Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an epidemic disease induced by a recently unveiled coronavirus. Abundant people corrupted with the COVID-19 virus will undergo mild to moderate respiratory sickness and recover without requiring special treatment. Elderly people and those with primary medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more inclined to cultivate severe infection.
Globally, there have been over 6.6 lakh verified cases of COVID-19. At least 30,800 people have deceased so far. The USA presently has a massive number of cases, followed by Italy. Cases prolong to spurt in Europe. The outburst is having a prominent effect on the global economy and the stock market.
In India, the total abundance of inveterate coronavirus cases has surpassed to1,300, with 30 people dead so far.
WHO stands for India support
“India stands at an important turning point in its fight against COVID-19. Extraordinary situations demand extraordinary measures. The Prime Minister has taken bold and decisive steps to break the chain of transmission. It is equally vital that this window is used for further ramping up measures to find, isolate, test, treat and trace. WHO stands together in solidarity with India and its people and is committed to providing all the support that is needed,” says Dr Henk Bekedam, WHO Representative to India.
Prime Minister Appeal!
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 28 proclaimed the generation of an assistance and emergency situation relief fund where the public can donate and help in the government’s battle against coronavirus.
PM Modi appealed to the inhabitants saying: “Kindly contribute to the PM-CARES Fund. This Fund will also cater to similar distressing situations if they happen in the times ahead”.The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund will go a long way in creating a healthier India, he said on Twitter.”The PM-CARES Fund accepts micro-donations too. It will strengthen disaster management capacities and encourage research on protecting citizens.”
The release also provided account details for those willing to donate as per their wish:
Name of the Account: PM CARES
Account Number : 2121PM20202
IFSC Code: SBIN0000691
SWIFT Code : SBININBB104
Name of Bank & Branch: State Bank of India, New Delhi Main Branch
UPI ID: pmcares@sbi
The release further said that the “donations to this fund will be exempted from income tax under section 80(G)”.
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Here is the list of people who contributed to the nationwide fiasco.
1. Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar has consented to donate Rs 25 crores to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s coronavirus relief fund. The actor took to social media to share the news and wrote, “all that matters in the lives of our people”.
Twinkle Khanna, praised his gesture and tweeted “The man makes me proud. When I asked him if he was sure as it was such a massive amount and we needed to liquidate funds, he just said, ‘I had nothing when I started and now that I am in this position, how can I hold back from doing whatever I can for those who have nothing’,” she wrote.
2. Prabhas ( Bahubali)
Telugu actor Prabhas prominently known as the bahubali, donated Rs 4 crore to the purpose. Of this, Rs 3 crore is being given to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund, while Rs 50 lakh each turn to the Chief Minister Relief Funds of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
3. Pawan Kalyan
It was Pawan Kalyan who gave Rs 2 crore for the cause first to boost the fight against Covid-19.
4. Ram Charan
Pawan Kalyan, nephew Ram Charan announced a charity of Rs 70 lakh for the assistance.
Ram Charan’s father, the veteran superstar of Telugu cinema, Chiranjeevi, gave Rs 1 crore.
6. Mahesh Babu
Young superstar Mahesh Babu also gave a crore for the cause.
7. Kapil Sharma
Comedian Kapil Sharma also contributed Rs 50 lakh to the fight against Covid-19.
8. Mahindra group
Mahindra said he would assist small businesses and self-employed people, who are worst hit by this spurt and would render 100 per cent of his salary to cultivate a reserve. He encouraged many people from varied realms to willingly contribute to it.
“I will contribute 100 per cent of my salary to it and will add more over the next few months. I urge all our various businesses to also set aside contributions for those who are the hardest hit in their ecosystem”.
9. Kavya Khandelwal and Chaitanya Khandelwal
This two kids of age 15 and 8 respectively are indeed a motivation and inspiration to all the industrialists and elite strata of society who despite being of such a tender age contributed their entire savings to help the administration. They contributed Rs 19,090 and Rs 13,378 respectively.
10. Suresh Raina
On Saturday, cricketer Suresh Raina pledged to donate Rs 52 lakhs, with Rs 31 lakhs going to the PM CARES fund and Rs 21 lakh going to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
BCCI on Saturday decided to contribute Rs 51 crore to the Prime Ministers Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund as the government fights against the coronavirus outbreak.
12. Sachin Tendulkar
Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar contributed 5 million rupees ($66,777) to his state government of Maharashtra and the Prime Minister’s relief fund.
13. Milkha Singh
Legendary Athlete milkha Singh announced that he will contribute Rs 2 lakh for the cause.
14. Hrithik Roshan
Roshan sent out a tweet, announcing that he had procured N95 and FFP3 masks for the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) workers and other caretakers. And a sum of Rs 20 lakh.
15. Hema Malani
Veteran actress, Hema Malini, who is also the BJP MP from Mathura, released a whopping amount of Rs 1 crore from the MPLADS (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) funds for countering the virus.
16. Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol, who is known for his popular roles in films like ‘Gadar- Ek Prem Katha’ and ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’, announced a donation of Rs 50 lakh from his MPLADS find
South megastar Rajinikanth came to the rescue of those worst hit by the pandemic, by donating Rs 50 lakh to the daily wage workers of the South film industry.