVID-19 outbreak?; Information for families caregiving for loved ones; Information for people who are sick but have not been exposed to COVID-19; Information for people who have been exposed to COVID-19 but are not sick; Information for people who are sick and have been exposed to COVID-19.

For example:

Information for people who have been exposed to COVID-19 but are not sick [Punjabi]

Information for people who are sick and have been exposed to COVID-19 [Punjabi]

How can I be prepared for a COVID-19 outbreak? [Punjabi]


Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services, United States of America. They have developed a number of factsheets in various languages (includes English, Bengali, Urdu) related to COVID-19.

Do-It-Yourself (DIY)

Easy Face Mask (सोपे मास्क)

Masks lower the chances of coronavirus entering the respiratory system through droplets. Learn how to make a simple washable face mask from an old t-shirt or vest. It requires no stitching and can provide basic protection. Make sure to go through the usage and precautionary guidelines.

Poster in English [JPG] [PDF]
मराठीत पोस्टर [JPG] [PDF]
DIY Mask (English)