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Britain's NHS strikes deal with private hospitals in coronavirus fight

A message reading "#NHSheroes" is displayed on the outside of Wembley Stadium as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. London, Britain March 20, 2020. REUTERS/Matthew Childs

LONDON: Britain's National Health Service (NHS) has struck a deal with the country's independent hospitals that will see more beds, ventilators and thousands of extra healthcare staff made available from next week to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

NHS England said Saturday that nearly 20,000 fully qualified staff will be joining the health service's response to the pandemic, helping manage an expected surge in cases.

 

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