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More Nightingale Hospitals Planned And Armed Forces Applaud NHS Staff

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More Nightingale Hospitals Planned 

Two more temporary NHS hospitals are going to be built in Bristol and Harrogate, as the UK's Nightingale project expands to combat the spread of coronavirus.

The hospitals will be based at the University of the West of England and the Harrogate Convention Centre.

The Bristol hospital will be able to look after up to 1,000 patients, while Harrogate will care for up to 500.

They will share the 'Nightingale' name with the 4,000-bed facility at London's ExCel Centre, which opens later today thanks to a military-assisted build lasting around a week. Others are planned for Birmingham and Manchester.


UK Armed Forces Applaud NHS Staff Fighting Coronavirus

Military personnel have shown their support for frontline NHS workers battling the COVID-19 outbreak.

They joined in 'clapping for our carers' once again last night, together with millions of people from around the UK.

Personnel across the UK showed their support, as well as Royal Navy sailors deployed to Bahrain. 

WATCH: Military Personnel Salute The NHS


US Navy Removes Commander Of Aircraft Carrier Hit By Virus

The US Navy has removed the commander of aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt after he raised the alarm about an outbreak of coronavirus on board his ship. 

Acting US Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said Captain Brett Crozier “demonstrated extremely poor judgement” in the middle of a crisis.

He said the captain copied too many people into a memo, which was leaked to a California newspaper. 

More than 100 of the 5,000-strong crew have tested positive for COVID-19.