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Gambhir pledges ₹50 lakh for COVID-19 treatment equipments

Last updated on March 24, 2020


Cricketer-turned politician Gautam Gambhir, on Monday, pledged ₹50 lakh in direction of COVID-19 treatment whereas additionally advocating jail phrases for the offenders who break quarantine tips got down to cease the unfold of the pandemic.

In a letter to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, Gambhir wrote: “In furtherance of the united effort to save lots of our metropolis and residents from this pandemic, I want to pledge ₹50 lakh from my MPLAD fund for tools that could be wanted for Covid-19 treatment in state authorities hospitals.

“Kindly direct the officers in charge to let my office know about the requirements and please let me know if I could be off any other assistance (sic)”

The complete of India is heading in direction of a whole lockdown to sort out the coronavirus with majority of the individuals following the ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday by staying at house. However, there have been some who took to the streets in large teams after the curfew interval ended at 9pm.

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“Khud bhee jayenge aur parivaar ko bhee leke jayenge, quarantine or jail (either you go to quarantine with family or you go to jail,” wrote Gambhir on Twitter.

“Don’t be a threat to society. We are at war for our existence, not for our livelihood. Follow the government’s lockdown guidelines,” he added.

With the worldwide dying toll passing 15,000, 19 Indian states have introduced lockdown.

The Indian cricket board additionally suggested residents to remain at house.

“If you ever dreamed of playing for millions around the world, now is your chance,” the BCCI tweeted.

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