Residents in Ranchi slum cheer health workers with applause

Joining the fight against coronavirus, residents of Ranchi's Azad Basti welcomed healthcare workers, who had visited them to collect samples, with a huge round of applause.

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Published on 19 April 2020 5:01 AM GMT

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Ranchi: Joining the fight against coronavirus, residents of Ranchi's Azad Basti welcomed healthcare workers, who had visited them to collect samples, with a huge round of applause.

The locals, with faces covered in masks, cheered from their doorsteps and balconies on Saturday, as the health workers, along with policemen, moved from house to another.

The incident comes days after medical professionals reportedly came under attack in Hindpiri locality, where the first COVID-19 case in the state had surfaced.

Taking to Twitter, Ranchi Deputy Commissioner Rai Mahimapat Ray shared a video clip of the incident and said people in Azad Basti had cooperated when they were approached for samples.

"Our team of health workers and police personnel were welcomed with a round of applause in Azad Basti today. With the cooperation of people, samples were collected for testing.

Let's fight #Corona together!" Ray tweeted.

Retweeting the video, Chief Minister Hemant Soren stressed that it was necessary to assist each other in this crisis, while remaining vigilant against those that were trying to disrupt social harmony.

"Keep distance, but remain connected at hearts. For I will always be grateful to the people of Jharkhand," he said.

PTI

Yogita S.

Yogita S.

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