More than 500,000 volunteers to help Britain’s NHS cope with coronavirus outbreak

A story of human kindness from the United Kingdom, where more than 500,000 people signed up to volunteer to help with the fight against novel coronavirus, within days of the NHS asking for help.

France 24 produced this video news item on this surge in public spirit in the UK:

More than half a million people volunteered to help the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) since Tuesday to cope with the coronavirus crisis after a government appeal for volunteers.

France 24

Similar incidents of human kindness have been a feature of the unfolding pandemic in Spain and Italy, where the virus has sadly killed several thousand people.

Britain is bracing itself for a rise in coronavirus deaths in the coming days and weeks, after cases rose steeply during March.

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