Statement from Chair Administrator

At the Council Meeting on Tuesday 4 May, Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson read the following statement in regards to the situation in India:

“I feel compelled on behalf of the Council to express our deep concern about the current crisis situation in India in relation to COVID-19 with the highest ever daily count of cases globally and mounting numbers of deaths.

No one could fail to notice that medical facilities are overwhelmed and that families are desperately competing for scarce medicines and oxygen.

Our thoughts go out to the people of India and, of course to their many relatives and friends in other countries of the world including here in Whittlesea where we have a very significant Indian population. Please be assured we are liaising with key local agencies such as Whittlesea Community Connections to determine whether we can provide any additional relevant support at this very concerning time.”

If you have been directly or indirectly impacted by this situation, Whittlesea Community Connections can provide support – call 9401 6666, Monday to Friday (9am – 5pm).

Other support groups include:
People can refer to their website for latest updated news/information on current COVID- 19 situation in India. If anyone is looking to make donations to support community back in India, they can via their website.
Turbans 4 Australia – https://www.t4a.org.au/
People wanting to make donations can reach out.
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