‘Nobody Cares’, Para-Badminton Champion Manashi Joshi on problems faced amid lockdown


World Para-Badminton Champion Manasi Joshi has took to Twitter on Friday, telling her fans that how ‘super-difficult’ it is for a handicapped person to go out and buy everyday essentials during the country-wide 21-day lockdown in order to contain the Novel Coronavirus pandemic.

In her tweet, Manshi stated, “Going out to buy essentials as a person with disability in this lockdown is super difficult. Nobody cares.”

Manasi was currently preparing for The 2020 Tokyo Paralympics as she trained three sessions a day at the Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad. Manshi won the prestigious Gold Medal when she represented India at the Para Badminton World Championship in August last year.

On Friday Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked people to put their lights off for nine minutes at 9 pm on Sunday, April 5, and light lamps at their doors or balconies, in order to depict a collective effort of Indians in this fight against the global pandemic.

“You are not alone, no one is alone in the fight against coronavirus. The light from the lamps will show that we are together in this battle,” he said.

The Novel Coronavirus ‘COVID-19’ has been declared a pandemic by WHO on March 11th. In India itself, the number of coronavirus positive patients rose to 2130 today. Among these patients, 56 deaths have also been reported so far.


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