The world is fighting against the novel coronavirus. The virus has already claimed over 9,000 lives all over the world. Coronavirus has us anxious and sad, however, it cannot stop people from helping each other. At a time when social distancing has become the need of the hour, there are people across the globe who are doing their tiny bit to revive everyone's faith in humanity. We are in this together, the world is coming together in a bid to beat COVID-19. Amid all this paranoia, here's something that will light up your day
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The Sikh community in England has started a free mobile food support initiative to provide food to the elderly people of Slough, a town in Berkshire. How thoughtful! People aged above 65 are most susceptible to catching the virus and it may become extremely difficult for them to arrange their daily food supply when in quarantine. Keeping this in mind, a post was shared by our Sikh heroes announcing the initiative. Take a look!
Are you 65+ plus?— Harjinder Singh Kukreja (@SinghLions) March 17, 2020
In #Coronavirus isolation?
Need support to get food?
Sikhs in Slough, UK have come up with Mobile Food Support for the elderly & isolated & are Providing FREE HEALTHY & NUTRITIOUS essentials to help them! Pls share! #COVIDー19mx #CoronavirusOutbreak #Sikh pic.twitter.com/l0kqpATzk9
A few young students in Nebraska's Columbus made get well soon cards for people in quarantine. According to media reports, kids studying in fourth, fifth, and sixth graders at St. Anthony's Home and School in Columbus made cute, little get well soon cards to cheer up people who were tested positive with COVID-19. The hospital even shared a picture of the cards on Facebook and wrote, "We just heard from the folks in isolation here what a huge impact these made!"
It's a tough time for the economy all across the globe. Businesses are crashing and people are losing their jobs. It is at a time like this when Cleveland Cavaliers player Kevin Love has donated $100,000 to support the arena's hourly employees after NBA games were suspended indefinitely.
Remember, this year's season of NBA was suspended on March 11 after Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus which, in turn, has had a huge impact on the arena's hourly employees. Kevin's donation comes as a kind gesture to support those in need. "I hope that during this time of crisis, others will join me in supporting our communities," he wrote.
Even in India, PM Modi has urged the business-class to not cut the wages and salaries of those who won't be able to make it to work during the time of 'Janata Curfew' and quarantine.
Students are not only away from home, but a ban on international travel in most of the countries has also stopped them from being around their loved ones. They do need our love, care, and support. The efforts of local Jewish communities in Yeshiva, therefore, are praiseworthy as multiple care packages were sent to the University students in quarantine after one of them tested positive for coronavirus. The gift bags include homemade baked goods, snacks, and grape juice for the students so that they don't miss their families.
"Students who've been under a lot of stress since, now have huge smiles on their faces, unable to believe the generosity and caring," Jonathan Schwab, Yeshiva University's associate director of housing and residence life, wrote on Facebook.
Coming back to India, the state of Kerala is also doing everything possible to make coronavirus suspects feel as comfortable as possible. A separate food menu has been prepared for the patients isolated at the Government Medical College Hospital near Kochi. It includes dosa, fish fry, fruits, eggs and more!
People across the world who are under self-isolation or have been quarantined are not only worried but are also bored. Cricket tournaments have been cancelled, award functions and movies have been postponed and people are now going old-school to keep themselves entertained. The Wayanad district administration in Kerala has taken one such kind step to keep the quarantined population happy and occupied. They have launched a scheme to distribute books to quarantined people in the city. "We are trying to send out a humanitarian message to these people that the whole society is with them and that it is for the sake of the society they are being put on home quarantine,” district Collector Dr. Adeela Abdulla said.
Don't these efforts inspire you and bring a smile to your face? Thank god for humanity-- it still exists. Let us all fight COVID-19 together!
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