Jamaican sprint star Johan Blake has sent his love for India as the country battles a deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, “begging” people in the country to do everything possible to stay safe.
The 100-meter world champion in 2011 is an avid cricket fan and ambassador of the World Series World Series T20 event. He was in India last year.
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“I just want to take this time to send my love to India. Please everyone, please do what you can to be safe. I know it can be difficult, but imagine if we work together,” tweeted Blake. .
“I’ve watched cricket over the years. I loved the country so much. Wonderful people around,” said Blake, who was also part of Jamaica’s 4x100m gold medals for the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.
Blake won individual silver medals in the 100 and 200 meters at the 2012 London Olympics.
The massacre of COVID-19 in India shook the country to its foundations with over 3 varnishes of fresh daily cases. On Wednesday, the daily death toll exceeded 3,000 for the first time.
An additional problem is the crumbling health infrastructure, which is also struggling with a lack of oxygen and some important medicines.