Actor Shilpa Shetty has been one of those celebrities who has been using her platform to help amplify information about COVID-19. A few days ago, the actress had even made an impassioned plea to her colleagues and friends in the film industry to do their bit and come together to battle the second wave of the COVID-19 virus. Now, the actress has taken to her Instagram to urge citizens to not panic excessively about the current situation.
“We’re all reading about the actual situation around us and it is absolutely devastating. This news plays on the mind all the time and leads the mind to very dark places. But then, there are posts and news about complete strangers helping people desperately in need of help. People who are cooking meals for COVID patients living alone, volunteers driving down to people needing medical assistance, and doctors providing information and guidance via online sessions. So reassuring,” she wrote.
“If we can do something for someone, we definitely must! But if not, don’t panic excessively. Tune out for a little while, inhale deeply, and believe that it will get better from here. Live in the NOW. Together, we WILL overcome this. We will walk through this time towards a better tomorrow. Faith and hope are what we need right now,” Shetty added.