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COVID-19: Prince Charles “saddened” by the coronavirus crisis in India and urges the public to support the call for oxygen | UK News

The Prince of Wales said he was “deeply saddened by the tragic images” in India as the coronavirus death toll exceeded 200,000.

In a message to the Indian people, Charles said they were in his “thoughts and prayers”.

He added that the British Asian Trust, which he founded in 2007, has launched an emergency Oxygen For India appeal to raise funds to send oxygen concentrators to hospitals.

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He said: “For over a year, the pandemic has had a devastating impact on so many of us around the world.

“This week I was deeply saddened by the tragic images that we have all seen as COVID-19[female[feminine wreaked horrible havoc in India.

“Like many others, I have a great love for India and have enjoyed many wonderful visits to the country.

“Indian help and ingenuity has been a support to other countries through this extremely difficult time. India helped others, now we have to help India.

“With the support of the Indian diaspora, the British Asian Trust has launched an urgent appeal to India to channel this desire to do something about this terrible situation and help save lives.

“I would also like those suffering from the effects of this pandemic in India to know that they are in my thoughts and prayers. Together we will win this battle.”

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A wave of new infections has left the healthcare system second largest country in the world on the brink of collapse.

Over the past week, more than 2,000 people have died every day.

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