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The Indian government announced lockdown, on Tuesday, in the entire country to combat the deadly coronavirus. The lockdown will mostly hit the poor section of the society, especially, who are daily wage workers. The former Indian captain MS Dhoni has donated Rs 1 lakh, to help at least 100 families in Pune in a bid to support the families during the lockdown.
Dhoni donated the amount to Mukul Madhav Foundation, a public charitable trust in Pune, through a crowdfunding website called Ketto.
Using the funds, the daily wage workers will be provided with relief kits. Each relief kit will contain essential items such as soap, pulses, rice, flour, oil, biscuits, tea, sugar, spices, and other food items. Dhoni’s donations will help to provide the relief kit for 14 days.
Other cricketers also donate during the Coronavirus pandemic:
Apart from MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan also donated some amount of money to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund. Brothers Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan donated over 4,000 masks in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
In India, Maharashtra is the most affected state while Pune is the most affected city. As of now, 725 cases have been confirmed and 17 deaths have been registered in India. 5,31,015 cases have been registered worldwide and the deadly virus has taken the lives of 24, 095.
Lockdown amid coronavirus outbreak:
To curb the spread of the virus, PM Modi announced the lockdown of the entire country while daily need shops will remain open. However, as many businesses have been closed, the poor section of society will get most affected by the lockdown.
The pandemic has also halted all the cricket events around the world.
BCCI had postponed India’s cricket festival Indian Premier League to 15th April. But the Indian board will have to face many difficulties to host IPL as the foreign cricketers will back out from the cash-rich league.