Priyanka Chopra, King Khan in WHO’s virtual concert for Covid-19 victims

Priyanka Chopra, King Khan in WHO’s virtual concert for Covid-19 victims

Geneva: Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra will join an array of international stars in staging a virtual concert on April 18, being organized by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the international advocacy organization Global Citizen for people affected by Covid-19 pandamic.

The ‘One World: Together At Home’ global show is curated by pop star Lady Gaga and includes the likes of Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.

“The WHO is committed to defeating the coronavirus pandemic with science and public health measures, and supporting the health workers who are on the frontlines of the response,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General. “We may have to be apart physically for a while, but we can still come together virtually to enjoy great music. The ‘One World: Together At Home’ concert represents a powerful show of solidarity against a common threat.”

The global event is aimed at bringing together people affected by Covid-19 pandemic to take meaningful actions to protect health and to support the global response against the novel coronavirus.  It will also celebrate and support brave healthcare workers doing life-saving work on the frontlines.

“…we’re all so very grateful to all of the health care professionals across the country and around the world, who are on the frontlines during COVID-19... What you are doing is putting yourselves in harm's way to help the world and we all salute you,” noted Lady Gaga.

The show will be broadcast on major television networks and streamed online on Saturday (April 18) from 17:00 (Los Angeles time)/ 20:00 (New York time) / 01:00 (London time). BBC One will run the program on April 19.

The event will be streamed online on multiple global platforms, including: Alibaba, Amazon Prime Video, Apple, Facebook, Instagram, LiveXLive, Tencent, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, TIDAL, TuneIn, Twitch, Twitter, Yahoo and YouTube. This digital special will include additional artists and performances from all over the globe as well as unique stories from the world's healthcare heroes.

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