COVID-19 poses a grave danger to India because of our high population density and abysmally low number of hospital beds per 100 people. In the worst case, India’s coronavirus infections may be just getting started and we may be looking at a tsunami of cases in the weeks ahead. It’s encouraging to see the Indian government take necessary steps such as lockdown and indian corporates switch to Work From Home. However, until we have a vaccine, infections can flare up anytime, anywhere. Current estimates suggest that we’re many months away from a vaccine, so we may be in for a long time to face multiple widespread disruptions due to either infections overwhelming our healthcare capacity or due to social-distancing induced economic slowdown.
So, on March 22nd 2020, we invited the Indian tech community to come together and collaborate to build projects that can help other Indians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over a period of 4 weeks, they launched 40+ projects and many of them had a positive impact on fighting covid-19 in India.
Participation in the hackathon is not open anymore now
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