How To Self-Quarantine And Help Others 101

By Gizbot Bureau

How is your self-quarantine going so far? If we had to make a guess, it comprises a lot of phone calls, video calls, Netflix all day, and a few extra hours of sleep. While it does get lonely away from your friends, and even family for some, technology really is making things easier.

How To Self-Quarantine And Help Others 101

But while we have the means to talk to our friends endlessly or binge watch shows on the internet to pass away the time, there are people all around us who can't do the same. This could be your domestic help, watchman, driver or even the elderlies in your neighborhood. These are the people who still rely on shops for most of their needs. So, let's see how you can make their lives under lockdown easier and safer with technology. And you don't even need to leave your couch for that.

Teach Them How To Use Smartphones Better

Not everybody is as good as you with a smartphone, so you can teach them how to make video call or use social media to stay updated. You can even teach them the basics of YouTube if they feel inclined to. And all this would take is a phone call.

How To Self-Quarantine And Help Others 101

Help Them With Online Recharges

Recharging our phone or pretty much anything seems like an easy task to us but it's not for a lot of other people. They are either still using feature phone or they don't know how to use apps like Airtel Thanks. So, you can help them by recharging their phone or even teaching them how to do it. Keeping the situation in mind, Airtel has made it possible to recharge all their services from the app, be it phone connection, DTH or data card. In fact, you can also pay your postpaid bill, electricity and water bill, and even insurance premium from the app. Since it's UPI enabled, it's completely secure.

The Airtel Thanks app serves as a one-stop solution for all your digital payments for times when you cannot step out from your home. Available on Google Play Store and App Store for free, it is one of the fastest and safest modes of transactions right now.

Educate Them About Covid-19

Information is the best way to beat the pandemic and more the people know about it, easier it will be to get it under control. You can teach others about how it spreads, how to avoid it, basic rules of hygiene and how to access the right information on the internet. Tell them about the legitimate sources of information and how not to fall for rumors. This includes not blindly forwarding WhatsApp messages as well without verifying their credibility.

How To Self-Quarantine And Help Others 101

To make sure people get the right information, Airtel has also partnered up with Apollo 24|7 and created the Coronavirus Risk Scan. This AI-powered bot asks you eight simple questions such as your age, gender, body temperature, travel history etc., and assesses your risks of getting coronavirus. It also suggests some helpful tips to avoid the spread and stay safe. Like over 7.3 million people around the world, you can also access the scan straight from your Airtel Thanks app. Tell others about it as well so they can self-assess their symptoms as well.

Now isn't that easy? So, be a hero without ever having to get out of your room. Now what else is technology for?

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