England captain Heather Knight joins NHS as volunteer to fight COVID-19 pandemic
By: PTI | London |

Updated: March 29, 2020 6:26:53 pm


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England ladies’s cricket group captain Heather Knight joined the National Health Service (NHS) as volunteer to assist the healthcare system fight the COVID-19 pandemic within the United Kingdom.

The 29-year-old Knight who has performed 7 Tests, 101 ODIs and 74 T20Is for England will assist in transporting medicines and spreading consciousness in regards to the pandemic within the United Kingdom which have reported at the least 14543 circumstances of the novel coronavirus.

“I signed up to the NHS’ volunteer scheme as I have a lot of free time on my hands and I want to help as much as I can,” Knight wrote in her column for BBC.

Knight, who returned from Australia after main England to the semi-finals of the Women’s T20 World Cup just lately, is now dwelling beneath the UK’s lockdown guidelines.

“My brother and his partner are doctors, and I have a few friends who work in the NHS, so I know how hard they are working and how difficult it is for everyone,” she stated.

Besides serving to transport medicines, Knight may also converse to individuals in regards to the significance of self-isolation beneath the present circumstances.

“One of my close friends, Elin, works on the ward at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital,” Knight wrote.

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“She is having to make tough decisions, so we are trying to keep her positive. Our university friendship group have been sending her throwback songs of the day to try and give her a moment to be happy and relax.”

More than half 1,000,000 individuals signed up when the volunteer programme was introduced on Wednesday.

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