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Sindhu donates Rs 5 lakh each to Telangana and Andhra to fight COVID-19 pandemic

Published Mar 26, 2020, 12:49 pm IST
Updated Mar 26, 2020, 12:49 pm IST
PV Sindhu. DC Photo
 PV Sindhu. DC Photo

New Delhi: World champion shuttler P V Sindhu on Thursday donated Rs 5 lakh each to the Chief Minister's Relief Funds of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to fight the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic, which has claimed over 21,000 lives globally.

The number of positive cases in India has surpassed the 600-mark, while 13 deaths have been reported so far, prompting the government to put the country under lockdown till April 14 to halt the spread of the virus.

"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.

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.

Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi


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