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The good Samaritans during India's lockdown

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March 27, 2020 08:13 IST
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With a nationwide lockdown in place, it may have become harder than usual for people, especially for the migrant daily wage earners and the homless to get some food and supplies. The government has assured people that supply of essential items will continue unabated. But while governments across the country are working hard to provide food to people, there are good samaritans who are helping out fellow citizens.

 

From providing food to sanitizers and masks, these people are nothing short of a godsend.

Take a look and let's applaud these heroes!

Volunteers distribute food packets to needy people during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic in Patna. Bihar has has six positive cases of coronavirus and one person has died. Photograph: ANI Photo

Sikh volunteers and district administration distributing food to homeless people during the lockdown in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar in Punjab. Photograph: ANI Photo

Police distribute food to poor people during lockdown, in the view of coronavirus pandemic, in Patiala. The Punjab police received great praise for showing a more humane approach during the lockdown. The police personnel organised ‘langars’ (community meal) to feed those who can barely manage a meal without their daily wage. Photograph: PTI Photo

A Delhi Police personnel distributes food to rickshaw-puller during the lockdown in Delhi. While there have been some criticism of the police making people squat and other punishments for violating the curfew, more or less they have been doing a stellar job. Photograph: ANI Photo

ADG Prem Prakash and other police personnel distribute food to homeless people in Prayagraj. Photograph: PTI Photo

Volunteers of Siddhivinayak Temple Trust distribute food and bottled water to police and traffic police personnel deployed on duty during the nationwide lockdown at Mahim in Mumbai. Day and night, the cops without fear have been serving the citizens. Photograph: Kunal Patil/PTI Photo

Volunteers provide sanitizer to security personnel on duty, to mitigate the spread of coronavirus in Patna. Photograph: PTI Photo

City Corporation of Panaji workers packing the food items to distribute among the citizens during the complete lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic in Panaji. Photograph: ANI Photo

Volunteers bravely step out to hand over masks in Jammu to try to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Photograph: PTI Photo

And it's not just about food and masks. Some volunteers even stepped out in Mumbai to ensure that the blood banks are fully stocked. These people lined up at Lalbaugcha Raja in central Mumbai to donate blood. Photograph: PTI Photo
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