COVID-19: England captain Knight joins NHS volunteer scheme

London, Mar 29 (IANS): England captain Heather Knight said that she has joined UK's National Health Service's (NHS) volunteer scheme amidst the outbreak of coronavirus in the country. Knight said that she will be helping in transporting medicines and spreading awareness about the pandemic in the United Kingdom.

"I signed up to the NHS' volunteer scheme as I have a lot of free time on my hands and I want to help as much as I can," wrote Knight in her columb for BBC Sport.

"My brother and his partner are doctors, and I have a few friends who work in the NHS, so I know how hard they are working and how difficult it is for everyone," she said.

"I'm going to get the car out as I've volunteered to transport medicine, and also speak to people who are self-isolating. If someone is home alone, you can ring them up and chat. They have had so many people sign up."

British media reports state that over 170,000 people have signed up for the NHS volunteer scheme since the outbreak of the endemic.

Britain has reported nearly 20,000 cases of coronavirus infection thus far, which includes Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Britons will also get a leaflet detailing government rules on leaving the house and health information. It follows criticism over the clarity of government advice to date.




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