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Chelsea open up lodge to healthcare workers

The brand of CHelsea Football Club is pictured on a closed gate at Stamford Bridge soccer stadium in London on March 13, 2020. – The English Premier League suspended all fixtures till April Four on Friday after Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta and Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi examined constructive for coronavirus. (Photo by Isabel Infantes / AFP)

Chelsea will present free lodging to the workers of Britain’s National Health Service in a lodge on the membership’s Stamford Bridge stadium throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

The Premier League membership’s proprietor, Roman Abramovich, will fund the service that may enable medical professionals in London an opportunity to relaxation if they’re unable to journey dwelling or face lengthy commutes.

The scheme might be put in place for 2 months however may very well be prolonged if wanted.

There have been 1,950 confirmed instances of coronavirus and 71 deaths in Britain.

“It was decided the best way Chelsea can assist the NHS is to provide accommodation for NHS staff. Mr Abramovich will be covering the costs of providing the accommodation,” Chelsea mentioned in an announcement.

“Many of the medical staff will be working long shifts and may not be able to travel home or would otherwise have to make long commutes. Local accommodation helps maintain the health and well-being of this crucial personnel at this critical time.”

Chelsea doesn’t know when they’ll subsequent return to the pitch, with the Premier League suspended till at the very least April 4, though that date is ready to be pushed again at a gathering of Premier League golf equipment on Thursday.

But within the absence of soccer, the Blues are the newest membership to make a proposal of group assist at a time of disaster.

Liverpool gamers contributed to a £40,000 ($48,000) donation from the membership to assist hold native foodbanks working.

Aston Villa and Brighton have been among the many golf equipment to donate meals ready for final weekend’s matches to homeless charities.

Fourth-tier membership Stevenage is making ready a group careline that may assist remoted native residents over 70 with day-to-day wants such because the supply of meals and prescriptions.



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