“Rihanna has donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to medics in New York as the state faces a shortage due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
New York state has been overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 23,000 confirmed cases, making it one of the cities most severely impacted by the virus.
New York governor Andrew Cuomo thanked Rihanna for her donation in a tweet that read: ‘I want to thank Rihanna and the Rihanna Foundation for donating Personal Protective Equipment to New York State. We’re so appreciative of your help and that of so many others who have stepped up.’
Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) has also announced it will donate $5 million and said in a statement, ‘Over the past five years CLF has been one of the first organizations to respond to some of the world’s most devastating natural disasters, and we’ve seen firsthand the profound and unintended consequences of not being prepared.'”
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