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Varanasi boy designs anti-Covid smart bag for school students

A night curfew has been imposed in major cities of Uttar Pradesh including Varanasi, Lucknow and Kanpur to check the spread of Covid-19

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Pushkar Singh, a Class 11 student from Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), has ingeniously designed an anti-Covid-19 smart bag that will let kids maintain social distancing in schools. It reportedly has two ultrasonic sensors installed at the front and back that get active whenever you carry the bag on your shoulder.

The bag raises an alarm if someone comes closer than 2 m of the person carrying it.

This anti-Covid-19 smart school bag is chargeable and works for over 5 days after two hours of charging.

It has a barcode that provides the contact details ,including the address of the child, which may help the police reunite one with his or her parents in case they are separated.

The bag has been designed with the help of Arduino, ultrasonic sensor, 3.7-volt battery, alarm, push switch and a bar code.

Meanwhile, a night curfew has been imposed in major cities of Uttar Pradesh including Varanasi, Lucknow and Kanpur to check the spread of Covid-19. In Varanasi, a week-long curfew will be imposed from 9 PM on 8 April.

In view of a steep rise in Covid-19 cases, a night curfew has been imposed in major cities of Uttar Pradesh including Lucknow, Kanpur and Varanasi with effect from 7 April night. 

Police Commissioner of Lucknow, DK Thakur said on 6 April, “Night curfew will be imposed in Lucknow from 7 April between 9 PM and 6 AM.” “The curfew will continue till April 30,” Thakur said. 

Meanwhile, with 1,15,736 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, India recorded its daily highest spike on 6 April. With the surge, the total count of cases in India has reached 1,28,01,785.

The country reported 630 COVID-related deaths in the last 24 hours, while the active number of cases stands at 8,43,473, the Union Health Ministry said on 6 April.

As many as 59,856 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours. The cumulative death toll has mounted to 1,66,177. 

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