The Prince of Wales says he has been “deeply saddened” by the impact of coronavirus on India, after the country’s Covid death toll passed 200,000. In a newly-released statement, Prince Charles highlights the charitable efforts of the British Asian Trust and its emergency appeal, and calls on people to help in any way they can. “I have been deeply saddened by the tragic images we have all seen as Covid-19 takes its horrific toll in India,” he says. “Like many others, I have a great love for India and have enjoyed many wonderful visits to the country.
“Indian aid and ingenuity has been a support to other countries through this immensely difficult time. As India has helped others, so now must we help India.” He adds: “If I may, I would also want those suffering the effects of this pandemic in India to know that they are in my thoughts and prayers. “Together, we will win this battle.”