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Ladakh Covid warriors ride JCB machine to cross river, Twitter salutes brave effort

A group of healthcare workers in Ladakh rode a JCB earthmoving machine to cross the river as there was no other transport available.

City Express News

 Leh, June, 9,2021: Doctors, healthcare workers, sanitation workers and volunteers have been relentlessly taking forward the battle against Covid-19. While some have battled angry mobs, devastated families, some have braced natural calamities to continue serving Covid-19 patients.

One such story has emerged from Ladakh where a group of healthcare workers were seen riding the tide and crossing a river on a JCB earthmoving machine as there was no other option available.

An image shared by Ladakh MP Tsering Namgyal shows four healthcare workers seated on the arm of the JCB machine as they cross the river with high water flow.

Sharing the image, the Ladakh BJP leader wrote, “Salute to our #CovidWarriors. A team of #Covid warriors crossing the river to render their services in rural Ladakh. Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and Cooperate the Covid Warriors.”

The photo was lauded by internet users who saluted the spirit of the Covid warriors battling severe odds to save lives.

On Tuesday, Ladakh recorded 61 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the overall tally in the union territory to 19,258, while the active cases in the region dropped to 1,011.

Ladakh has registered a total of 195 Covid-related deaths since last year with the worst-hit Leh accounting for 141 fatalities followed by 54 in Kargil district.

Of the new cases, 58 people tested positive in Leh taking the infection tally in the district to 15,912, while three cases were detected in Kargil pushing the district tally of infections to 3,346.

Officials have said the number of recovered patients has risen to 18,052 after the recovery of 119 patients in Leh and 20 in Kargil. With this the active cases have come down to 1,011 with 843 in Leh and 168 in Kargil.

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