Families that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic have been provided with relief materials in the Bajura district.

Shanti Sewa Griha, in coordination with Badimalika Municipality, has come forward to support the families affected by the prohibitory order that was imposed following the advent of a new and more virulent variant of Covid-19.

The Sewa Griha provided rice, pulses, salt, cooking oil, vegetables, eggs, soap, and mask to 10 families that have lost their wages in the lockdown, and to those who have lost family members to Covid-19 and are facing problems to bring food to their tables, informed Kabita Bista, Deputy Mayor of Badimalika Municipality.

They have been provided with food and groceries that would last for at least a month, claimed Bijendra Kunwar, Programme Coordinator at the sewa griha.

The programme will include more families affected by the coronavirus pandemic in the coming days, added Kunwar.

On hearing the news of families facing problems in Bajura following the spread of coronavirus, German national Marianne Grospietch came forward to help them through Sewa Griha, informed Kunwar.

The four-member family of Prem Kala BK said this act has brought timely support to their four-member family, who are reeling under the death of a family member, said Prem Kala BK of Badimalika-9. Her husband died of coronavirus just two weeks ago.

More people are suffering from hunger than the coronavirus infection in the district, claimed Dharma Raj Padhayay, chair of Badimalika-7.