In a bid to contribute towards the COVID-19 fight, badminton ace Sai Praneeth made a donation of Rs 4 lakh to the PM CARES and Telangana CM funds on Wednesday. Also Read - Nepal Airport Under Renovation Amid Coronavirus Lockdown
In a tweet, the 2019 World Championship bronze medallist mentioned that he gave Rs 3 lakh to PM CARES and a lakh towards the Telangana state CM relief fund to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Also Read - Bangladesh Govt Decides Not to Extend COVID-19 Shutdown
“I contributed 3 lakhs for PM relief fund and 1 lakh for Telangana state CM relief fund as my part in this fight against covid-19 . Hope my contributions help the nation in this tough situation. @PMOIndia @narendramodi @TelanganaCMO @KTRTRS,” Praneeth tweeted. Also Read - COVID-19 Cases Cross 1.6 Lakh-mark; Death Toll Above 4,600; Shah Speaks to CMs Over Lockdown Extension | Key Points
Praneeth joins a plethora of sportspersons who have made financial contributions towards the fight against coronavirus. Badminton players have been at home, like all other sports persons due to the pandemic spread. Praneeth was assured of qualification to the Tokyo Olympics before the quadrennial event was postponed.
India recorded 773 coronavirus positive cases and 32 deaths in the past twenty-four hours, according to the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday.
India”s total count of corona positive cases stands at 5,194 with total deaths at 149.
As many as 1.21 lakh tests have been conducted so far, the Ministry said, adding the country has sufficient stock of hydroxychloroquine — a key salt said to be effective against coronavirus.
Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary Union Health Ministry, said that 773 coronavirus cases and 32 deaths have been recorded since Tuesday. As many as 402 people have recovered.
(With agency inputs)