Corona lockdown: Ola offers 500 cabs to Karnataka govt to transport doctors

Ola has offered 500 of its cars to Karnataka government for transporting doctors amid the Coronavirus lockdown

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Ola has offered 500 of its cars to Karnataka government for transporting doctors amid the Coronavirus lockdown, a report in NDTV said.

Karnataka's deputy Chief Minister Dr CN Ashwathnarayan confirmed the development in a tweet online.

Olacabs has agreed to give 500 OLA vehicles for #Covid_19 related activities in Karnataka. These vehicles will be used by the government for commute by doctors and Covid 19 related activities. Greatly appreciated move by @olacabsand its CEO @bhash!, tweeted Dr CN Ashwathnarayan.

After Prime Minister on March 24, 2020 announced 21 days lock down in India as a precautionary measure to combat the deadly Coronavirus outbreak, Ola Cabs suspended its services pan India.

The company opened a fund for its drivers who have become jobless during the lockdown. Ola has also stopped accepting daily rentals from their drivers.

The Bengaluru-based online organisation has announced a compensation of ₹ 30,000 for its drivers and their families if they have caught the COVID-19 infection.

Till now, the Pandemic caused by Novel coronavirus has claimed 29 lives across India and left 1071 people infected.

The migrant labourers are the most affected by the epidemic caused as they are majorly deprived of basic needs, food and shelter in many parts of the country.

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