Nationwide lockdown: Transgender distribute food packets to needy in Surat

Transgender distributed food packets to needy persons amid lockdown over COVID-19 outbreak on March 31. Around 150 transgender in Gujarat's Surat distributed food packets which include-rice, pulses, sugar and tea to the needy ones. They made 1500 kits (food packets) and distributed it in slum areas. While speaking to ANI, a member of the group, Nisha said, "We had started with 200 kits but now it has gone up to around 1500. We prepare it ourselves for distribution. We used to get together for celebration of navratri, but it got cancelled this year due to COVID-19. So, we thought of doing this instead." There are total 69 positive cases of coronavirus in Gujarat. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases rose to 1117 in India including 32 deaths.