their hard work seems to be paying off
India is currently experiencing a vigorous second wave of Covid-19, which is causing thousands of daily fatalities and record-high case numbers.
The country’s healthcare system is struggling to cope. As a result, countries around the world are putting their differences aside to help India in its battle against the virus.
However, one village in Madhya Pradesh has managed to save itself from the deadly impact of Covid-19.
The women of Chikhalar have taken it upon themselves to implement a full lockdown, as well as strict safety measures.
They have also prevented outsiders from entering the village, in order to keep themselves safe from Covid-19.
To ensure that nobody enters the village, the women of Chikhalar have taken the initiative to arm themselves with sticks.
They have also sealed Chikhalar’s boundaries with barricades of bamboo, as well as a poster prohibiting access.
As well as this, to guarantee complete protection against Covid-19, the women are also monitoring the use of the state highway that passes close to the village.
Entry into Chikhalar by anyone outside the village is prohibited.
However, the women are not afraid to use their sticks on residents wandering aimlessly inside the barricades.
Chikhalar’s residents do not leave the village themselves, and any necessary work is the responsibility of two youths in the village.
According to the women, the decision to implement these strict measures was tough. However, they are necessary in order to keep Chikhalar protected.
Clearly, their hard work seems to be paying off.
There is not a single Covid-19 case in Chikhalar. Meanwhile, the rest of India continues to crumble.
On Monday, April 26, 2021, the state of Madhya Pradesh reported more than 12,500 Covid-19 cases. This takes the overall total to more than 500,000.
India’s Covid-19 crisis is spiralling out of control. Supplies are running low, and patients are in desperate need of care.
Therefore, countries around the world are rallying together to support India in its losing battle against the virus.
India’s most-needed items include oxygen and critical medicines such as Remdesivir and Tocilizumab, to help treat moderate and severe Covid-19 cases.
To date, more than 40 governments have committed to sending aid to India, according to Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla.
Shringla announced the news on Thursday, April 29, 2021.
His statement came after two Russian military transport aircraft flew in ventilators, 20 oxygen production plants and 200,000 medicine packs.
Three flights to India from the US are also expected to be carrying raw materials for Covid-19 vaccines, as well as oxygen concentrators.