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But many young people and social minded people are helping them also. In Kerala at many places the local ward member co-ordinates and takes initiative in organising such help. Government has also asked the Anganwadi workers, Asha workers and Panchayat/Municipal ward members to have a list of such lonely and elderly people and do the needful to visit them periodically and/or contact them by phone etc. and do the needful for them. It is mostly being done.
In normal conditions, somebody may come for helping her, if nor financially at least in getting the required items. But now because of COVID 19, nobody is bothering about the neighbours and they are not even seeing what is happening in the neighbourhood. The days will become further worst if the situation continues for some more days. In India also cases are increasing and in some places again lockdown is being implemented. Coming days are very bad. Every one should be careful. Unruliness and thefts will increase.