Hindustan Times
The epidemic to follow the Covid-19 pandemic

The last salary that 40-year-old Pushpa Awale earned, working as a member of the housekeeping staff at a private firm received was exactly a week after Prime Minister Nar-endra Modi announced a national lockdown on March 24, 2020 to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. At the time, she had only about Rs 3000 saved up. Her husband, 45-year-old Avinash who worked in a construction site, earned Rs 10,000 a month; she earned Rs 1000 less.