India’s coronavirus heroes come under attack

The Business Times | Mar 27, 2020 at 12:00 AM
  • They have been hailed as India’s coronavirus “heroes”, but doctors, nurses, delivery drivers and other frontline workers have been attacked and in some cases evicted from their homes by panicked residents.
  • Mr Modi called on Indians to stop treating medical workers as pariahs, describing those fighting the virus were “god-like”.
  • Airline and airport staff, who are still being called on for evacuations of Indians stuck overseas and manage key cargo deliveries, have also been threatened.