New Delhi: A large number of farmers have been sitting on the borders of Delhi for the last 10 days against the agriculture law of the central government.
Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in the country and news is coming out that more than 170 farmers agitating on the Tikri and Kundali borders have been suffering from fever and cough. Thousands of farmers are also taking medicines in the camps here.
Despite repeated appeals from the government, the farmers are not getting the corona test done. While so far, three farmers have died due to the disease at the Tikri border.
Balraj Kundu, a legislator who reached here to support, has met Corona positive. Doctors at the Sector 9 medical camp at Tikri Border have advised more than 100 farmers suffering from fever and cough to undergo coronavirus examination. Meanwhile, 947 farmers have been screened on the horoscope border, out of which about 70 have been suffering from fever.
When News 24 spoke to the doctors there, he told that the people who are coming here to take medicines, are under tension and their blood pressure and sugar are increased. Along with this, farmers are also facing complaints of cough, cold and stomach upset. The doctor says that we are constantly giving masks to the people and explaining them, but they are not being allowed to work.
However, the farmer leaders present on the Tikri border say that we have no information about this. All the people here are healthy and nobody has any problem. Along with this, he attributed the cause of the farmers who died, to other diseases. He said that if people are sleeping in the open, then it is the responsibility of the government. The Delhi government is providing some facilities to the people, but the central government should find a solution to these issues so that farmers can go to their homes soon.
Some farmers say that reports of spreading corona among farmers are false and some media organisations are spreading such news at the behest of the government.