British Army Deployed To Support Wales COVID battle

 Two hundred soldiers from the British Army are being drafted in to help paramedics cope with ‘extreme pressure’ in Wales.

The Welsh Ambulance Service said it has re-enlisted the support of the military as it contends with a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Soldiers will assist the Trust’s Covid-19 effort by driving ambulances from Wednesday.

Chief Executive Jason Killens said: ‘The extreme pressure on our ambulance service in the last couple of weeks has been well documented, and it’s why we’ve taken the decision to re-enlist the military, who did a superb job of assisting us earlier in the year.’

‘Winter is our busiest period, and with the second wave of a global pandemic also to contend with, this is about bolstering our capacity as far we can and putting us in the best possible position to provide a safe service to the people of Wales.’

The whole of Wales is currently on lockdown amid a surge in cases after short notice on Saturday.

 

 

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