How it all began?
Emergence Of COVID 19:
In late January, as the novel coronavirus started to spread and multiply worldwide, India confirmed its first case – a returnee from Wuhan University. The nation was alerted to a possible outbreak of the deadly disease. By mid-March, India registered 100 cases and the upward trend began!
In late March, India announced its first phase of lockdown. Soon after, millions of lives were affected as a large chunk of the country’s workforce relies on daily wages to meet their basic needs.
Odisha’s First Case:
On March 16, Odisha confirmed its first coronavirus case. On March 22, the state declared a lockdown in five districts – which was later extended to all districts as the nationwide lockdown came into effect.
Predicting the challenges that lay ahead, KIIT & KISS initiated an action plan to help the worst-hit sections of the society. The organisations joined hands with various stakeholders and set out on a mission to provide basic necessities to vulnerable communities across Odisha.