Coronavirus Outbreak: Deepika Padukone's talk with WHO Director General deferred due to 'highly unavoidable circumstances'

Deepika Padukone, who was last seen in Chhapaak, has actively spoken about the importance of mental health.

Press Trust of India April 23, 2020 12:20:41 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Deepika Padukone's talk with WHO Director General deferred due to 'highly unavoidable circumstances'

Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has announced that her conversation with World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on mental health during the coronavirus pandemic has been called off for the moment.

The actor was set to discuss mental health issues amidst the coronavirus pandemic with the United Nations (UN) health agency chief on Thursday.

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In a statement on her Instagram Story on Wednesday, Deepika said the chat has been "put on hold" due to "highly unavoidable circumstances".

Coronavirus Outbreak Deepika Padukones talk with WHO Director General deferred due to highly unavoidable circumstances

Deepika Padukone. File image

"I regret to inform you that due to unforeseen and highly unavoidable circumstances the conversation, ''prioritising mental health during the pandemic and beyond'' between Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO and I, schedule for April 23rd, 2020 has been put on hold until further notice," the actor said.

"Having said that, mental health is a very real and valid aspect of this pandemic; one that I hope we prioritise and nurture through these unusual time and beyond," she added.

The Chhapaak star, who was diagnosed with depression in 2014, had announced on 19 April that she will engage in a discussion with Dr Tedros with the aim to prioritise mental health during the pandemic.

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