The nation is currently under an unprecedented lockdown as cases rose to 1,965 yesterday. The death toll stands at 50.
Khan revealed contributions through his businesses to multiple funds in an effort to aid in the supply of 50,000 PPE equipment for health workers, and a promise to provide daily meals to over 5,500 families in the city of Mumbai.
Additionally, the actor will provide a kitchen that will make 2,000 daily meals to serve homes and hospitals.
“Given the enormity of the task, my team and I discussed ways to contribute in our own modest way. We have come up with a series of initiatives which we hope will make a small difference.”
Khan also lauded the efforts of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the fight against COVID-19.
“This crisis is not going to pass in a hurry, it will take its time and its toll on all of us. It will also show us that there isn’t really a choice between looking out for ourselves and looking out for one another. There’s nothing more obvious in the spread of this pandemic than the fact that each one of us is inextricably connected to each other, without any distinction.
As a nation and as a people, it is our duty to give it all we’ve got. I am going to try my best and I know each one of you will do so too. Only together we will be able to fight through these difficult and unimaginable days.”
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