Coronavirus in Melbourne: Sikh Volunteers Australia rallies around community in need

For the past three years, the group has been offering help to those in need twice a week.

With self-isolation, panic buying and financial hardship leaving many struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Sikh community in Melbourne’s outer suburbs is rallying around those in need.
Sikh Volunteers Australia has stepped up in times of crisis, working tirelessly to deliver free meals to those who are struggling.
For the past three years, the group has been offering help to those in need twice a week.
Since the virus’ outbreak, they realised there was a greater need than ever from the community...
...On Wednesday, the prime minister called for an end to panic buying as Australians strip shelves across the nation.
“It is not sensible, it is not helpful and, I’ve got to say, it has been one of the most disappointing things I have seen in Australian behaviour in response to this crisis,” Scott Morrison said.“There is no reason for people to be hoarding supplies from fear of a lockdown or anything like this.
Bad behaviour and people emptying supermarket shelves are distracting officials’ attention and diverting important resources to keeping supply lines open, he said.

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