UP guv releases 'sciencetoon' book on COVID-19 pandemic

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New Delhi, Oct 29 (PTI) Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel on Thursday released a 'sciencetoon' book with comprehensive information on the COVID-19 pandemic, its symptoms and prevention through precautions.

The book, named 'Bye Bye Corona', published by Vigyan Prasar of the Department of Science and Technology, makes people aware of COVID-19 in an engaging way.

'The 220-page book contains comprehensive information on the novel coronavirus pandemic, its symptoms and prevention through precautions. 'The book 'Bye Bye Corona' also has a very interesting chapter on the art of living with coronavirus, highlighting the methods to deal with it in a day-to -day life,' the Department of Science and Technology said. The book has been written by Pradeep Srivastava, former Senior Principal Scientist at CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow.

It is further planned to make a 3D version of this book to facilitate its multi-lingual adaptation across India and abroad.

'Post its launch in India, the book would soon be released in Brazil under the Brazil-India Network programme and would possibly be translated into Portuguese language,' Srivastava said.

A 'scientoon' is a cartoon communication based on science. Scientoons are meant to inform and sensitise people about scientific concepts in an intelligible and interesting way. PTI PR KJ