Comedian and actor Kapil Sharma on Thursday announced that he has contributed Rs 50 lakhs to the Prime Minister’s relief fund set up to fight the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed over 21,000 lives globally. The comic took to social media to make the announcement and also urged people to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “It’s time to stand together with the ones who need us. Contributing Rs.50 lakhs to the PM relief fund towards the #fightagainstcorona. Request everyone to #stayhome #staysafe #jaihind #PMrelieffund @narendramodi,” Sharma tweeted. Also Read - Coronavirus: Yuzvendra Chahal's Latest Hilarious TikTok Video During COVID-19 Lockdown is Trending | WATCH

The number of positive cases in India has surpassed the 600-mark, while 13 deaths have been reported so far, prompting the government to put the country under lockdown for 21 days to halt the spread of the virus. Also Read - Coronavirus Lockdown May Cost India's Economy $4.64 bn on Daily Basis: Report



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The deadly disease, which has infected more than 4,00,000 people worldwide, has brought all TV shows and movies across the globe to a grinding halt.

Telugu superstar Pawan Kalyan and Ram Charan announced that they will donate. Pawan will contribute a sum of Rs 2 crores to the government’s relief fund. On the other hand, Charan will contribute Rs 70 lakh.

Baahubali actor Prabhas vowed to contribute Rs 1 crore Andhra Pradesh CM relief fund and Telangana CM relief fund.