British government calls for 250,000 volunteers to help NHS as Britain registers highest daily increase

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A further 87 people have died in the United Kingdom after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 422, the government said on Tuesday.

The number of confirmed cases rose to 8,077 on Tuesday from 6,650 on Monday.

Meanwhile, the British government has launched an urgent appeal for 250,000 volunteers to help the NHS in the battle against coronavirus.

The Independent reports that the UK death toll rose to 422 overnight, Matt Hancock, the health secretary, urged people to come forward to help the most vulnerable who are unable to leave their homes. More than 1.5 million vulnerable people have been told to stay inside for 12 weeks to protect them from the virus, including those with certain cancers and severe respiratory illnesses.

Meanwhile, Sky that five hundred British Transport Police officers are being deployed to rail stations to “remind” people that only essential journeys should be made.

Via Reuters / Independent / 

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