Pathan brothers donate 4,000 masks amid growing Coronavirus cases in India

The world is struggling to adapt to the increasing threat of COVID-19 pandemic.

Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan | Getty

Amid the rapidly spreading Coronavirus pandemic, former India cricketers Irfan Pathan and his brother Yusuf have donated 4,000 masks to the needy people.

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As of Tuesday (March 24), the COVID-19 outbreak has claimed more than 16,000 lives and infected over 381,000 people globally.

In India, around 500 confirmed cases have been reported thus far while 10 people have lost their lives.

Taking to Twitter, Irfan posted a video with the caption reading: "Doing our bit for the society. Whatever u guys can do please go ahead and help each other as far as sanitation is concerned. But don't gather crowd!@iamyusufpathan #corona it's a small start hopefully we will be keep helping more. Everyone of us."

In the little clip, Irfan informed that he and his brother bought the masks in the name of Mehmood Khan Pathan Charitable Trust, which is run by their father.

Later, Yusuf said the masks will be distributed to Vadodara health department, who will in turn distribute it to the poor.

While Irfan has represented India in 29 Tests, 120 ODIs and 24 T20Is, Yusuf has played 55 ODIs and 22 T20Is for the country.

(With PTI inputs)


By Salman Anjum - 24 Mar, 2020

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