Army spotted delivering coronavirus supplies to hospitals during UK lockdown
The army has delivered supplies to a hospital as staff and patients battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
Members of the 101 Logistic Brigade delivered a consignment of medical masks to St Thomas' Hospital, London, on Tuesday.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced strict lockdown measures on Monday urging people to stay at home and only leave the house for basic food shopping, exercise once a day and essential travel to and from work.
The police have been given powers to disperse any public gatherings of more than two people, excluding those that you live with.
These measures will be in place for at least the next three weeks before they are reviewed again, Johnson said.
More than 460 personnel are set to deliver personal protective equipment to NHS.
Brigadier Phil Prosser said: "The British Army soldier is a citizen soldier and is proud to be part of the nation's response to this unprecedented challenge.
"There are some tough times ahead and the nation needs to rise together to respond to those times.
"What you've seen today is a British Army convoy delivering Personal Protective Equipment right to the frontline of the nation's response to the Coronavirus challenge – standing side by side with the NHS."
Brits were seen flocking to beaches and parks at the weekend, flouting the government guidelines.
Lockdown measures set out by the Government on Monday are rules, not advice, and will be enforced, health minister Matt Hancock said today.
The coronavirus pandemic has spread to at least 182 countries, claiming more than 10,000 lives and infecting hundreds of thousands more.
"These measures are not advice, they are rules and will be enforced, including by the police," Hancock told Parliament.
He said the government would publish guidance later on Tuesday to explain the steps employers must take to ensure their workers are safe.
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