Coronavirus: Sports world donates to combat COVID-19

Written by March 28, 2020 12:31

Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has donated Rs 25 lakh each to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and the Chief Minister of Maharashtra’s Relief Fund to aid the battle against COVID-19. Various athletes have come forward to help the country in its fight against the coronavirus.

Among them is Indian sprinter Hima Das, who on Thursday said that she will donate a month’s salary to the Assam government’s coronavirus relief fund. Indian shuttler PV Sindhu, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, and wrestler Bajrang Punia have also contributed their bit for the cause.

The number of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus rose to 873 on saturday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.