As the world has started ramping up the precautionary measures in the face of deadly coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced “Janta Curfew” on March 22 from 7 am to 9 pm and even urged citizens to practice social distancing. In the wake of the proposed curfew, a Twitter post by Bengaluru-resident has been making rounds on the internet as she offers to buy groceries along with other essentials for elderly parents in the area. The user took on micro-blogging website to make a public service announcement about how she can provide assistance to people in need during this time.
Anyone has elderly parents living in Bangalore? I am happy to check in on them and maybe run some errands. I am neat. I shower twice. I wash my hands (OFTEN). And I commute by cycle while wearing a mask. I can drop off supplies they need outside their homes. DM me.— Aishwarya S (@Hyper_aice) March 20, 2020
Most internet users not only called the post by the user as “lovely” but many other youngsters also stepped-up to perform similar tasks for elderly parents during this time of the pandemic. The netizens were seen united to help the elderly people in society who, the evidence have stated are comparatively more vulnerable to COVID-19.
I am joining you Aishwarya, please let me know any requirement in Basavanagudi, banashankari 3rd stage, 1st stage, girinagar, hanumanthanagar. DM me— MadhuG (@ajaathashatru) March 21, 2020
I'm too ready to join. BTM, hsr, Jayanagar jp nagar.— Sachin Mirashe (@sachinmirashe) March 21, 2020
I appreciate that service and a similar sort of service was also offered abroad by many youngsters to elders to buy groceries / vegetables only to run away with the money . There are many people using this crisis to dupe the senior citizens so be careful whom u are using— Bodhisattva (@trueindianfan) March 21, 2020
This is so sweet of you. I have parents living in Jayanagar. They can take care of themselves so I’m not too worried. But knowing there are people like you gives me additional comfort. Thank you 😊— 🇮🇳 blahssome 🇮🇳 (@blahssome) March 20, 2020
You are the sweetest kid.... thank you for the thought and offer. Do stay safe while you help elders. God bless.— Meghna Girish (@megirish2001) March 21, 2020
Such a nice soul. This is what we are all made up of.— Rahul Sinha 🇮🇳 (@rahulksinha) March 20, 2020
I hope and pray others too realize the divine in themselves like you have and come out to help.
God bless you. Kudos!
PM Modi said on March 19 that Indians should practice a “Janta Curfew” on the upcoming Sunday, March 22 to prepare the people of the upcoming challenges in the face of the pandemic which has already reached over 180 countries including India. As the fatal COVID-19 infects 283 people in the nation including foreigners, PM Modi also suggested that people should come out to their balconies at 5pm on March 22 and applaud the people in essential services.
PM said, “All citizens must follow 'Janta Curfew' on 22nd March, from 7 AM to 9 PM."
He added, "I would like, on Sunday, March 22, for us to offer thanks to all such people who are providing essential services in such time. On Sunday at 5pm, let us stand at the doors and balconies of our houses and applaud these people for five minutes — by clapping, banging plates and pans.”