As India battles the deadly surge in its coronavirus cases, Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake is sending his support to the country he says he has “grown to love so much”.
In a tweet, the former world sprint champion appealed to citizens to do their part in keeping safe.
“Just want to take this time to send my love to India. I have been watching cricket over the years. I have grown to love the country so much. Wonderful people all round,” he tweeted.
“I am begging everyone please do what you can to stay safe. I know it might be difficult, but imagine if we work together.”
India has surpassed more than 200,000 COVID-19 deaths and over 18 million cases.
Hospitals across the country have been reporting a shortage of medical oxygen and beds. Crematoriums are running out of space, with funerals being held in parking lots, and parks doubling up as temporary cremation grounds.