Mumbai: Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan has bought N95 and FFP3 masks for workers of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and other caretakers as the country grapples with coronavirus pandemic.
“In times such as these, we must do whatever we can to ensure the safety of the most fundamental caretakers of our city and society. I have procured N95 and FFP3 masks for our BMC workers and other caretakers,” Hrithik tweeted.
“My gratitude to @AUThackeray for giving me the opportunity to support the Maharashtra govt in their endeavour to curb the pandemic. It is our duty to help in whatever capacity we can. @mybmc #coronavirusoutbreak #stayhomestaysafe,” he said.
“Friends, today we are going through a difficult phase in our lives. Coronavirus is spreading fast and now we cannot set our face against this disease, the truth and the conditions. We have to face it and there are a few steps that can be taken that can stop the spread the coronavirus pandemic. The first step is to keep yourself and your hands clean. Please wash your hands with soap every hour. This is an easy way to stop the pandemic, so please do it,” Hrithik Roshan had said.
The Kapil Sharma Show host announced that he was contributing a sum of Rs 50 lakh to the Prime Minister Relief Fund to help fight coronavirus in the country.
“It’s time to stand together with the ones who need us. Contributing Rs 50 lakhs to the PM relief fund towards the #fightagainstcorona. Request everyone to #stayhome #staysafe #jaihind #PMrelieffund @narendramodi,” Kapil tweeted.
Mahesh said he has donated Rs 1 crore to the CM relief fund of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
The country is witnessing a 21-day lockdown, as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to contain the spread of the virus.
Till 6.32 pm on Thursday, the number of coronavirus cases climbed to 649 in India and the death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 13.
Earlier in the day, several Indian entertainment celebrities Karan Johar, Nitesh Tiwari, Aanand L Rai, Ayushmann Khurrana, Taapsee Pannu, Sonam Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar, Dia Mirza among others pledged their support to a new initiative aimed at supporting the daily wage-earners who have been severely affected by the lockdown imposed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The initiative, I Stand With Humanity, started by organisations the International Association for Human Values, the Art of Living Foundation and the Indian Film and TV Industry, will provide families of daily wage workers with 10 days of essential food supplies.