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Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan donate personal office space; Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh contribute to PM CARES fund

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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.

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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.

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 countrywide emergency lockdown was imposed on 24 March 2020 and is expected to be in force till at least 15 April 2020.

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