In a region mired in conflict, it takes all the more courage, and perseverance to be the voice of the voiceless and to separate facts from propaganda. Help The Kashmir Monitor sustain so that we continue to be editorially independent. Remember, your contributions, however small they may be, matter to us.

J&K is furiously Googling ‘Pandemic’ as coronavirus fears escalate

After Internet services were back, the question that plagued that valley was the same that had had millions around the globe worried: Coronavirus.

On 11 March, the World Health Organization termed the outbreak as a global ‘pandemic.’ Soon after the announcement, Jammu and Kashmir furiously googled the word, trying to understand the extent of the outbreak.

 

It topped the district in India searching for the meaning of ‘pandemic.’

The top searches in the area were ‘pandemic’ with various spellings and understanding how it was different form an outbreak or epidemic