- Title: Transgender pageant winners spread coronavirus awareness in Chennai slums
- Date: 8th July 2020
- Summary: CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA (JULY 08, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) TRANSGENDER MODELS STANDING WITH PLACARDS WEARING MASKS CLOSE OF PLACARDS, READING CORONAVIRUS AWARENESS SLOGANS IN TAMIL VARIOUS OF TRANSGENDER MODELS STANDING WITH PLACARDS CLOSE OF PLACARD READING IN TAMIL LANGUAGE (SOUNDBITE) (English) TRANSGENDER PAGEANT WINNER AND ACTIVIST, KEERTHI, SAYING: "At present, we are doing the awareness around the slum areas, like, (among) people who are not that much educated. That's the most important thing. Of course, the people who are well educated know about the messages and all but people who are in the slum areas do not know about the message and all. That is the most important, and this is the second day, we are doing these areas." TRANSGENDER PEOPLE TALKING TO SLUM DWELLERS TRANSGENDER PEOPLE DEMONSTRATING CORRECT METHOD OF WASHING HANDS TRANSGENDER MODELS POSING TRANSGENDER ACTIVISTS SLOGANEERING AND MARCHING WITH PLACARDS IN SLUM AREAS ACTIVISTS INTERACTING WITH LOCALS
- Embargoed: 22nd July 2020 10:50
- Keywords: Chennai India LGBT awareness coronavirus hand washing slums social distancing transgender
- Location: CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA
- City: CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA001CLY7S5R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The transgender community of India on Wednesday (July 08) came forward to spread awareness about coronavirus and precautionary measures in slums of Chennai.
Chennai has been one of the worst affected cities in India by coronavirus with a total of 71,230 positive cases. Closely knitted, unsanitary slums were the natural victim.
"At present, we are doing the awareness around the slum areas, like, among people who are not very educated," said a transgender activist and model, Keerthi.
Armed with placards and masks, the community went door to door in Chennai slums and interacted with people demonstrating precautionary measures, including the correct method of washing hands thoroughly.
India is the third worst-affected country in the world by the pandemic, with more than 700,000 cases. Most of the affected have been closed cluster areas in metro cities.
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