Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra took to Twitter on Monday to express her concerns about India’s struggle during the horrific second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.The country is in a dire need of vaccines to avoid more Covid-19 related deaths, the actress said.
She also requested US President to help and ‘urgently’ share vaccines.
Tagging the president of the United States of America Joe Biden and other high ranking officials, Priyanka said that “the situation in my country is critical. Will you urgently share vaccines”. She also stated that while India is suffering from a horrific second wave of the pandemic, the US has ordered 550M more vaccines than needed.”
While some Twitter users remarked that Priyanka’s appeal is a delayed response to the Covid-19 situation in her country of origin, others lauded her for taking an important first step, The Indian Express reported.
Last week, as India continued to report the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world, the actor sent “virtual hugs” for her fans as she posted a picture of herself along with her dog Gino.
A few days ago, Priyanka had also appealed to everyone in India to stay home and wear a mask if they have to step out at all. She had also emphasised on the fact that the medical fraternity was under extreme stress and could collapse any time, and that we should all get the vaccine when our turn comes.