The Buzz | Coronavirus: 250 thousand volunteer in UK to help with vulnerable

Some 250,000 people have signed up in a single day to volunteer with the National Health Services (NHS) after a recruitment drive to help the vulnerable amid the coronavirus crisis, BBC reported yesterday.
The helpers are needed for delivering food and medicines, driving patients to appointments and phoning the isolated.
The scheme is one of a number aimed at relieving pressure on the NHS.
About 11,000 former medics have also agreed to return to the health service and more than 24,000 final year student nurses and medics will join them.
Stephen Powis, NHS England medical director, said there had been “outbreaks of altruism” and he was “bowled over” by the medics returning to the front line and the response from volunteers.
This comes as it was confirmed Prince Charles, the 71-year-old heir to the throne, tested positive for coronavirus after displaying mild symptoms.

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