Priyanka Chopra Jonas calls on fans to help India battle Covid-19 crisis

Star takes to Instagram to encourage almost 63 million followers to make donations and help her struggling country

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas has shared a video on her Instagram account to raise awareness of the Covid-19 crisis gripping her home country of India.

The star posted an impassioned plea to her almost 63 million followers to lend a helping hand.

In the video, which is just more than a minute long, Chopra Jonas, 38, asks: "Why do we need to care? Why is it so urgent right now?

"There are no rooms in ICUs, ambulances are too busy, oxygen supply is less, crematoriums are having mass cremations because the volume of deaths is so much."

"India is my home and India is bleeding. And we, as a global community, need to care. And I'll tell you why we need to care: because unless everyone is safe, no one is safe."

"India is my home and India is bleeding. And we, as a global community, need to care. And I'll tell you why we need to care: because unless everyone is safe, no one is safe."

In the caption to the post, the actress says: "India, my home, is suffering the world’s worst Covid crisis, and we all need to help.

"People are dying in record numbers. There is illness everywhere, and it’s only continuing to spread and kill at great speed and scale."

Chopra Jonas says she has set up a fundraiser in conjunction with GiveIndia that will provide Covid-19 relief.

She said she and her husband, Nick Jonas, "already have and will continue to contribute" to the fundraiser.

Read more about India's battle against coronavirus

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