Priyanka Chopra Appeals To US President Joe Biden For Covid Assistance In India
Priyanka Chopra reached out to US President Joe Biden, World Health Organisation (WHO), and other US government officials to help India in its fight against the raging second wave of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The actor took to her Twitter handle and urged Biden, and other US government officials to provide vaccines to India on an urgent basis. She also stated that during such a grave condition, the United States government has requested 550 million more vaccines than required.
Chopra tweeted: “My heart breaks. India is suffering from COVID19 & the US has ordered 550M more vaccines than needed @POTUS @WHCOS @SecBlinken @JakeSullivan46 Thx for sharing AstraZeneca worldwide, but the situation in my country is critical. Will you urgently share vaccines with India?”
My heart breaks. India is suffering from COVID19 & the US has ordered 550M more vaccines than needed @POTUS @WHCOS @SecBlinken @JakeSullivan46 Thx for sharing AstraZeneca worldwide, but the situation in my country is critical. Will you urgently share vaccines w/ India? #vaxlive
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 26, 2021
This is not the first time that Chopra is using her social media platforms to spread awareness for the coronavirus pandemic. Recently, she shared helpline numbers to help people who are struggling for hospital beds, oxygen cylinders and medicines across the country.
Chopra also made headlines for joining hands with UNICEF as a vaccine champion for the World Immunization Week. Within two days of its launch, the star unlocked 5 million virtual funds for the lifesaving vaccine program, as reported by Hindustan Times.
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Apart from Chopra, Ayushmann Khurrana and his wife Tahira Kashyap came forward to contribute to the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s Relief Fund to help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. Salman Khan also restarted his food trucks to distribute food packets among the frontline workers in Mumbai. Other Bollywood celebrities like Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Mira Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, among others have been using social media to help people with emergency numbers and hospital leads.
The second wave of coronavirus has infected in huge numbers and the positive cases have been rapidly rising. India reported 3.23 lakh fresh coronavirus cases and over 2,700 related deaths in the last 24 hours.