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"Some are donating vegetables grown on farms; others are feeding the underprivileged. Some are making masks, at places. Our construction workers are whitewashing and painting the schools meant for quarantine stay," added Modi.

The Prime Minister had on March 24 announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of COVID-19. The lockdown was later extended till May 3.

Criticising the recent government move on Dearness Allowance (DA), Sibal said: "This is for common man. Don't do this. Now is the time to think about public."

The package will also help in setting up of laboratories and bolster surveillance activities, bio-security preparedness, pandemic research and proactively engage communities and conduct risk communication activities.

Giri also urged saints to donate money as per their capacity to PM CARES Fund and Chief Minister's Relief Fund to battle COVID-19.

The 21-day lockdown, which was announced by the Prime Minister last month, was slated to end today.

Prime Minister talked about strengthening healthcare infrastructure and reaching out to patients through tele-medicine.

Prime Minister Modi in the last few days has spoken to many world leaders including US President Donald Trump, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez Perez-Castejon, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and discussed global cooperation to fight the coronavirus.

All other SAARC nations had promptly donated to the COVID-19 emergency fund except Pakistan.

She took to Twitter to spread the message and asked people to follow what Prime Minister Narendra Modi is asking every citizen to do.