Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to Twitter to express his “gratitude” towards the healthcare and frontline workers who are tirelessly working amidst the COVID-19 crisis wreaking havoc across India. He took to social media and wrote: “I have nothing but gratitude for all the healthcare & frontline workers, I am in awe of their spirit and dedication. I also want to thank all the people who came forward in such difficult times & helped each other. India is grateful to have heroes like you.”
Earlier, Kohli and Anushka Sharma launched a fundraiser for COVID-19 relief. The Indian skipper, while declaring the launch of his fundraiser drive, revealed that all donations will go to ACT Grants, who are attempting to take care of the issue of deficiency of oxygen supply. ACT Grants is additionally putting forth attempts to address the deficiency of medical staff and hospital beds while helping with increasing India’s vaccination endeavours.
Virat Kohli pled to his fans and family to contribute towards the fundraiser. Kohli and wife Anushka Sharma have joined hands with the crowd-funding platform Ketto to start their fundraising campaign ‘In This Together’ with an aim to raise Rs 7crore to help India in these testing times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the fact that Virat Kohli didn’t reveal the amount that he and his wife donated, the pledge drive site said that the couple donated Rs 2crore.
Anushka termed frontline workers as the “real heroes” of the nation. “We’d like to say a big thank you to all our healthcare and frontline workers, their dedication is truly inspiring. You continue to risk your lives for the nation, and for that, we are eternally grateful to you. You are the real heroes, for Virat and I, and for the nation,” Anushka tweeted. The second wave of coronavirus has infected many people, and the number of COVID-19 positive cases has been increasing at an alarming rate in the country.
As we are a way half or more unaware of, India reported 4,03,738 new COVID-19 cases and over 4000 related deaths in the last 24 hours. With this, the cumulative national tally of the infection went up to 2,22,96,414, the union health ministry informed on Sunday morning.
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