Thursday, 17 June 2021 | 07:17 WIB

Firefighters in Britain Assist Medical Personnel in Battling Coronavirus

Firefighters in Britain Assist Medical Personnel in Battling Coronavirus (businessinsider)

LONDON, NETRALNEWS.COM - Britain is struggling to fight an increasingly large corona virus outbreak. One way they took was to use firefighters who would deliver food, collect bodies, and operate ambulances.

Britain is now preparing to face the peak of the coronavirus outbreak which has claimed the lives of more than 22,000 people worldwide.

Secretary General of the Fire Fighting Union (FBU) of England, Matt Wrack stressed that they had reached an agreement with all firefighters to join in directly in dealing with the coronavirus.

According to Matt, all firefighters from the head, operators, and firefighters will continue to deal with this emergency. Those who used to carry out emergency tasks related to fire fighting, are now preparing to carry out new tasks including collecting bodies, delivering food, and others.

"We are facing an unparalleled public health crisis in our lives. The corona outbreak is now a humanitarian emergency and firefighters want to help their communities," Matt said.Firefighters can also operate ambulances if there is a mass casualty at any time.

In addition to hiring firefighters, Britain has also asked tens of thousands of retired doctors and health workers to return to work. Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of people have volunteered to help the National Health Service, run by the government.

Britain is now implementing strict controls after experts estimate they could have 250 thousand infected if no tighter steps are taken.

Previously, Prime Minister Boris Johnson had only taken a very simple approach to the worst health crisis since the 1918 influenza epidemic. However, the advice of the experts had finally changed Boris's position. In addition the Prime Minister has also been tested positive for Covid-19.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has issued an order to lockdown the world's fifth largest economy in the world so that the spread of the covid-19 virus is not getting worse. British citizens are currently strictly forbidden from leaving their homes if they do not have an important reason.

So far, 578 people in the UK have died after testing positive for the corona virus. The number of confirmed cases has increased to 11,658. The death toll in Britain is the seventh worst in the world, after Italy, Spain, China, Iran, France and the United States.