COVID-19 outbreak: YSRCP MPs to donate two months salary to relief funds

South India

VIJAYAWADA: The YSR Congress Party on Tuesday announced that all its Members of Parliament will donate two month's salary, to help curb the spread of COVID-19.


All YSRCP MPs, will contribute a month's salary to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund, and they will further donate another month's salary to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund. 

"Mankind is facing a crisis as never before. Fighting the coronavirus is no mean task. Doctors and health personnel have exhibited rare and selfless courage to save lives. Governments the world over have requested people to socially isolate themselves," YSRCP leader V Vijayasai Reddy said in a statement.

"It is time for all of us to do our bit for the less fortunate who need to work on a daily basis to eat and who need medicines to combat the disease," it added.

"Every life is precious to us as we must do all we can to protect our people. Victory will be ours if all of us rally behind the government," said Reddy.

In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi said that it is vital to break the chain of the disease and experts have said that at least 21 days are needed for it. Social distancing is the only option to deal with the disease.

The Prime Minister said the lockdown has drawn a "Lakshman Rekha" in every home and people should stay indoors for their own protection and for that of their families.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the number of confirmed positive cases in India of COVID-19 has reached 562.


With inputs from ANI


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