Hollywood is standing up to help India tackle the coronavirus pandemic, and asking its fans worldwide to do so. According to data released by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday, India’s death toll from COVID-19 reached 2,38,270, with 4,01,078 new infections recorded during the time, bringing the total number of cases to 2,18,92,676.
Drew Barrymore asked people all over the world to help India battle the disastrous second wave of coronavirus pandemic while filming The Drew Barrymore Show on set, and urged her fans in the country to ‘stay strong.’
“Today, as we cope with the worldwide situation, my heart goes out to the people of India who are trying hard to hold it together. My sincere wishes and prayers to you to stay strong and believe that we will come out stronger together,” the actress said.
Hugh Jackman has also urged his fans to help India battle the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, which has devastated the country. On Thursday, the 52-year-old actor shared a connection to a fundraiser for COVID-19 relief work on GiveIndia, which was launched by actor and philanthropist Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
Jennifer Aniston made a plea on Instagram for people to help India. “A severe second wave of coronavirus infections has swept through India, setting global records for new infections per day over the past five days,” her first post said. She also said that “you don’t have to donate to help,” but rather “you can help create awareness by spreading the word through whatever platform you have.”
Some sources have said that Hollywood stars such as Robert Pattinson, Ewan McGregor and Lily Collins partnered with GO Campaign to raise funds for India, which is fighting a deadly second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.