Telangana: A shepherd from Mahbubnagar district in Telangana surprised the government officials when he came walking to the office wearing a handmade face mask,
According to reports, Mekala Kurmayya, a shepherd, appeared at a government office in India's Telangana state wearing a bird's nest on his face as he could not afford a mask. Read more
The shepherd who hails from Chinnamunugal Chad in Telangana's Mahbubnagar district came to the government office wearing the homemade mask to collect his pension payment.
Mekala knew that he would not be allowed in the government office without a mask and so fashioned a bird's nest into a face mask as he could not afford a mask.
A picture of him wearing the unique mask went viral on social media.
Further, he requested the government to supply free masks to those who are unable to afford them.
Telangana has been witnessing a sharp increase in the number of micro containment zones ever since the state health department began to share the data for the first time since the pandemic began.
The number rose from 363 to 495 zones in the last couple of days. As of April 22, there are as many as 495 active micro containment zones across the state, a maximum of them in the state capital.
Meanwhile, India broke its previous day's record as it records the highest single-day spike 3.32 Lakh fresh cases of the novel coronavirus on April 22.
2,263 COVID-induced deaths have been reported from across the country taking the total tally of deaths so far to 1.86 Lakh. The number of active caseloads in the country amounts to 24.22 Lakh taking the total tally of caseload to 1.62 Crores. Read more
Meanwhile, due to this alarming surge of cases, the call for the supply of medical oxygen has intensified as the top hospitals in the country are making desperate calls for its supply for treating critical patients. The alarming spike in the cases is taking a massive toll on the resources of the medical facilities, as well as crematoriums that are running round the clock due to the overload of dead bodies.