Coronavirus: Matt Hancock calls on more retired NHS workers to return

Matt Hancock, the Health Secretary, has announced that 4,000 nurses and 500 doctors who have recently retired have returned to work to assist the NHS with the coronavirus crisis.

The Government called for recently-retired staff to swell the ranks to deal with the 5,000 positive cases in the UK.

He is now calling for more former staff to return.

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Italy is a republic in central Europe which forms a peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea as well as bordering France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily form part of the main territory of Italy. Italy is part of the Eurozone, having entered the common currency on 1st January 1999.

The capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Brunelleschi’s Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.

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