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Lockdown Day 4 – This is How India is Fighting Against the Spread of covid19

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Day four of the lockdown has seen a spirited fight from India against the many odds. At a time when the whole country is going through a difficult phase to contain the spread of pandemic and protect all Indians, both administration and people are coming together to take this challenge head on.

Migration Crisis Addressed

The national capital in particular witnessed migration of daily-wage laborers, since all works halted due to the present situation. It unfolded into a painful proposition in the evening of March 27. Soon the administration stepped in. While the Home Ministry specified provisions under State Disaster Relief Fund, the Uttar Pradesh government arranged thousands of buses to reach the workers to their home districts.

PM-CARES Fund

Acknowledging the requests of several people across the country for contributing money to fight COVID-19, PM Narendra Modi announced THE PM-Cares Fund. Actor Akshay Kumar has already made a contribution of ₹25 crore to the Fund.

Ramayana Re-telecast

DD National started re-telecasting the iconic television serial Ramayana from March 28, Saturday. One episode will be telecast in morning from 9am to 10am every day, while another will be telecast from 9pm to 10pm.

The re-telecast of BR Chopra’s Mahabharat also started on DD Bharati from March 28, Saturday. One episode will be telecast at 12pm while another will be telecast at 7pm every day.

While the government has taken care to address the economic aspects of people in this 21 Days Lockdown period, emotional and psychological aspects are also playing a role in this period. In such turbulent times, it is important that people remain happy and engaged even within the confines of their home. What better recipe for coping with stress than a replay of these iconic serials?

The move received a huge reception from the people, as reflected in social media conversations.

Keeping the Spirit High

Both people and administration have kept their spirits high in this fight against Covid19. While the Indian Army through its Operation Namaste  has built a big medical facility, Indian Railways has attuned its coaches to treat the COVID-19 affected.

Here are some examples of how individuals and group of people are putting their efforts to mitigate the situation.

Corporate India Joins Hand

The day witnessed an announcement of a ₹500 crore fund from Tata Trust, while Ola announced a ₹20 crore fund for drivers who have no job during the lockdown.

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