Coronavirus: Oldham residents react to new Covid-19 measures
‘Wake-up call’ for town
Founder of charity Just Breathe, Afruz Miah, 47, said it had been a “wake-up call” for the town.
“Oldham has too many disadvantaged areas and needs some investment from the government.
“Now that we know good health and fitness are important to stop the virus becoming deadly, we need to rise to the challenge and look after ourselves better.
“What I see around me is a tight-knit, charitable community and we have lots of positive role models.
Only a get fit bid will prevent COVID – say South Asian campaigners
A group of inspirational Bengali charity workers from Oldham has called on their own community to get into shape to face the Coronavirus – as a healthy body may be their best defence against terrible illness or death.
Volunteers who run fitness classes for Muslim women, a Royton restaurant who have spent lockdown running around serving food to the vulnerable, and community leader Muzahid Khan have joined forces to encourage people to mix charity with being healthy – with evidence emerging that the fitter you are, the less likely you are to perish during the pandemic.