During New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s address on Thursday to citizens, he thanked Rihanna for making a contribution to the efforts of containing the coronavirus in the state.


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“I want to thank @rihanna and the Rihanna Foundation for donating Personal Protective Equipment to New York State,” wrote Gov. Cuomo. “We’re so appreciative of your help and that of so many others who have stepped up.”

On Thursday, New York States coronavirus cases were approaching 40,000, CNBC reports. That number in the state equates to half of the infected in the entire United States, which is now over 80,000 cases and leading the world in reports.

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Earlier in the week, Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation donated $5 million to multiple organizations to help with COVID-19 relief. You can read more about that effort here.

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