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Covid Terminology

S. BALAKRISHNAN

The Covid-19, in its annihilation course, has familiarised/popularised some words and also taught us some new words and new situation. I never realized that there would be lakhs and lakhs of migrant workers in each State. Seizing this opportunity, our Prime Minister Modi has, as always, coined some new catchy slogans like AtmaNirbhar, Vocal for Local, etc.

To kill my lockdown time, I have with much pain and without any gain prepared a collection of trending Covid Terminology,dedicating the very first word to our NaMo. I am sure this painstaking effort would be much appreciated 100 years later in 2120 when – God forbid – another pandemic attacks the world, as in 1920 when the Spanish Flu spread its evil spell.

A – AtmaNirbhar, All Pass,

AarogyaSetu

N – Negative; Namaste; No to 

handshake, hugging & kissing

B -  Bio War, Boycott Chinese Goods

O – One World One Disease,

Online Coaching

C – Corona, Covid-19, Community

Spread, China Virus (as US

President calls it),

        Clap, clap, clap your hands,

        Containment areas

P – Pandemic , Positive,

Personal ProtectiveEquipment (PPE)

      Panic buying, Plasma treatment

D – Disinfect

Q -  Quarantine

E – Endemic, End of the World

R – Restrictions & Relaxations, Revival

F – Frontline Warriors

S – Social Distancing, Sanitizer,

       Self-Quarantine, SamudraSetu

       Saloons closed, self-haircut by men

       Stay Home, Stay Safe. Stock piling.

G –Go Corona, Go!

       Ginger & Garlic combo (India’s 

       traditional immunity boosters)

T – TablighiJamaat, Tracking & Testing

H – Home Quarantine

U – Unlock

I – Infection, Immunity Booster, Isolation ,

     India Virus (as Nepal  PM calls it)

V – Virus, Ventilator, Vaccine,

Vocal for Local, Vande Bharat

J – Jobless

W – Wuhan, Work from Home, WHO,

Wash your Hands

K -  Kindness towards the infected

X – Xinhua News Agency,

Xenophobia (against Chinese)

L – Lockdown, Liquor stocking,

      Light the Lamps

Y –Yearn (for pre-Corona days)

M – Mask, Migrant workers, Moratorium

Z –Zombie land (future of our world?)

 

            My humblepranams to Corona! No handshake, please.

 

krishnanbala2004@yahoo.co.in / 9840917608 Whatsapp

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi