‘Stay home for them’: chief nurse urges public to remember two nurses who died of Covid-19

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At the daily Downing Street press conference on Friday, England’s chief nursing officer, Ruth May, invoked the deaths of nurses Areema Nasreen and Aimee O’Rourke as she urged members of the public to stay at home. ‘This weekend is going to be very warm and it will be very tempting to go out and enjoy those summer rays,’ she said. ‘But please, I ask you to remember Aimee and Areema. Please stay at home for them.’
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