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Meet India’s Coronavirus Warriors Who Are Fighting In Their Unique Way To Flatten The COVID-19 Curve And Save The Country From The Crisis

Meet India’s heroes, who at a time of a pandemic are doing their bit to serve the nation and help its people fight this crisis of coronavirus outbreak

Meet India’s Coronavirus Warriors Who Are Fighting In Their Unique Way To Flatten The COVID-19 Curve And Save The Country From The Crisis
Highlights
  • The first case of coronavirus came to India on January 30
  • By March 25, India was lockdown completely
  • In this period, many have come forward to help other people

New Delhi: We are living in the times of coronavirus – a global emergency that has put an abrupt stop to everyone’s daily life. In these gloomy times, when many of us are confined in the comfortS of our homes amid the nation-wide lockdown to stay safe, there are many out there who have decided to step out of their comfort zone and do their bit for those who are not as fortunate. Here’s the story of five such warriors who have decided to go an extra mile at a time of an ongoing pandemic.

A 23-Year-Old Sarpanch From Hyderabad Who Decided To Stand Outside Her Village To Prevent People From Escaping The lockdown

Meet Akhila Yadav, a BSc graduate and sarpanch from Madanapuram village in Nalgonda district of Hyderabad. When PM Modi announced the first lockdown in India for 21-days on March 24, Akhila decided to join PM Modi’s initiative. She from the very next day started to stand guard outside her village with a stick in her hand, to stop people from entering her village without A valid reason and preventing people from her village to defy the lockdown. She would stand from morning to afternoon then take a break and again stand till the evening.

Apart from this, the sarpanch has also been going door-to-door to educate her villagers about COVID-19 symptoms and why at this crucial juncture following the necessary guidelines such as lockdown and maintaining personal hygiene is necessary.

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Her work was applauded by the Prime Minister himself on his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat.

Differently-Abled Homeless Women Make Masks For Chennai Sanitary Workers

At the Chennai Corporation shelter in Nungambakkam, homeless physically-challenged women decided to do their bit at this time of coronavirus outbreak. They worked day and night to stitch together face masks using reusable fabrics so that poor sanitary workers of Chennai Corporation could protect themselves from the deadly infection. Speaking to NDTV, one of the women said,

The government has given this shelter to us..During this time of pandemic, we decided to do something for the government and started making face masks for the sanitary workers of Chennai. In one day, we make about 200-300 face masks, we are following all the necessary guidelines like social distancing, maintaining good personal hygiene and sanitise our hands every now and then.

Dr Aishwarya Rao, Director of the shelter talking about the initiative and what message this deed is sending to the world said,

Everybody is talking about the frontline workers like doctors and other healthcare staff. We are not at the frontline but we are also doing our bit in this time of crisis. These shelter home women are supporting the non-frontline workers by making these protection gears so that they can also protect themselves from the highly contagious infection.

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Rajasthan Couple, A Constable And A Compounder Report To Work In The Frontline Daily Leaving Their Seven-Year-Old Daughter Behind At Home

Meet Saroj Kumar, she is a Constable at Rajasthan Police, while her husband works as a compounder at a hospital in the state. At a time when a pandemic is causing havoc to normal life, both these frontline workers have decided to go to work on a daily basis and perform their duty. Back home is their seven-year-old daughter, who the couple leave behind every day at home, amid the nation-wide crisis.

While this may sound like a draconian measure to leave the child behind alone, the doting mother does it only to ensure that her young one stays safe and both of them can be available on their respective duties on a regular basis.  The lady constable takes pride in performing her duty and is also a concerned mother but she firmly believes that the country always comes first. She says,

As a mother, I do feel scared leaving my child at home. But I have to control my emotions and do my job. I always believe in the motto that the country always comes first before anything else.

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74-year-old Man From Reasi, Jammu & Kashmir, Made 6,000 Masks Using His Pension Money To Distribute Among The Less Fortunate People 

Meet Yog Raj Mengi, a 74-year-old pensioner. He decided to buy a sewing machine and some fabric and started making face masks for less fortunate people so that even they can safeguard themselves in this time of crisis. He has distributed over 6,000 masks till now, all using his pension money. Taking a step further, now the man has decided to distribute free ration in his area.

