Bollywood veteran Paresh Rawal has shared a bit of the truth that hits home while under quarantine due to the increasing terror of the coronavirus pandemic in India. The actor shared a picture of a farmer and also spoke about the things that human beings stocked up on while under quarantine. Paresh Rawal shared that 'farmers are the soul of nation' and that they rightfully deserve respect from everyone.
The coronavirus pandemic has created an atmosphere of uncertainty all across the world. The deadly infection has caused a frenzy among the citizens who have indulged in panic buying and stocking up on the essentials. This has, in turn, left very little for the underprivileged and the needy who cannot afford to buy lots of food and medicines for the unforeseeable future.
Coronavirus has also hit the economy of the country with the shutting down of most of the industries to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus from one person to many others. Many labourers and daily wage earners have had to face the impact of the shutdown as they lost their livelihood due to the pandemic. The government has set up Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) to provide aid to those financially distressed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The deadly virus has claimed close to 150 lives in the country as on Wednesday, April 8. More than 4650 active cases have been reported and about 401 people have been cured of the infection after receiving prompt medical attention. The country is under government-imposed lockdown until April 15 and has been practising social distancing in order to curb the spread of the disease.