Military brought in to create new COVID-19 aviation task force

As part of the military’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, forces from Joint Helicopter Command are on standby to provide aviation capability in support to civil authorities.

The new COVID Aviation Task Force has helicopters on standby across the UK to support the government’s response to coronavirus.

The RAF Puma, Army Air Corps Wildcat, RAF Chinook and Royal Navy Merlin provide essential medical evacuation capabilities as well as the ability to swiftly deliver essential equipment and personnel to where they are needed across the nation.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • GP urges young people to get AstraZeneca | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • IN FULL: Victorian authorities provide a COVID-19 update after 12 new cases were recorded | ABC News
  • Victoria records 12 local COVID-19 cases | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – July 23nd, 2021
  • IN FULL: NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard announces 163 new local cases of COVID-19 | ABC News
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