Urging people to maintain calm in the ongoing war against coronavirus, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav advised them to maintain social distancing while forming queues at shops for purchasing items of daily needs as this would go a long way in curbing the spread of the deadly virus.
On the first day of the 21-day nation-wide lockdown to contain coronavirus spread, Akhilesh also announced to sanction Rs 1 crore from his MP Local Area Development Fund for purchase of protection kits, corona testing kits and medical items for all doctors and health workers of Azamgarh Medical College.
Earlier on Tuesday, Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and Union ministers had also chipped in with their contributions from their local area development funds. Also toeing the line, SP Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachchan too announced to give Rs 1 crore from her MPLAD Fund to Kannauj Medical College for purchase of medical equipment and related items for containing the virus spread.
Akhilesh said that in such an exigency the government should ensure that people queuing up for purchases were at a safe distance from each other for which stand marks be made out > He also said that the common man should also be reassured that there was no lack of supply of essential commodities.
The SP chief said that every citizen needs to shed all discrimination and differences while being separate socially and unite emotionally against coronavirus.
“These 21 days will play a historic role in shaping of a pleasant future of India. I appeal to everyone to help and cooperate with fellow individuals and departments working towards this,” Akhilesh said.
Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party general secretary and Rajya Sabha member Ramgopal Yadav also wrote to Firozabad and Etawah district administrations to issue Rs 1 crore from his MPLAD fund to fight coronavirus and specified that from the fund, masks and sanitisers be bought in adequate quantity.