COVID-19 is taking lives of numerous as the tally is roaring louder than ever globally. Millions of people are infected and the death toll has reached crudely 53,000.
The news of people donating money and essentials are spread across. But Warwickshire county cricket club (WCCC) decided to help in a different way. Hence, they announced on Friday about offering over the Edgbaston stadium to the government to generate a drive through COVID-19 testing station for the National Health Services (NHS) staff fighting the pandemic.
The club website said that the stadium’s main on-site car park will be used to often test the medical staff who are employed in Birmingham and the wider West Midlands region.
The NHS staff will drive in through the Edgbaston Road entrance, be tested while remaining in their vehicle and exit the grounds onto Pershore Road, it added.
“With our country cricket programme and conference and events, the business closed until 29 may, our staff have been exploring various options which enable the club to keep supporting our local community during these difficult times”
Whether that be through making a call to our elderly members and ex-players, volunteering and by offering Edgbaston stadium for use in the wider civil contingency effort”, WCCC Chief executive, Neil snowball said.
The coronavirus pandemic has infected a huge population in UK including PM Boris Johnson and Prince Charles and 3,000 death has been confirmed so far.
Apart from WCCC, Marylebone Cricket Club(MCC) announced that they would be providing the parking and storage places available at the iconic Lords cricket ground to the NHS staff to aid people stuck in the pandemic.