Like many other countries across the world, even India has gone through some stern challenges amid the Coronavirus pandemic. More than 60,000 cases have been registered so far in the country and more than 40,000 cases are still active among them. Maharashtra is the worst affected state in India with more than 19000 people affecting by COVID-19. However, on Saturday, India skipper Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma have lent their helping hand for the Mumbai Police department.
The police department not only in Maharashtra but also across the country has been working day in day out during these tough times to make sure that people stay inside their homes. Mumbai Police is affected the most with around 714 officials being tested positive for Coronavirus.
The power couple has pledged to donate ₹5 lakh each to the Welfare of Mumbai Police to help them in this pandemic even as they are still working hard to contain the spread of the virus. Mumbai Police’s official Twitter handle informed the news and thanked both Kohli and Anushka for their kind gesture,
“Thank you, @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma for contributing ₹5 lacs each towards the welfare of Mumbai Police personnel. Your contribution will safeguard those at the frontline in the fight against Coronavirus. #MumbaiPoliceFoundation,” the tweet read.
Thank you, @imVkohli and @AnushkaSharma for contributing Rs. 5 lacs each towards the welfare of Mumbai Police personnel.
Your contribution will safeguard those at the frontline in the fight against Coronavirus.#MumbaiPoliceFoundation
— CP Mumbai Police (@CPMumbaiPolice) May 9, 2020
Earlier, Virat and Sharma had donated an undisclosed amount to the PM CARES and Maharashtra CM Relief Fund. Moreover, they also time and again raised awareness and appealed people to stay inside their homes to contain the spread of the virus.
The 31-year-old also participated in Mask Force along with the other Indian cricketers urging the citizens of the nation to use masks whenever they step outside the home. He also took part in the video with the Bollywood celebrities requesting the fans and followers to not spread any fake news and not believe in any forwarded messages.