NEW DELHI: Amid the rising fear of the novel COVID-19, Indian sports stars like Gautam Gambir, Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan and Bajrang Punia come in front to help the government fight the deadly disease.
Former cricket stars, Pathan brother have decided to donate 4000 masks to their countrymen so as to protect them from the infections. In a video shared by Irfan, he and his brother, Yusuf mentioned that those masks were in the name of Mehmood Khan Pathan Charitable, run by their father.
Irfan wrote, "Doing our bit for the society. Whatever u guys can do please go ahead and help each other as far as sanitation is concerned. But don't gather [email protected] #corona it's a small start hopefully we will be keep helping more. Everyone of us..."
Doing our bit for the society. Whatever u guys can do please go ahead and help each other as far as sanitation is concerned.But don’t gather crowd! @iamyusufpathan #corona it’s a small start hopefully we will be keep helping more. Everyone of us... pic.twitter.com/7oG7Sx4wfF— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 23, 2020
Another former cricket player and now a BJP leader, Gautam Gambhir offered 50 lakh rupees from his Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) fund to Delhi government hospitals in order for the better treatment of all people suffering from this pandemic.
In a tweet, Gambhir wrote to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, "In furtherance of the united effort to save to our city and citizens from this pandemic, I would like to pledge 50 lakh from my MPLAD fund for equipment that may be needed for COVID-19 treatment in State government hospitals."
बिना हथियार जंग नहीं जीती जाती!— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) March 23, 2020
Corona के इलाज और उपकरणों में कोई कमी ना हो इसलिए चाहता हूँ कि अस्पतालों को मेरे सांसद फण्ड से 50 लाख दिए जाएँ. @ArvindKejriwal
घर के अंदर रहें, सावधानी और सफ़ाई रखें और
सरकार का साथ दें. @narendramodi #IndiaFightsCorona pic.twitter.com/jS415AoTlo
Star wrestler Bajrang Punia has also donated his six months salary towards the fight against the novel coronavirus. He wrote, "I have donated my six months' salary towards the relief fund for COVID-19 patients set up by Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar."
मैं बजरंग पुनिया अपने छःमहीने का वेतन हरियाणा कैरोना रिलिफ फंड में सहयोग के लिये समर्पित करता हूँ ।जय हिंद जय भारत 🇮🇳🇮🇳🙏🏻🇮🇳🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/65xYTD8ZA0— Bajrang Punia 🇮🇳 (@BajrangPunia) March 23, 2020
The positive cases for the infection are very close to 500 mark and nine people have already lost their lives due to COVID-19. The situation in the whole worldwide is worsening day by day. To counter it, India's many states and cities, where positive cases have been found, are under complete lockdown with Punjab under strict curfew.