Coronavirus has now affected almost half of the world countries and caused dozens of deaths around the globe. The COVID-19 virus cases are being reported from countries including the USA, Canada, Italy, the United Kingdom and some countries in Asia. Minute-by-minute increasing cases of the pandemic are causing problems for the governments to arrange places where the patients could be kept in quarantine and treated.
In such hard times, many have offered moral and medical support to fight with the disease and help those who have been tested positive. Pakistan-born British boxing legend Amir Khan has also made a great announcement to help people in the UK.
The two-time world champion said that he was aware of the situation created due to COVID-19 and knew about the shortage of medical staff and accommodation for beds where large number of patients could be treated. He announced that he wanted to give his private property to be turned into a temporary hospital to cope with the coronavirus situation.
“I am aware of how difficult it is for the public to get a hospital bed in this tragic time. I am prepared to give my 60,000 square-foot, four-storey building which is due to be a wedding hall and retail outlet to NHS (National Health Service) to help people affected by the coronavirus. Please keep safe,” Amir Khan said in a tweet.
The boxer also addressed the NHS (Bolton) and asked them to feel free to use the space to set up temporary hospital and provide vital treatment to those who are fighting with the pandemic.
“NHS in my hometown (Bolton), knowing we are looking down the barrel of bed shortages and people not getting vital treatment. They have thanked me, however currently they have not reached capacity. NHS Bolton will bear this in mind. The offer is there. Please keep safe everyone,” the athlete wrote in another tweet.