More than 20 SSIO volunteers, including 12 members of the Sathya Sai Centres of Maesai and Prasanthi in Thailand worked tirelessly to make and distribute facemasks and shields to the local community for their personal protection in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Since 4 April 2020, they have distributed over 1,600 face masks to healthcare workers at 15 hospitals with the help of the local post-offices.  In addition, face masks were also given to 25 refugee families.