69th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra65168280812197 Tamil Nadu2024611313157 Delhi173877846398 Gujarat1635692321007 Rajasthan83654855184 Madhya Pradesh78914444343 Uttar Pradesh77014651213 West Bengal48131775302 Andhra Pradesh3461228960 Bihar3359120915 Karnataka292299749 Telangana2499141277 Jammu and Kashmir234190828 Punjab2197194942 Odisha17239779 Haryana172194019 Kerala120957510 Assam9361044 Uttarakhand493794 Jharkhand4621914 Chhatisgarh4471021 Chandigarh2891994 Tripura2711720 Himachal Pradesh223634 Goa70420 Manipur6060 Puducherry57230 Nagaland3600 Meghalaya27121 Arunachal Pradesh310 Mizoram110 Sikkim100
Sports Tennis 27 Mar 2020 Novak Djokovic donat ...

Novak Djokovic donates 1 million euros to help Serbia combat coronavirus

AFP
Published Mar 27, 2020, 7:42 pm IST
Updated Mar 27, 2020, 7:42 pm IST
Djokovic thanked China for sending several shipments of medical equipment and doctors to help guide Belgrade's Covid19 strategy .
REACHING OUT: Novak Djokovic of Serbia. AP Photo
 REACHING OUT: Novak Djokovic of Serbia. AP Photo

Belgrade: Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic said Friday he was donating one million euros ($1.1 million) to help his native Serbia buy respirators and other gear to combat the coronavirus.

The player was speaking in a video conference from the southern Spanish city of Marbella, where he and his family are currently hunkering down under nationwide lockdown orders.

 

"Our donation is for the purchase of life-saving respirators and other sanitary equipment," said the tennis star.

Normally based in Monaco, the family's stay in Spain is "a pure coincidence", according to his spokesperson.

The 32-year-old said he was working on keeping a "positive spirit" and enjoying the family time with the tennis season thrown into chaos by the pandemic.

Djokovic thanked China for sending several shipments of medical equipment and doctors to Serbia, where they are now helping guide Belgrade's COVID-19 strategy.

Seven people have died and more than 450 are known to be infected with the respiratory disease among Serbia's seven million population, according to authorities.

"I thank China from the bottom of my heart on behalf of myself and the entire nation," he said.

...




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT