Last night Boris Johnson and the British government asked for 250,000 people to volunteer to support the doctors, nurses and hospitals in the U.K. fight the Corona virus. As of 5pm today 405,000 people signed up. Very heartwarming response
More than 400,000 people have signed up to act as NHS volunteers to support vulnerable people during the coronavirus
The Prime Minister, speaking at the daily press conference inside Number 10, said he wanted to offer a “special thank you to everyone who has now volunteered to help the NHS”.
“When we launched the appeal last night, we hoped to get 250,000 volunteers over a few days," he said.
“But I can tell you that in just 24 hours, 405,000 people have responded to the call.”