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Coronavirus: Thousands of retired medics asked to return to NHS

Letters are being sent to more than 65,000 retired doctors and nurses in England and Wales asking them to return to the NHS to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak.Senior officials say the ex-employees are needed to boost frontline services.Meanwhile, the government has pledged to ensure that all hospitals have enough protective gear and ventilators.It also published a list of key workers whose children will still be able to go to school after they shut later.And the chancellor is set to announce a wage subsidy package to protect jobs. Many firms are warning of collapse, wiping out thousands of jobs, as life in the UK is largely put on hold.One proposal under discussion is for the UK to follow the lead of countries such as Denmark, ...