Director-producer Rohit Shetty has opened eight of his hotels to help policemen at the
front line, fighting the novel coronavirus pandemic to take rest and eat during their duties to pay back for their selfless service in some way.
The news was shared by the official handle of Mumbai Police on Twitter, thanking the
‘Singham’ filmmaker for his kind gesture. The police force has been working continuously
and tirelessly alongside the healthcare workers to prevent the spread of the novel
coronavirus without thinking about themselves.
“#RohitShetty has facilitated eight hotels across the town for our on-duty #CovidWarriors to rest, shower & change with arrangements for breakfast & dinner.We thank him for this type gesture and for helping us in #TakingOnCorona and keeping Mumbai safe,” read the tweet from Mumbai Police.
Rohit Shetty had earlier donated Rs 51 lakh to the Federation of Western India Cine
Employees (FWICE) in order to support the daily wage workers from the film industry in the midst of the nationwide lockdown. The daily wage workers were the ones most severely hit due to the lockdown.
A lot of celebrities have been coming forward to help during this pandemic in any way that they can. Before Shetty, his Simmba star Sonu Sood had offered his hotel in the city for the healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses and the paramedical staff, for stay.
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan had also offered their 4-storey personal office space for treating Covid-19 patients.
According to Union Health Ministry, Covid-19 death toll has crossed 600 in the country as
the number of cases climb to 19,984 after Tuesday’s update.