The BMC thanked Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan for donating their office space to help set up a medical quarantine facility for the elderly and children.
Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan donate personal office space; Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh contribute to PM CARES fund
Mumbai - 04 Apr 2020 13:24 IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has thanked film star Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri for donating their office space to allow it to set up medical quarantine facilities for COVID-19 (novel coronavirus disease) patients.
The actor had announced a series of steps in association with his three major companies to help the government provide facilities to the poor during the countrywide shutdown announced by the prime minister to combat the spread of the pandemic.
Today, the BMC thanked the actor and his wife for providing their four-storey office space to help create a medical quarantine in the city for children, women and the elderly.
#StrongerTogether— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) April 4, 2020
We thank @iamsrk & @gaurikhan for offering their 4-storey personal office space to help expand our Quarantine capacity equipped with essentials for quarantined children, women & elderly.
Indeed a thoughtful & timely gesture!#AnythingForMumbai#NaToCorona https://t.co/4p9el14CvF
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a nationwide lockdown, including the shutting down of film productions and shoots, and is expected to result in severe economic damage. This has led several film associations to join hands to help daily-wage workers get through this period of economic difficulty.
In addition, several prominent film actors have contributed financially to help fund the government's efforts to provide medical and ration facilities for the poor.
Among the latest contributors to the government efforts are Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. The power couple released a statement confirming their donation of an undisclosed sum to the PM CARES fund set up to tackle the pandemic.
Padukone's The Live Love and Laugh Foundation has also offered support for mental health during the lockdown.
The impact of the pandemic on people with pre-existing mental health conditions can be massive. Offering support to those who need it during times of distress can help them stay calm and feel secure. #FlattenTheCurve #Coronavirus #Covid19 #Tlllfoundation pic.twitter.com/uJPoJk43o8— TLLLFoundation (@TLLLFoundation) April 1, 2020
The countrywide emergency lockdown was imposed on 24 March 2020 and is expected to be in force till at least 15 April 2020.