India is the second worst-hit country by COVID-19 and people in India are struggling to get hold of the situation as the hospitals are running out of beds and oxygen concentrators and morgues and crematoriums are overflowing. The actress addressed this horrifying situation on her talk show “The Drew Barrymore Show” which airs on Zee Café in India. “Hello everyone and Namaste India! This one’s a special message to the people of India. A lot of you guys already know of my deep-rooted connection with the country and how I’ve always loved India for its culture, its people and so much more!”
Barrymore revealed that India holds a very special place in her heart and that during her visits, she has met so many wonderful people.She had added, “Today, as we cope with the worldwide situation, my heart goes out to the people of India who’re trying hard to hold it together. My sincere wishes and prayers to you to stay strong and believe that we will come out stronger together.”
“I came across a couple of articles online that truly invigorated a sense of faith and positivity in me, like a 110-year-old Covid-19 survivor in India, or how a man donating his entire life’s savings towards relief. Countless people, celebrities and organisations coming together and pledging support, people starting food centres and relief groups — and this is truly the need of the hour,” she said.
Further urging people to contribute to help India get out of this disastrous situation she said, “A small contribution could really help and make a giant difference, and even save a life! I’m doing my bit and urge you to do whatever is in your capacity. Most importantly, I’m sending you a lot of love, healing and prayers and faith in the light at the end of this dark tunnel.”
Barrymore concluded by saying, “Namaste. Thank you so much and all of my love.”