Meghana Sastry is a photojournalist from Bangalore, the silicon valley of India . She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication. With a passion for storytelling, she is a well known for her tenacity and photo stories coupled with...
When the coronavirus outbreak was new, it created panic worldwide. In Bengaluru, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases has a special Coronavirus ward which is screening all those who have returned from a trip overseas and have been put under observation. Those who tested positive have been quarantined. As the issue got bigger, fumigation and sanitization in public places began and the city started seeing people in masks. Very soon, a nation-wide lockdown was announced and people started panic buying, migrant workers started walking back home and. However, the city saw a lot of helping hands feed the care for the needy. Public spaces turned into migrant camps and decreased suffering. While the longing to go home existed, they were safe and sound. The government started arranging allowing domestic travel and opening up places such as liquor stores, book stores & sports complexes which had minimal or no contact at all such as tennis, and later on allowed microbreweries to open and sell the existing stock until unlock 1 when the rest of the commercial businesses such as malls opened and dine-ins were allowed to only serve food, no liquor.