Global star Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Wednesday took to Twitter to share that in her attempt to team up with her compatriots to fight the deadly second wave of COVID-19, she has set up a fundraiser for India, his “home”.
The actress, who is currently in London due to her professional commitments, has tried to bring worldwide attention to India’s COVID crisis and has asked for help with the same.
Priyanka on Thursday shared a video of herself urging people to donate as much as possible to help those suffering from the coronavirus in India.
Conversely, the actress and her husband, singer Nick Jonas, set up the fundraiser in collaboration with GiveIndia, an online donation platform.
In her now-viral video, Priyanka Chopra highlights the oxygen crisis, hospital bed shortage issues and highlights India’s reported COVID-19 vaccine and drug deficit. She said these are the reasons why the world community needs to care about what is going on right now in her homeland.
“Why do we need to be concerned? Why is it so urgent right now? I sit in London and hear my friends and family in India say how the hospitals are at capacity, there are no has no rooms in the ICUs, the ambulances are too busy, the oxygen supply is less, the crematoriums having mass cremations because the volume of the dead is so high, ”we heard in the clip .
“India is my home and India is bleeding. And we as a global community have to care. And I’ll tell you why we have to care: because unless everyone is safe. , no one is safe. And I understand a lot of people must be angry thinking about why we are in this place in the first place? Why is this happening? Well, let’s get to that . We will address this after stopping the emergency, ”she added.
Sharing the news of the fundraiser, Priyanka wrote in the caption that she and Nick Jonas have already donated for the cause and will continue to contribute. Additionally, she urged people to come forward and donate to the cause. “India, my home, is suffering from the world’s worst Covid crisis, and we all need to help! People are dying in record numbers. There is the disease everywhere, and it only continues to spread and spread. kill at high speed and on a large scale. Organize a fundraiser with GiveIndia, the largest organization on the ground in India providing relief to Covid. Anything you can spare really makes a difference. Your donation will go directly to the community. ‘physical healthcare infrastructure (including Covid care centers, isolation centers and oxygen production plants.), medical equipment, and vaccine support and mobilization. Please donate Nick and I have already contributed and will continue to contribute, ”she wrote in the caption.
“We have all seen how far this virus can spread, an ocean between us makes no difference. No one is safe unless everyone is safe. It’s so heartwarming to see so many people stepping up to help in so many ways. We need to defeat this virus, and to do this we ALL need. From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU! “read his full article.
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– PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 28, 2021
– PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 28, 2021
On Tuesday, Priyanka reached out to US President Joe Biden, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other US government officials to help India in its fight against the second wave of COVID-19.
The actor took to his Twitter account and urged Biden and other U.S. government officials to deliver vaccines to India urgently. She also said that in such a serious condition, the United States government had requested 550 million more vaccines than needed.
Asking for help, Priyanka tweeted, “My heart is breaking. India is suffering from COVID19 and the US has ordered 550 million more vaccines than needed @POTUS @WHCOS @SecBlinken @ JakeSullivan46 Thank you for sharing AstraZeneca around the world, but the situation in my country is critical. Will you urgently share vaccines with India? #Vaxlive. “
This is not the first time that Priyanka has used social media to raise awareness about COVID 19. Recently she has shared helplines to help people struggling for hospital beds, bottles of oxygen and drugs across the country.
Not long ago, she also made headlines for partnering with UNICEF as the vaccine champion for World Immunization Week. Within two days of launching, the star unlocked 5 million virtual funds for the life-saving vaccination program.
Besides Priyanka, recently Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana and his wife Tahira Kashyap came forward to contribute to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s Relief Fund to help people crippled by the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
Salman Khan has also come forward and restarted his food trucks to distribute food packages to frontline workers in Mumbai.
Amid the surge in cases, many stars like Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Mira Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, among others, have used social media to amplify the voices of those in need.
The second wave of the coronavirus has infected many people and the number of positive COVID-19 cases is increasing rapidly.
India reported 3.79,257 new cases of COVID-19 and 3,645 deaths on Thursday, April 29, bringing the country’s total to 1,83,76,524. No less than 2.69,507 discharges have been carried out in the past 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry. A total of 1 50 86 878 recoveries have been reported to date. The total death toll stands at 2.04,832 with 30.84,814 active cases. A total of 15,00,20,648 people have been vaccinated to date.
Meanwhile, in terms of work, Priyanka is currently filming for the spy series “Citadel”. It also stars Richard Madden. The project is supported by Amazon and led by the Russo Brothers of “ Avengers ” fame.
The actor has finished filming “Text for You” with Sam Heughan, Celine Dion, Russell Tovey and Omid Djalili. Priyanka will also be seen in an Indian wedding comedy with Mindy Kaling, which she will co-produce and star.
She also has “Matrix 4” and a film based on Maa Anand Sheela’s life in the pipeline.