COVID-19: UK working on huge repatriation of nationals-PM
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told parliament it is currently repatriating British nationals back home in the face of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Boris Johnson answering questions in parliament on Wednesday said the government is doing everything it can to bring back British nationals home.
The PM announced there is currently huge repatriation exercise going on to ”protect our nationals”.
He was optimistic the UK would get this country through the pandemic.
”We will beat this together”, he assured parliament.
Meanwhile, he has also disclosed UK is currently mobilising every worker to manage the epidemic.
He stressed on the need for UK citizens to stay home as part of measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
A quarter of the world’s population is now living under some form of lockdown.
Some 170,000 people have volunteered in the UK to help the NHS cope with vulnerable people.
This, the UK Prime Minister has commended.
The death toll in Spain has overtaken China, rising by 738 to 3,434.
The global figure has exceeded 400,000 with deaths approaching 20,000 and more than 100,000 recovered.
Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus, Clarence House has said, though the Duchess of Cornwall is not infected.
A Clarence House statement issued to that effect read: “In accordance with government and medical advice, the prince and the duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland.
“The tests were carried out by the NHS in Aberdeenshire, where they met the criteria required for testing.
“It is not possible to ascertain from whom the prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks.”