UK Defence Ministry deploys military helicopters across country to ramp up fight against COVID-19
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  • 12:16 11 April 2020

UK Defence Ministry deploys military helicopters across country to ramp up fight against COVID-19

In a bid to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK Ministry of Defence has set up a new 300-strong Joint Helicopter Aviation Task Force to airlift critical patients from remote areas to major hospitals that have intensive care facilities, ONA reports citing Daily Mail.

The helicopters will be flown and maintained in different regions across the UK, and may fly medicine and equipment to specific areas, as well as transporting patients or specialist doctors.

In March, the UK Ministry of Defence announced it was boosting the size of its civil contingency unit (CCU) to create a 20,000-strong COVID-19 support force amid the spreading coronavirus pandemic, as the country’s police force and NHS services were struggling to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

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