Sindhu donates Rs 5 lakh each to Telangana, Andhra to combat COVID-19

Sindhu donates Rs 5 lakh each to Telangana, Andhra to combat COVID-19

New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu on Thursday donated Rs 5 lakh each to the Chief Minister’s Relief Funds of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to help them in their battle against COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed over 21,000 lives globally.

“I hereby donate an amount of Rs 5,00,000/- each (Rs five lakhs ) towards the Chief Ministers Relief Fund for the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to fight against COVID-19,” the Hyderabad-born shuttler wrote on her twitter handle.

Andhra Pradesh has reported 11 confirmed cases of coronavirus so far, while 26 people in Telangana have contracted the virus.

The deadly disease has brought all sporting activities across the globe to a grinding halt, disrupting the Olympic qualifiers before pushing the Tokyo Games to next year.

Sindhu, who claimed a silver at the Rio Olympics, is assured of a spot at the Tokyo Games based on her rankings but has to wait for next year to compete in her second Olympics.

The BWF had, suspended all the HSBC BWF World Tour and other tournaments from March 16 to April 12 before further suspending five more tournaments.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases have risen to 664 in India, while 11 people died and 43 recovered so far.

In an attempt to contain COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown.