As Kerala continues to struggle to contain the spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, employees at the General Post Office in Thiruvananthapuram have decided to step up at the time of this global crisis.
The employees have decided to prepare food at their homes and give it to the needy at a time when the pandemic is gripping the country by the throat. On Saturday, the state recorded its first death due to the novel coronavirus, with the number of infected cases surging to over 170. The first death was of a 69-year-old man, who died at Kochi Medical College.
Home-cooked food will be given to Trivandrum Corporation which would then be provided to the needy, news agency ANI reported.
“There are many who are struggling for food in this lockdown. We’ve a Postal Staff Quarters Welfare Association and we decided to prepare food at our homes and give to Thiruvananthapuram Corporation which will supply it to the needy. There are 40 families in staff quarters,” an official said.
So far, there are 873 registered cases of COVID-19 across the country with Maharashtra and Kerala leading the national tally with the most and second-most cases respectively. On Saturday morning, the country recorded its biggest jump in 24 hours with cases shooting up by 149 in a single day.
According to Worldometer, a global case tracker which says it gives live statistics, India reported 906 infections and 20 deaths till 1 pm on Saturday.
While things have started to go back to normalcy in Wuhan, where the virus originated, cases continue to soar in other parts of the world.