Now coronavirus updates in state just a click away, thanks to this website
Kasaragod: A group of teachers and their friends from Kasaragod Govt. College enabled easy access to information on the spread of coronavirus disease in the state. The details can be accessed through covid19kerala.info. This is done with the help of charts, graphs, numbers and maps provided by the state government.
Dr Jiju P Ulahannan, a Physics teacher at the government college, says that his desire, to compile all the articles that were written on social media when coronavirus was first reported, is what led him to the idea of the website. The site was developed after making changes by cloning the Japaneese website, https://covid19japan.com/. He accessed information about the site through one of his friends, Nishad Thalahat, who is working in Japan.
The new site was designed by a former student of Kasaragod Govt College U Jeevan. The site has been hosted as open sourced so that anybody can copy the information. Apart from them, Physics teacher Dr AV Pradeep, Geology teacher K Jaleel, Nikhil Narayanan, Sreehari, Saneesh Chengamandu, Prem Prabhakar, Sooraj P Suresh, C Sreekanth, Musafir are also behind the functioning of the website.
One of the specialities of the website is that it contains visual information in one of the pages. The map that shows the spread of the virus in Kerala, graph that shows virus infected patients on a daily basis, district wise breakup of patients and list of recovered patients will be shown in the website.
The details of the patients released by the government has been made accessible in the site through Google sheet. Jiju says that people will not have to spend more a minute in the site as all information can be accessed easily.