Sam’s Chicken in the United Kingdom (UK) is set to provide the staff at the National Health Service (NHS) with free meal. The company took the decision after the massive coronavirus outbreak. The COVID-19 cases in the UK has exceeded 6,600 with the death tolls going up to 335. And the numbers aren’t expected to get any better in the coming days if not get worse.
Interestingly, England all-rounder Ravi Bopara owns a couple of Sam’s Chicken branches in London and is reckoned to be an investor in the company. A number of other companies have also offered massive support to the NHS employees, who have been working by the clock to get some improvement in the situation. The staff has been going through a lot of strain.
In the meantime, Bopara took to Twitter and made the announcement of giving away the free meals to the NHS personnel. The 34-year-old took to the social media platform and wrote, “Dear NHS staff, your chicken is on me for your hard work in these tough times.” Sam’s Chicken is the latest ‘to help out heroes in the NHS’.
Here is Bopara’s tweet
Dear NHS staff, your chicken is on me for your hard work in these tough times. 😁 pic.twitter.com/blBwedX0fI
— Ravi Bopara (@ravibopara) March 23, 2020
Coronavirus creating headaches
Recently, Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the UK, said the coronavirus debacle is the biggest threat faced by the country in many decades. Overall, over 4,00,000 cases have been confirmed with the virus accounting for the lives of more than 17,000. The sporting fraternity has been affected as well. The start of the Indian Premier League has been postponed from March 29 to April 15.
Even the 2020 Pakistan Super League where Ravi Bopara took part also got cancelled. Bopara plied his trade for the Multan Sultans, who finished atop the points table. The coronavirus has also led to the postponement of South Africa’s tour of India, New Zealand’s tour of Australia, England’s tour of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh’s tour of Ireland. Domestic tournaments also have come to a halt.
Doubts have also been cast over the 2020 edition of the men’s T20 World Cup in Australia. The entire world has gone into a lockdown with directives of using hand-sanitizers, staying indoors for the next few days doing the rounds.
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