With Covid numbers finally starting to see a welcome decline in India, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has warned people to continue following preventive measures.
The veteran actor took to Twitter to warn his fans from taking the situation too lightly. He tweeted, “Even though conditions on Covid, in some locations, may be seeing a decline, please do not be lax. Keep the protocols. Wash hands, wear masks, keep the distance, control travel to the very essentials and follow the time limits and get vaccinated!”
Elaborating further, he said, “Keep calm. Keep following the Covid precautionary protocol. Do not be lax. Be in protection and be in protection for the others too. Prayers.”
Bachchan recently took to his blog to speak about his philanthropic contributions during this difficult time, reported Hindustan Times. He shared that soon, his donations to the cause will amount to about INR150 million and that he will continue doing more after that as well. The superstar wrote, “In this battle against this virus, many have contributed and continue to be resolved in doing more. The mention in the information circles resounds with the INR2 crore that I donated for the care centre in Delhi for the moment but as days go by, the figure of my personal contribution and donation shall be about INR150 million.”
The Sholay actor spoke of how the figure is well beyond his means but that he would continue his philanthropic efforts, even if it means reaching into his own personal funds. “Of course, such figures are beyond my means but I will work and resolve to dig into my earnings for those that need it most and, with the kindness of the Almighty, have been able to give this amount. In time, if I am able to harness some more of my personal funds, I shall not hesitate to contribute more.”
In addition to this, Bachchan has helped set up more Covid care centers and also ordered ventilators and oxygen concentrators from abroad. He shared a message asking people to come together to fight the deadly virus as well. “May we all come forward in a display of solidarity and togetherness to hold each other’s hand in this trial and win,” he said.