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‘Pehle Duty, Fir Beti’: A Constable In Uttar Pradesh Chooses Duty Over His New Born Baby Amid Coronavirus Crisis In Country

In these gloomy times of coronavirus, here’s a positive story of 25-year-old constable Ramakant Nagar who decided to stay and attend to his call of duty and not go and meet his new-born daughter back home 

‘Phele Duty, Fir Beti’: A Constable In Uttar Pradesh Chooses Duty Over His New Born Baby Amid Coronavirus Crisis In Country
Highlights
  • India was under a complete nation-wide lockdown till April 14
  • PM Narendra Modi on April 14 extended the lockdown further
  • Now, India's lockdown will end on May 3

New Delhi: In these ‘not-so-normal’ times, on one hand, there are people confined to their homes and family members. On the other side, there are frontline soldiers who are risking their lives to fight the COVID-19  and continue to work against all odds during the lockdown.  Here’s a story of one such frontline soldier from Western Uttar Pradesh – Etawah who decided to do work with dedication and help India flatten the curve of the invidious virus that has killed 377 people as of April 15, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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Meet 25-year-old constable Ramakant Nagar who chose not to go home to his village to visit his firstborn child. The constable was informed about the birth of his baby-girl on WhatsApp, 12 days ago and since then he has just met his daughter through the digital medium. Doting the photo of his daughter on his phone, he said, ‘Will go and see her after the lockdown ends, duty first for now.’

Further, the constable told NDTV,

At first, I thought about going home, I wanted to see my daughter. But then I also thought about how so many of my colleagues are doing continuous duty in this crucial time. Moreover, my nation needs me more right now. That’s why I decided not to ask for leave and stay here for my duty.

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He further adds,

I speak to my wife and family every day. But I have also made up my mind that I will not go home till the time this lockdown is in place.

Etawah in Uttar Pradesh has currently one COVID-19 positive case and is not among containment zones. On the other hand, Uttar Pradesh, which has the seventh-highest number of cases in the country, at 660 (as of April 15).

To contain the spread of coronavirus in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 14 extended the lockdown further till May 3. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, currently, in India, there are about 11,439 coronavirus infected people.

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World

23,96,06,768Cases
20,13,42,617Active
3,33,82,100Recovered
48,82,051Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 23,96,06,768 and 48,82,051 have died; 20,13,42,617 are active cases and 3,33,82,100 have recovered as on October 15, 2021 at 4:15 am.

India

3,40,37,592 16,862Cases
2,03,6782,908Active
3,33,82,100 19,391Recovered
4,51,814 379Deaths
In India, there are 3,40,37,592 confirmed cases including 4,51,814 deaths. The number of active cases is 2,03,678 and 3,33,82,100 have recovered as on October 15, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,86,280 2,384

33,157 6

64,13,418 2,343

1,39,705 35

Kerala

48,29,944 9,246

96,421 1,802

47,06,856 10,952

26,667 96

Karnataka

29,82,399 310

9,607 43

29,34,870 347

37,922 6

Tamil Nadu

26,83,396 1,259

15,451 199

26,32,092 1,438

35,853 20

Andhra Pradesh

20,59,122 540

6,588 27

20,38,248 557

14,286 10

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,008 12

135 4

16,86,976 16

22,897

West Bengal

15,79,012 530

7,576 81

15,52,491 601

18,945 10

Delhi

14,39,311 28

337 1

14,13,885 29

25,089

Odisha

10,33,809 521

4,890 38

10,20,645 477

8,274 6

Chhattisgarh

10,05,614 16

203 4

9,91,841 20

13,570

Rajasthan

9,54,382 8

42 6

9,45,386 2

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,244 34

215 20

8,15,943 14

10,086

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,669 12

111 1

7,82,035 11

10,523

Haryana

7,71,035 16

105 158

7,60,881

10,049 174

Bihar

7,26,016 8

42 6

7,16,313 2

9,661

Telangana

6,68,618 168

4,171 40

6,60,512 207

3,935 1

Assam

6,05,847 207

3,646 157

5,96,263 362

5,938 2

Punjab

6,01,971 33

234 11

5,85,199 16

16,538 6

Jharkhand

3,48,406 11

130 4

3,43,141 7

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,729 28

175 22

3,36,157 6

7,397

Jammu And Kashmir

3,30,834 93

935 11

3,25,473 104

4,426

Himachal Pradesh

2,21,113 182

1,387 5

2,16,011 173

3,715 4

Goa

1,77,356 68

679 27

1,73,342 39

3,335 2

Puducherry

1,27,259 49

647 4

1,24,763 53

1,849

Manipur

1,22,432 69

1,444 15

1,19,099 84

1,889

Mizoram

1,10,719 901

13,601 435

96,744 1,332

374 4

Tripura

84,295 4

110 8

83,369 12

816

Meghalaya

82,734 87

892 31

80,411 115

1,431 3

Chandigarh

65,295 10

32 5

64,443 15

820

Arunachal Pradesh

54,958 4

202 22

54,476 26

280

Sikkim

31,722 6

224 1

31,108 7

390

Nagaland

31,516 9

230 8

30,613 17

673

Ladakh

20,867 6

44 2

20,615 4

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,675

3 1

10,668 1

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

2 0

10,312

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,640 3

10 1

7,501 2

129

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