Actor Varun Dhawan is putting all his efforts to aid the battle against coronavirus. He recently committed to providing meals for the poor who are jobless or without a home, and also for the medical staffs at the hospital. Also Read - How Novel Coronavirus Affects Your Nervous System?

The 32-year-old actor took to Instagram to make an announcement. “With each passing day of being locked down at home, my heart goes out to all those who have no home at this time of crises. And so, this week I’ve committed to provide meals for the poor who are without homes or jobs,” he wrote. Also Read - Virus May be an Invisible Enemy, But Our COVID-19 Warriors Are Invincible: PM Modi



Acknowledging his admiration for all the people working on the frontlines, risking their lives, the actor further wrote that: “I also have deep admiration for all those risking their lives by working on the frontlines. I’ve committed to provide meals to doctors and medical staff at hospitals. All meals re provided through the Taj Public Service Welfare Trust. It’s a small step. But during s crisis like this, we have to make every step count. I will continue to do what best I can”. Also Read - Over 8,000 COVID-19 Cases Recorded in India For Second Straight Day, Total Tally Goes Beyond 1.90 Lakh Mark; Death Toll at 5,394 | 10 Points

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Varun Dhawan was one of the earliest from the Bollywood industry to pledge in his contribution of Rs 30 lakh to PM CARES Fund. Soon after Varun announced that he has pledged to donate the money, PM Modi thanked him for his contribution and wrote ‘Well said and well done’.



In the last 24 hours, India reported 35 new deaths and 773 new positive cases, taking the total number of cases to 5,194 and the death toll to 149. The new figures come at a time when India has already crossed the half-way mark of the 21-day lockdown and discussions are on whether to extend the lockdown or not.