Indian Ace shuttler PV Sindhu on Thursday took to Twitter and announced that she has donated Rs 5,00,000 to the Chief Ministers relief fund each for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. She wrote: “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.”
Responding to Sindhu’s gesture, a twitter user wrote: “Hats off to you. You are always there for our country both on and off the field. Thank you.” Earlier on Wednesday, PV Sindhu shared a video and wrote: “Please stay safe stay at home. We are a great nation and in this very difficult time let’s all fight together and overcome this coronavirus.”
2020 Tokyo Olympics postponed
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced that to safeguard the health of the athletes and everyone involved in the Tokyo 2020 Games, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will now take place no later than summer 2021.
Welcoming the decision, shuttler Saina Nehwal said, “It’s a good decision by IOC. For all the athletes who have qualified and for all the athletes who haven’t n still waiting to participate in the remaining qualifiers. Considering the current situation all around the world, every athlete will be at peace now. Safety first.”
Coronavirus in India
The total number of coronavirus (COVID 19) positive cases has jumped to 649 in India including 593 active cases out of which 42 people have been cured. Meanwhile, the death toll in India rises to 13.