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Wimbledon to open up its gates for NHS amid COVID Pandemic


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

29th Mar, 2020. 10:02 am
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Wimbledon has announced to open up its gates to the NHS in Britain’s desperate fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

British Media reported that Wimbledon has announced to open up its gates to the NHS in Britain’s desperate fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier iconic English venues Lord’s, Silverstone and Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium have also joined the incredible Sports Aid support of the UK’s health service.

“We are offering support to our local communities and have donated funds through our partnership with the British Red Cross and food stores through our partnership with City Harvest.” The MCC are ready to provide rest areas at Lord’s for medical staff at the nearby Wellington and St John & St Elizabeth hospitals and have also allocated 75 spaces in their underground car park for NHS workers.

The Nursery Pavilion at home of cricket used as a storage facility by Wellington Hospital, freeing up more space for beds.

An MCC spokesperson said: “We want to help in any way we can.”

The UK coronavirus death toll has risen to 1,019 after 260 people died in the last 24 hours – with at least 13 of them being healthy adults.

There are currently 17,089 in Britain who have tested positive for Covid-19.

It is the biggest surge in coronavirus deaths the UK has seen so far – up from yesterday’s tally of 759. Yesterday, the UK’s total death toll rose by 181. Patients were aged between 33 and 100 years old.

Statisticians at Imperial College London have calculated that the UK can avoid 260,000 deaths if it keeps on the same path seen in China.

But the strict lockdown laws have had devastating effects for Brits across the UK.

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