The total number of recorded Coronavirus cases around the world has reached 381,761, with over 16,558 deaths due to the disease which doesn't have a vaccine.
In India itself, as the recorded number of Cov-19 cases inches close to 500, over 11 states and 80 districts have ordered a complete lockdown with several states also issuing a curfew. Indians, like many around the world, are being forced to stay at home.
Indians, however, are not very good at sitting at home. There's a popular running joke that Indians are the world's most avid travellers, and have definitely visited even the remotest parts of the world on a 4-day 3-night package through a travel agency.
So, if you're Indian, and wondering where you could go during this weekend, two Indians have created a website that tells you what places are safe to visit this weekend.
Over 300k have visited the website, well, partly because, Indians will always be Indians.
~300K people in a single day of launching our website . I think now might be the right time for me to start microblogging. We know it is a simple frivolous one visit page but taking inspiration from @shl we'll disclose all the metrics so that you can learn whatever you can. pic.twitter.com/DpLdC4CCMt
— Vamsi Rao (@VamsiRao7) March 23, 2020
Here's how you can visit the website. On the website, you can manually choose a location on the search bar and hit enter, and they'll tell you whether you can safely visit that location right now, or not.
— Vamsi Rao (@VamsiRao7) March 22, 2020
If you can't due to slow net or other reasons, here's a summary: STAY AT HOME.
No, really. Your travel plans can wait. Your health can't. If you go out, you risk catching the infection yourself, as well as infecting others. No to mention, most tourist places are shut to prevent this exact thing!
Even doctors told us that we need to be indoors for a lot longer than a day to prevent India from succumbing completely to this disease. Do your part, stay at home.