With India reeling under the Covid-19, former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar has won hearts across the border by urging the Pakistan government and fans to help neighbours fight the virus. With a lack of oxygen cylinders and tanks available, Akhtar urged Pakistan to chip in and help the neighbours.Also Read - Is India Heading Towards 4th Wave With Detection of BA.4, BA.5? Here's What Maharashtra Health Minister Predicts
“It is impossible for any government to tackle the ongoing crisis. I appeal to my government and fans, to help India. India does need a lot of oxygen tanks. I request everyone to donate and raise funds for India and deliver oxygen tanks to them,” Akhtar said in a video on his YouTube channel. Also Read - This Country Extends Work From Home Order As COVID Cases Continue to Rise, Strict Curbs Imposed | Key Points
It has been noticed that the surge in Covid cases took place in March and a lot of blame has to be put on the citizens of India who dropped their guard against the virus. Also Read - This Country Bans Flight To India, 15 Other Nations Over Covid Resurgence. Full List Inside
Earlier, Akhtar had also tweeted his concern for India and asked for global help as the health care system is crashing.
“India is really struggling with Covid-19. Global support needed. Health care system is crashing. It’s a Pandemic, we are all in it together. Must become each other’s support,” Akhtar tweeted.
The number of deaths in the country has crossed the 2000-mark on a daily basis over the last week. The situation is scary as hospitals are running out of beds, medicines, and oxygen supply.
With over 67,000 new confirmed cases and 676 more deaths on Saturday, Maharashtra is the worst-hit Indian state.