Fantastic news from India as Bollywood star Akshay Kumar pledged more than $3.5 million to help the fight against the Coronavirus.
The announcement came from film critic Taran Adarsh that tweeted: “After donating Rs25 crores to the PM CARES fund, Akshay Kumar contributes Rs3 crores to BMC to assist in the making of PPE, masks and rapid testing kits.”
#Update: After contributing ₹ 25 cr to #PMCares, #AkshayKumar contributes ₹ 3 cr to #BMC to assist in the making of PPEs, masks and rapid testing kits… #COVID19Pandemic #CoronaVirus #Covid_19 #COVID19
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 10, 2020
Akshay has been extremely active in spreading the awareness of the problems generated by the Covid-19 and the precautions that need to be taken. The actor has a huge following on social media with more than 35 million followers on Twitter and almost 39 on Instagram.
The total recorded Coronavirus deaths in India are currently more than 200.
The donations of the other celebrities
Celebrities all over the world are pledging money to fight the outbreak. Rihanna donated more than $5 million, Federer 1 million Swiss Francs. Ronaldo, Messi, Djokovic, and Pep Guardiola 1 million Euro each … just to name some of them.