His work also got him a thumbs up from PM Modi, sharing his story on his social media handle, PM Modi said, “Proud of citizens like him! They are adding so much might in the battle against COVID-19.”

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This Hyderabad Couple Is Helping Migrants By Giving Them Free Meals  

A software engineer couple in Hyderabad could have stayed home like most. But seeing the plight of migrant labourers on the road of Hyderabad, they decided to help them out. At first, they started cooking meals at home for these workers. But soon realiseD they can only feed a few people. So, they stepped outside and decided to ask their neighbourhood restaurant to open their kitchen for them and help them start feeding the migrants. Today, they are making meals in the restaurant kitchen with the help of a few friends in the neighbourhood and are able to feed more than 2,000 migrants daily.

They have been sourcing material for these meals from their own savings.

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World

22,90,75,864Cases
19,16,26,474Active
3,27,49,574Recovered
46,99,816Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,90,75,864 and 46,99,816 have died; 19,16,26,474 are active cases and 3,27,49,574 have recovered as on September 21, 2021 at 3:56 am.

India

3,35,04,534 26,115Cases
3,09,5758,606Active
3,27,49,574 34,469Recovered
4,45,385 252Deaths
In India, there are 3,35,04,534 confirmed cases including 4,45,385 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,09,575 and 3,27,49,574 have recovered as on September 21, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,24,498 2,583

45,229 1,281

63,40,723 3,836

1,38,546 28

Kerala

45,24,158 15,692

1,67,578 6,623

43,32,897 22,223

23,683 92

Karnataka

29,68,543 677

14,386 1,025

29,16,530 1,678

37,627 24

Tamil Nadu

26,47,041 1,661

16,984 15

25,94,697 1,623

35,360 23

Andhra Pradesh

20,39,529 839

14,388 311

20,11,063 1,142

14,078 8

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,680 11

194 4

16,86,599 15

22,887

West Bengal

15,62,173 524

7,810 96

15,35,699 608

18,664 12

Delhi

14,38,517 20

379 8

14,13,053 28

25,085

Odisha

10,20,754 510

4,947 96

10,07,666 600

8,141 6

Chhattisgarh

10,05,094 38

297 7

9,91,234 43

13,563 2

Rajasthan

9,54,263 9

91 10

9,45,218 19

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,737 14

133 3

8,15,522 17

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,402 8

96 0

7,81,789 8

10,517

Haryana

7,70,746 13

340 6

7,60,598 7

9,808

Bihar

7,25,901 7

69 1

7,16,173 8

9,659

Telangana

6,63,662 208

4,991 14

6,54,765 220

3,906 2

Punjab

6,01,323 59

307 10

5,84,517 38

16,499 31

Assam

5,98,423 455

4,984 72

5,87,632 517

5,807 10

Jharkhand

3,48,125 9

55 1

3,42,937 10

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,393 11

267 6

3,35,736 17

7,390

Jammu And Kashmir

3,28,069 128

1,461 32

3,22,191 159

4,417 1

Himachal Pradesh

2,17,140 234

1,616 54

2,11,871 177

3,653 3

Goa

1,75,583 85

810 36

1,71,478 48

3,295 1

Puducherry

1,25,517 54

867 56

1,22,818 109

1,832 1

Manipur

1,18,673 178

2,183 6

1,14,658 183

1,832 1

Tripura

83,905 51

346 10

82,750 40

809 1

Mizoram

81,460 1,731

15,140 1,008

66,057 721

263 2

Meghalaya

79,667 174

1,896 5

76,391 168

1,380 1

Chandigarh

65,188 7

41 4

64,329 3

818

Arunachal Pradesh

54,126 56

410 12

53,444 67

272 1

Sikkim

30,971 16

654 59

29,937 74

380 1

Nagaland

30,907 43

467 17

29,786 59

654 1

Ladakh

20,737 7

138 4

20,392 3

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

0 1

10,666 1

4

Lakshadweep

10,359 3

8 3

10,300

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,600

13 0

7,458

129

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  1. Dr. GOKULSING GIRASE

    November 20, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    During Pandemic of Covid 19 not a single day clinic closed since last 8 months Unique record on Dr.Gokulsing Girase’s name .served in corporation’s fever OPD as well. Thanks God & all well wishers for this achievement (Mentioned for motivation to others ) – DrGOKULSING GIRASE KALYAN (THANE) MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA

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