Actor turned politician and BJP MP from Gurdaspur Sunny Deol on Wednesday announced that he was donating Rs 50 lakhs from his MP fund for combating the deadly COVID-19 in his constituency. As per the latest figures of the Union Health Ministry, Punjab has reported over 29 positive cases of the virus including one death.
"In order to safeguard ourselves from an epidemic like Corona and so that the health department in Gurdaspur, my Lok Sabha does not face any problem, I release a fund of ₹ 50,00,000 from my MP land so that my Gurdaspur does not face any problem in dealing with this epidemic," tweeted Sunny Deol.
करोना जैसी महामारी के बचाव के लिए अपनी लोकसभा गुरदासपुर के सेहत विभाग को किसी भी तरह की दिक्कत का सामना ना करना पड़े इसलिए मैं अपने एमपी लैंड से ₹5000000 का फंड रिलीज करता हूं ताकि अपना हलका गुरदासपुर को इस महामारी से निपटने में किसी दिक्कत का सामना ना करना पड़े— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) March 25, 2020
Amid the rising Coronavirus cases in India, PM Modi on Tuesday, announced a 21-day lockdown throughout India starting at midnight on Tuesday. He said that 21 days were necessary for breaking the transmission cycle of the pandemic. The 21-day will be applicable to all states, districts, and villages - irrespective of whether they are currently under curfew or not.