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Mass Mobilization

How might we ensure everyone has correct & updated information.

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With COVID-19 cases increasing drastically, every individual is having different level of understanding about the grave situation w.r.t. data like number of covid-19 cases detected, number of people recovered, number of suspects, number of deaths etc. Moreover, not every individual is having updated data. Hence, Mass Mobilization becomes our prime responsibility. It can be implemented by ensuring that everyone is on the same page. For the same, we can check with mobile phone manufacturing companies if they can modify the existing devices in such a way so that every mobile phone has one home screen dedicated to updates regarding Corona virus. Also, if we can implement a feature in which the number of Covid-19 cases in the area where mobile phone user is roaming can be displayed, it will help people decided which place to avoid. I have attached the screen shot of the last home screen of One plus 6Tand also highlighted 3 areas with 1, 2 & 3 where details can be added.

Also, we can check the feasibility of having advanced proximity sensors in mobile phone which ensures that whenever a user approaches another person, a beep sound should be produced as a reminder so that they maintain safe distance.

Mobile phone home screen should explicitly mention that no cure has been figured out so far to prevent people from taking desperate measures like purchasing drugs that claim to cure Covid-19 from conmen at exorbitant prices.

Apart from this, we should also have Digital Hoarding Boards where details regarding Covid-19 is displayed continuously.


Did you share this information with your network?

  • No

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • National Government
  • News: Television
  • News: Digital
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Word of Mouth
  • Employer

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

This pandemic is leading to complete shutdown for limited segments. For us, we have options like Work From Home. But economically weak people working in an unorganized working sector are at high risk. Most of them have no clue about Corona virus & have no WFH facility. Some have even lost their jobs and can’t afford even basic medical amenities for their them & their families.

What is your current profession?

Associate Consultant in Infosys

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