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Suresh Raina donates Rs 52 lakh in fight against COVID-19
Image tweeted by @ImRaina

Suresh Raina donates Rs 52 lakh in fight against COVID-19

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 28 Mar 2020, 04:14 pm

New Delhi/UNI: India cricketer Suresh Raina on Saturday donated Rs 31 lakh to PM-CARES Fund and Rs 21 lakh to Uttar Pradesh chief minister’s disaster relief fund to help in their fight against coronavirus.

'It’s time we all do our bit to help defeat COVID19. I’m pledging 52 lakh for the fight against Corona (31 lakh to the  PM-CARES Fund & 21 lakh to the UP CM’s Disaster Relief Fund). Please do your bit too. Jai Hind!,'' Raina tweeted.

The Chennai Super Kings batsman also urged everyone to do their bit and stay at home as the world fights the pandemic that has brought countries across the globe to a standstill.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that PM-CARES Fund was set up.

Appreciating  Raina's gesture, PM Modi tweeted, "That’s a brilliant fifty, @ImRaina! #IndiaFightsCorona"

''It is my appeal to my fellow Indians, Kindly contribute to the PM-CARES Fund. This Fund will also cater to similar distressing situations, if they occur in the times ahead. This link has all important details about the fund, '' PM Modi tweeted.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India rose to 959 on Saturday.

According to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country rose to 775, while 78 patients have been cured and discharged.