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In between new coronavirus pandemic, almost every artist has a word to encourage their fans to take precautions.

But some are going beyond and also opening their wallets to help financially institutions that strive to find a cure for the disease or to care for the sick.

Eternal Queen of Baixinhos, the presenter Xuxa Meneghel announced the donation of R $ 1 million to SUS (Sistema Único de Saúde).

The Canadian star Justin bieber was one of the first international celebrities to donate to fight the virus.

In early February, Bieber made a deposit to the Chinese NGO Beijing Chunmiao Children Aid Foundation, which focuses on protecting children. The amount deposited was not disclosed by the singer.

The South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, director of Parasite, the big winner of Oscar 2020, and the rapper Suga, from the Korean band BTS, donated the equivalent of R $ 840 thousand each to Hope Bridge – South Korea's National Disaster Assistance Association -, the main front in the fight against viruses in the country.

Inspired by Suga's attitude, more than 453 BTS fans made donations to the same institution. Kang Daniel and the Red Velvet group have also made financial donations to institutions in South Korea.

Through the NGO Clara Lionel Foundation, of which one of the founders, Rihanna made a donation of US $ 5 million (R $ 25.6 million) to initiatives that seek to stop Covid-19's progress around the world.

The donation amount should be distributed among the World Health Organization and groups that work offering medical care and food to the population of the USA, Haiti and Malawi.

The couple of actors Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donated US $ 1 million to be divided between Feeding America and Food Banks Canada, which are dedicated to food distribution and care for people at risk.

Ryan Reynolds posted the news on his social networks and asked people to take care of their bodies and hearts and to call those who are isolated and in need of connection. Without losing his fanfare character, Reynolds ended the post with the fake number of actor Hugh Jackman.

Fashion celebrities have also donated cash to fight the virus. Italian fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni and her husband, rapper Fedez, donated 100,000 euros to the San Raffaele hospital in Milo, the hardest hit area in Italy, the current epicendrum of the pandemic.

J Donatella Versace, Italian fashion designer, and her daughter Allegra donated 200 thousand euros to the same hospital. Italian stylist Giorgio Armani also donated 1.25 million euros to the Italian Civil Protection Agency and hospitals in the country.


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