RAJKOT: India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara said that he and his family have contributed to the Prime Ministers Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES Fund) which has been created to assist in the fight against coronavirus.
"My family and I have contributed our bit to the PM Cares Fund and Gujarat CM Relief Fund, and hope you'll too. We are thankful to each and every the medical professionals, policemen and women and all others who are out there working hard for our country and humanity," Pujara said during a statement that he tweeted.
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A number of Pujara's teammates in the Indian cricket team have announced donations to the PM-CARES Fund and other causes to assist fight against coronavirus.
The cricket calendar has come to a stop because of the spread of the deadly pandemic that has killed over 76,000 people up to now all over the world. Pujara's statement came amid the figures of COVID-19 cases increasing in India. On Tuesday, the overall number of COVID patients rose to 4,421 with 114 deaths across the country.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared a three-week lockdown on March 25 that's scheduled to finish on April 14 but there are chances that the amount could also be extended. Multiple state governments and experts have requested the Central Government to increase the continued 21-day lockdown further and therefore the Modi government is considering their suggestions, As per govt, sources.