Police officers and firefighters are being drafted in to drive ambulances in London as soaring Covid-19 cases threatened to overwhelm hospitals and prompted the declaration of a “major incident” in the capital. This was reported by I News.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan warned that growing infection rates, which mean that one in 20 people now have Coronavirus in some parts of the capital, were putting “immense pressure” on an already-stretched health service with 800 new admissions – equivalent to the capacity of a large hospital – a day.
On Friday, the UK recorded 1,325 deaths linked to Covid-19, the highest number of fatalities in a single day since the pandemic began, with a further 68,035 infections.
As we reported earlier, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has prohibited imports of Covid-19 vaccines from the United States and the United Kingdom.
The supreme leader said he has no confidence in vaccines coming out of the two Western powers since they have some of the highest mortality rates in the world.