Popular video-sharing app TikTok has contributed 4,00,000 protective Hazmat suits worth Rs 100 crore for doctors and healthcare workers who are fighting against the deadly coronavirus in India.
The first batch of 20,675 suits has arrived today and the second lot of 1,80,375 suits will arrive in India by March 4. The remaining will be delivered in the following weeks, reports NDTV.
In a letter to Union Minister Smriti Irani, TikTok head Nikhil Gandhi thanked the Ministry of Textiles for "sourcing, logistics and delivery of the suits".
Calling the coronavirus pandemic "catastrophic", TikTok said that they are certain the country will come out of it together under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India is facing an acute shortage of safety wear for healthcare workers amid the deadly pandemic. The country has been under lockdown since March 24 to tackle the highly contagious coronavirus. The deadly disease has claimed 38 lives in India and affected over 1600.