An exhaustive compilation of articles on the Novel Coronavirus 2019 outbreak in India

COVID-19 Tracker: Catch the latest on the coronavirus outbreak in India (Updated Daily)

The world currently faces a crisis, the likes of which cannot be recalled by any of the generations inhabiting it at the moment. It is a crisis that has not only laid bare our vulnerabilities but could also bring about lasting changes in the way we live. We have already begun to see significant reorientation of our relationship with our surroundings. Government, economy, healthcare, lifestyle — all are changing in unprecedented and unknown ways. The only way to survive these tumultuous times is to stay calm, observe, gather information and resources from authentic sources and adapt. This is what our coverage of Coronavirus Disease 2019 aims to do, with

  • Latest developments on the outbreak in India so far
  • Explainers and tips on what citizens should (or should not) do to stay safe
  • Reports on government policy and measures with regard to the pandemic
  • Insights and inputs from experts

Updated list of coronavirus testing centres across India
(Updated Daily)

COVID-19: Number of infected on the rise, but are their contacts being traced?

COVID-19: Here’s how you can help those in need, financially or otherwise

With Disaster Management Act in place, shall we finally get respite from fake news on COVID-19?

16 ways to volunteer from home during the COVID lockdown

Stuck with kids in quarantine? Here are a few things to keep them busy with

Op-ed: City governments and citizens hold the key to beating COVID

Another 21 days! Stay productive with these work-from-home tips

Coronavirus relief for the economy: What the Centre can and should do

A deeper look into Kerala’s 20,000-crore relief package to beat COVID blues

Pandemic response must not forget the poor and homeless: Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, Mumbai

Want to help out during coronavirus crisis? Reach out to a senior citizen today

How to keep your children safe in the times of COVID-19”

With many lapses in self isolation, Punjab braces for spurt in coronavirus positives”

Work from home, financial worries, fatigue: How to cope with stress created by COVID-19”

COVID-19: “Community spread could lead to proportional rise in mental illness cases”

Coronavirus testing centres in India

How can the state protect the urban poor from COVID19?

Covid19 risk: What can apartments, PGs do?

All that you wanted to ask about Corona virus… and helplines for further guidance

Holi with care and other tips: How to stay safe during COVID-19 outbreak, minus the panic

How Kerala stopped the Coronavirus scare from becoming a full-blown health crisis


COVID-19 lockdown: Informal workers most affected, survey recommends Rs 21,000 cr relief

Coronavirus advisory: For Paying Guest accommodations and hostels

Coronavirus advisory: For markets and shopping centres

“Pourakarmikas are our defence against corona; here’s how to keep them (ergo all of us) safe”


Spare a thought for those who are risking their lives to keep the city clean

Here is how you can help Chennai during the lockdown!

Chennai under lockdown: Let us not repeat the mistakes of the past!

Covid-19 lockdown: Small businesses in Chennai feel the pinch

88256 90497: A number you don’t want to dial… and what you can do to avoid that

Coronavirus scare: Is Chennai prepared to halt the disease in its tracks?

Map Of  Testing Centres

*As on March 18th

Citizen Matters Special Projects

Making our cities better places to live in requires better understanding of urban issues, more data to drive solutions, synergies in attempts towards improvement, and sharing of best practices.

This in turn calls for sustained coverage and interpretation of initiatives, or lack of them, across cities, related to each issue in focus.

To that end, our ‘Special Projects’ series takes up one key urban topic or theme at a time, and explores it in depth — through reportage, data, interactions and op-eds.