In a great humanitarian gesture, ace Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has offered to buy N95 masks for the needy as COVID-19 strengthens its grip over India. Ashwin took to Twitter and urged the people to wear two masks but refrain from using cloth masks. Responding to Ashwin, one Twitter user pointed out that N95 masks are costly and many won’t be able to afford them. Replying to the user, Ashwin said that he will be happy to buy the masks for the persons who can’t afford them and also requested his followers to suggest ways to distribute them to the people in need.
A single N95 mask starts from 70rs , A normal surgical mask costs 10rs which we can't and shouldn't use for more than 8 hours.
People who suffer to get food, people who have low income , how can they afford this?
— @im_manoj (@im_mano12) May 7, 2021
N 95 masks can be washed and reused. I am happy to buy and give it to people who can’t afford it! Please let me know ways to distribute them if you or anyone on my timeline knows how🙏 https://t.co/iGjTmVDXqs
— MASK UP INDIA ( NO CLOTH MASKS PLS)🙏🙏🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) May 7, 2021
Ashwin pulled out of the Indian Premier League midway through the tournament as he wanted to be with his family in this time of crisis. Ashwin was very active on Twitter today and urged people to maintain social distancing and get their vaccination done. Another user pointed out that there is no vaccination center near his area to which Ashwin asked him to wait till it is made available to him as India is a vast country and it takes time to make the resources available to every individual.
My due date for second dose is on 21st May but no vaccination center available.. Real india 🙏 pic.twitter.com/BG62vHUjXH
— shivajichatrapathi (@shivaji146) May 7, 2021
Earlier, Ashwin’s wife Prithi revealed that she along with 9 other members of her family, including six adults and four children had contracted the virus.
India reported as many as 4.15 lakh cases of Coronavirus today. This was the third instance and second consecutive when India reported more than 4 lakh cases in a day. In addition, around 4000 people have succumbed to the virus.
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