For more than a year, India is battling with COVID-19. Now, the second wave, which is deadlier than the first, has caused havoc. From a shortage of hospital beds to less supply of oxygen and medicines, the country is in a dire situation. Priyanka Chopra Jonas has now set up a fundraiser along with her husband Nick Jonas to help 'her country' tackle the pandemic. In a video on Instagram, Priyanka asked people to use their resources and focus on helping India stop the pandemic.
"Why do we need to care? Why is it so urgent right now? I am sitting in London and hearing from my friends and family in India about how hospitals are at capacity, there are no rooms in ICUs, ambulances are too busy, oxygen supply is less, crematoriums having mass cremations because the volume of death is so much. India is my home and India is bleeding. We, as a global community, need to care. And I’ll tell you why we need to care – because unless everyone is safe, no one is safe. So, please use your resources and focus your energy on helping stop this pandemic. Please donate. I understand a lot of people must be angry and thinking about, ‘Why are we in this place in the first place? Why is this happening?’ We will address that but after we stop the urgency. Please donate and please use your resources as much as you can. India needs you," Priyanka said.
A few days ago, the global star requested the President of the United States Joe Biden to send some vaccines to India. "My heart breaks. India is suffering from COVID19 & the US has ordered 550M more vaccines than needed @POTUS @WHCOS @SecBlinken @JakeSullivan46 Thx for sharing AstraZeneca worldwide, but the situation in my country is critical. Will you urgently share vaccines with India?" Priyanka wrote on Twitter.
My heart breaks. India is suffering from COVID19 & the US has ordered 550M more vaccines than needed @POTUS @WHCOS @SecBlinken @JakeSullivan46 Thx for sharing AstraZeneca worldwide, but the situation in my country is critical. Will you urgently share vaccines w/ India? #vaxlive
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) April 26, 2021