Britain’s prime minster, Boris Johnson, has made his second appearance since going into self isolation last week after testing positive for coronavirus, saying in a message posted on Twitter that some 20,000 former NHS staff have returned to help battle the virus.
Boris Johnson has revealed 20,000 ex-staff have returned to the NHS to help fight coronavirus after Britons were warned restrictions on their lives may last for at least six months.
Thanks to everyone who has been staying at home.
— Boris Johnson #StayHomeSaveLives (@BorisJohnson) March 29, 2020
The prime minister, who is holed up in Number 11 after being diagnosed with COVID-19, said in a video message that the UK will get through the crisis “together”, as he praised the 750,000 volunteers who have offered to assist the health service.
His remarks came after England’s deputy chief medical officer, Dr Jenny Harries, said it could be six months or more before the UK gets back to normal from the pandemic.
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