CHANDIGARH,24.03.20-The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has released an animated video titled “Meet Vaayu, who helps to resolve queries of children related to Coronavirus and shares healthy tips to defeat #COVID19” for COVID-19 awareness.

The video is themed ona comic which was published on 9th March 2020, titled “Kids Vaayu and Corona: who wins the fight?” by Dr.SumanMor, Associate Professor, and Chairperson, Department of Environment Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Dr.RavindraKhaiwal, Additional Professor of Environment Health, Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh. The main character in the video and comic is Superhero Vaayu, who fights for better public health and environment.The video interactively features the comic having information on COVID 19, so that children can understand easily. The short video shows that worried kids call the superhero Vaayu and ask him about the Coronavirus, and it's it spread. Then, Vaayueducates the kids about coronaviruses and COVID-19 disease, its spread, symptoms, and preventive measures.

The motive of these initiatives is to address the panic of COVID-19 pandemic among kids through comics and video cartoons andto encourage the kids and their parents to fight against this pandemic through proper hygiene and preventive measures.

The video is published on the official YouTube channel of Press Information Bureau (PIB), Government of India and can be watched on the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j1azO0mXvE