[Wikimediaindia-l] Fwd: [Wikimedia-l] COVID-19 second wave and protection of our most valuable movement asset

A brief update has been posted while answering a question on Wikimedia-l. The page is under construction, and an announcement on the India mailing list will be made separately with details in a few days.

প্রেরক: Bodhisattwa Mandal bodhisattwa.rgkmc@gmail.com
Date: বুধ, ২৮ এপ্রিল, ২০২১ তারিখে ১০:১৬ PM টায়

Hello Andreas and all,

There is some good news. Wikimedia Foundation Community Resources team has given permission to CIS-A2K to allot funds to reimburse vaccines, send COVID protection kits and provide counselling for Wikimedia volunteers in India. CIS-A2K has consulted Foreign Currency Regulation Act expert lawyers and got confirmation that the program can be executed as per the law of India. With this progress, we are now good to go. We had formed a 5-members committee of physicians (4 of them) from the Indian Wikimedia volunteer community. They had their first meeting almost an hour ago to decide the next steps to provide support as quickly and efficiently as possible. The action points are noted from the meeting and within a few days, we are sure that we will be able to provide support to the volunteers. A meta page is also being drafted, which will undergo expansion and modification in the next few years. The lnk is here - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_support_for_Wikimedians/India