#CoronavirusOutbreak: Mohammed Shami distributes food, masks to migrant workers
Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami extended help to migrant workers who are stranded in different parts of the nation amid the lockdown. The 29-year-old was seen distributing food packets and masks, in a video posted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Twitter. Notably, he has also set up food distribution centers near his house in Sahaspur. Here is more.
As #IndiaFightsCorona, @MdShami11 comes forward to help people trying to reach home by distributing food packets masks on National Highway No. 24 in Uttar Pradesh. He has also set up food distribution centres near his house in Sahaspur.— BCCI (@BCCI) June 2, 2020
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The migrant workers are struggling to travel back home in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. Although the Indian government has arranged transport services to an extent, several workers have died of fatigue while covering the arduous journey on foot.
Shami is the latest cricketer to have contributed towards the cause. A number of Indian cricketers earlier pledged donations for relief funds. Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar donated Rs. 25 lakh each to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund and Chief Minister of Maharashtra's Relief Fund in the battle against COVID-19. Previously, the Pathan brothers also distributed masks and foot items to Vadodara's health department.
India's total number of coronavirus cases are nearing the 2,00,000-mark. Over 5,600 deaths have been reported with nearly 98,000 active cases. Besides, the global death count has climbed over 3,77,000.