Seven-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has expressed concern about the alarming situation with COVID-19 in India.
The British racing pilot sent his best wishes as the country battled a massive second wave of coronavirus, with daily cases passing after three lacquers.
“Pray for beautiful India this morning. I know this pandemic is affecting so many places around the world. Please beware there,” Hamilton wrote on his Instagram page.
On Thursday morning, India registered more than 3.14 lakh new cases, leading to a total of nearly 1.60 crore in cases, according to data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. This is the highest one-day jump recorded in the country since the pandemic began last year.
India also reported more than 2,100 new deaths due to the virus, with the highest deaths reported by Maharashtra at 568, followed by Delhi at 249. To date, more than 1.84 thousand COVID patients have succumbed to the infection nationwide.
Places such as the national capital, Delhi and Lucknow, are facing acute shortages of oxygen cylinders and hospital beds, which have attracted worldwide attention.