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World Immunisation Week: Google Doodle Says Thank You To Public Health Workers And Researchers Amid Covid-19 Crisis

Google in its unique way appreciated and thanked the frontline workers and researchers to mark the ongoing World Immunisation Week

World Immunisation Week: Google Doodle Says Thank You To Public Health Workers And Researchers Amid Covid-19 Crisis
Highlights
  • World Immunisation week is observed every year in the last week of April
  • Google expressed gratitude towards health workers, researchers via a Doodle
  • Google to launch a Doodle series to honour health workers

New Delhi: By dedicating Monday’s (April 26) Google Doodle to the public health workers and researchers, Google expressed gratitude towards them during the ongoing World Immunisation Week which is celebrated every year in the last week of April with an aim to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against diseases. Google has appreciated and thanked the frontlines workers and the scientific community for undertaking the tremendous mission of combating the raging COVID-19 pandemic. ”This World Immunization Week, we send our thanks to every public health worker and scientific researcher working tirelessly to find ways to defeat COVID-19,” the search engine tweeted.

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The animated Google doodle shows the letter ‘G’ sending heart emojis as a token of love and appreciation to the letter ‘E’ who is acting as a researcher with glasses which is wearing a pair of glasses and is surrounded by books and a globe.

Google plans to launch a Doodle series to recognize and honour the frontlines workers over the next few weeks. On its website, the search engine wrote,

As COVID-19 continues to impact communities around the world, people are coming together to help each other more than ever. Over the next few weeks, we’re launching a Doodle series to recognise and honour many of those on the front lines. Today we would like to say: to all public health workers and researchers in the scientific community, thank you.

Also Read: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Speaks To COVID-19 Frontline Warriors On ‘Mann Ki Baat’

Google has been repeatedly posting on Twitter and writing on the website about COVID-19 guidelines to raise awareness among people.

According to experts, India, which has been battling with more than 3.5 lakh daily cases recorded for two consecutive days, is facing a ‘Tsunami’ of coronavirus pandemic, not a wave.

With over 3.52 lakh (3,52,991) people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, the highest so far, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases has climbed to over 1.7 crore (1,73,13,163) while active cases have crossed the 28 lakh mark (28,13,658) and over 1.9 lakh (1,95,123) people have died due to the pandemic, according to the data updated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Monday.

Also Read: How To Treat Covid-19 Patients At Home, Here Is What Doctors Recommend

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene

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