The whole world is facing hardship due to the spread of COVID-19. India is also facing the threat of Coronavirus and the Government is taking all necessary steps to combat Coronavirus. In this tough times when every person is trying their bit to safeguard themselves and people around from COVID-19 threat, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has said that he is ready to do anything and everything that he can do to support the Government to deal with deadly Coronavirus that has infected more than 500 people in the country.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has said that he is heartily ready to offer the Eden Gardens indoor facility and the players dormitory to the West Bengal Government to be used as Quarantine facilities to keep the people in isolation who are suspected as positive for the deadly COVID-19. The Coronavirus outbreak has infected more than 500 people in the country and has resulted in more than 10 deaths.
Ganguly quoted, “In this tough time we will do anything that is the need of the hour, If Government asks us to provide Eden Gardens for Quarantine facility we will hand over the facility to the Government without wasting a minute. We don’t have any problem in doing that”.
The Cricket Association of Pondicherry (CAP) has already offered the dormitory located in its Tutipet campus as a Quarantine facility for the people tested positive for deadly Coronavirus.
After the number of Coronavirus cases crossing the mark of 500 in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi late on Tuesday announced a complete 21 days lockdown in the country as a move to prevent the rapid spread of this virus in the country and bringing the situation under control.
Before the announcement of nationwide lockdown, The West Bengal Government ordered a lockdown in the state in order to prevent the spread of Coronavirus at that time Ganguly took to Twitter to express his feelings on West Bengal Lockdown. He said that the empty roads and streets in his home city Kolkatta are the kind of scenes which he has never ever imagined that he would witness in his lifetime.
He tweeted, “I had never thought that I will see my city, my hometown like this, Stay Safe… this will definitely change for the betterment of all… sending love and affection to all”. Ganguly sent this tweet along with pictures of empty roads in Kolkatta on his Twitter page.
Talking about Coronavirus, India has more than 580 confirmed cases of Coronavirus with more than 10 deaths nationwide. Maharashtra tops the list with the highest number of confirmed cases and deaths due to Coronavirus. The Global death toll from the novel COVID-19 has crossed the mark of 18,000 with more than 422,000 people tested positive for deadly COVID-19 in 168 countries and regions across the globe. The two top hit countries of Coronavirus is China and Italy.
Let’s hope that 21 days nationwide lock-down will help to stop the spread of Coronavirus and safeguard the health of thousands of citizens in the country.