Bengaluru: It’s true that the coronavirus pandemic has brought India to a standstill. But at the same time, it has also brought out the humanity in Indians.  

The Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust in Shirdi, Maharashtra has donated Rs 51 crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to aid the fight against coronavirus pandemic, as reported by a popular website. 

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This comes in the wake of CRPF donating Rs 33.81 crore to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund after all its personnel unanimously decided to contribute one day salary towards combating coronavirus and Mahavir Temple Trust in Bihar which also donated Rs 1 crore to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund yesterday.

Chairman of Vedanta Anil Agarwal has pledged Rs 100 crore while Mahindra Group has offered to convert its resorts into Covid-19 isolation centres. 

Parle-G has donated 3 crore biscuit packets for the less privileged. 

A host of sportspersons have also donated to the cause. 

This comes even as the government announced a mammoth financial package and today (March 27) the RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das announced additional financial measures to tackle the coronavirus crisis. 

More on coronavirus spread:

At the time of writing this article, the global count of affected people stood at 531,860 while the deaths stand at 24, 057.

When it comes to India, the number of affected people stands at724 and the deaths remain at 17.

Modi announces 21-day lockdown:

Two days ago, PM Modi announced a lockdown of the entire country for a period of 21 days to combat the spread of coronavirus.

He urged the people of the country to stay indoors and help break the chain of transmission. However, he added that there was no need to panic as essential services like police and medicine, among others would remain unaffected.

RBI announces moratorium:

Earlier today, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das announced a 3-month moratorium on paying EMIs, thereby bringing more relief to the common man. He also announced a reduction in repo rates.  

PM Modi lauds RBI’s move:

Prime Minister lauded the move the RBI to issue a moratorium on EMIs saying it would go a long way in safeguarding our economy.