First Lady Savita Kovind stitches face masks for Delhi shelter homes. Viral photo

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President Ram Nath Kovind’s wife Savita Kovind stitched face masks at Shakti Haat in the President’s Estate on April 22 to help fight Covid-19. The masks that Savita Kovind made will be distributed across several shelter homes of the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board.

The internet is flooded with pictures of Savita Kovind as she was seen stitching masks with the help of a sewing machine at Shakti Haat. She covered her face with a red cloth mask as she diligently stitched the masks.

The official Twitter account of BJP Karnataka shared the viral picture with the caption, “Here is our First Lady, Smt Savita Kovind, stitching face masks to be distributed at numerous shelter homes in New Delhi. Thank You Amma for leading by example.”

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In the comments section of the post, netizens said that Savita Kovind’s gesture was inspirational.

In order to prevent transmission of the novel coronavirus, several states across India, including Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Maharashtra and West Bengal, have made it mandatory for citizens to wear masks outdoors.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as scientists have asked people to maintain social distancing and most importantly, stay indoors, to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic. Washing hands with soap at frequent intervals is also necessary.

India is under complete lockdown since March 25 while Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on April 14 that it has been extended till May 3.

The total number of novel coronavirus cases in India has crossed 21,000 with the death toll surging past 600, as per official data.

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