Some London buses are being transformed into ambulances as the town grapples with a devastating COVID-19 outbreak.
Seats had been eliminated on at the least two single-decker buses to allow them to hold 4 sufferers, the Guardian reported.
Bus firm Go-Forward loaned the automobiles to the Nationwide Well being Service (NHS) and can present 4 drivers, who’ve been vaccinated towards the virus, the outlet reported.
Docs and nurses, in addition to volunteer paramedics from the St. John Ambulance charity, will probably be on board to deal with sufferers.
The automobiles will probably be geared up with oxygen and infusion pumps with the intention to preserve sufferers steady till they are often admitted to one of many capital’s hospitals.
The transformed buses are anticipated to be put into use within the subsequent few days, the Guardian reported.
The initiative is aimed toward relieving stress from ambulance crews, which have been inundated with emergency calls following the arrival of a brand new, extra contagious pressure of the virus, the outlet reported.
Greater than 4,000 Londoners are presently hospitalized with the virus, in accordance with the newest NHS figures.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Jan. 2 ordered the nation right into a lockdown to gradual infections and forestall the NHS from turning into overwhelmed.
Dana Bash mixes up Cuomo brothers whereas speaking governor’s scandal
Issues are going to be awkward within the CNN lunch room!
CNN anchor Dana Bash confused her colleague Chris Cuomo together with his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on-air Sunday whereas discussing the newest sexual harassment allegations towards the politician.
The chief political correspondent made the gaffe in reporting that the governor allegedly requested his former aide, Charlotte Bennett, 25, inappropriate questions and made feedback that she mentioned left her feeling like he “wished to sleep with me.”
“The New York Instances is reporting final evening a second allegation of sexual harassment towards New York Governor Chris Cuomo,” Bash mentioned on “State of the Union.”
“This can be a report from a former aide Charlotte Bennett saying that Cuomo requested her alone in his workplace final spring about her intercourse life, together with whether or not she ever had intercourse with older males she has different allegations as effectively,” she continued.
Bash then launched into an interview with White Home press secretary Jen Psaki earlier than correcting herself for by chance naming the “Cuomo Prime Time” host.
“Governor Andrew Cuomo I ought to say, clearly,” she mentioned.
The most recent revelations involving the elder Cuomo, 63, come after one other former aide, Lindsey Boylan, accused him of sexual harassment.
Former CIA director John Brennan slams Biden on MBS
Former CIA Director John Brennan referred to as for President Biden to ban Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman from the US following the discharge of an intelligence report final week that blamed the Saudi royal ruler for the demise of dissident Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.
The report from the Workplace of the Director of Nationwide Intelligence concluded that the crown prince “accredited an operation in Istanbul, Turkey, to seize or kill” Khashoggi, a journalist who was deeply essential of the Saudi royal household.
It stated the evaluation was “the Crown Prince’s management of choice making within the Kingdom.”
Brennan, who led the CIA from March 2013 to January 2017, stated Biden should maintain bin Salman accountable regardless of the strategic alliance between the 2 international locations.
He stated the president ought to have the ability to “distinguish” between that partnership “and the actions of 1 man.”
“That’s why I’m actually hoping that the Biden administration goes to carry him accountable, saying that he’s not going to come back to the US for any official or private visits,” Brennan stated Saturday on MSNBC.
He additionally stated Biden administration officers mustn’t attend any high-level conferences with bin Salman, Saudi’s de facto ruler, to ship a direct message to different leaders within the Center East and all over the world.
“That needs to be made very clear, not simply to Muhammed bin Salman and the remainder of the Saudi authorities, but additionally to different governments all through the area,” Brennan stated.
“They can not get away with this as a result of the Biden administration goes to carry them to sure requirements by way of human rights and values,” he added.
The intelligence report stated a 15-member Saudi staff arrived in Istanbul on Oct. 2, 2018, the day of the killing underneath the supervision of Saud al-Wahtani, an in depth adviser to bin Salman, “who claimed publicly in mid-2018 that he didn’t make choices with out the Crown Prince’s approval.”
Seven members of bin Salman’s elite private protecting element, a unit that solutions solely to the prince, have been a part of that staff.Khashoggi, a US resident and columnist for the Washington Submit, was reportedly dismembered.
His physique has by no means been found.
Within the wake of the report, Biden introduced sanctions towards scores of different Saudis however not bin Salman, citing the necessity to protect the partnership between the 2 international locations.
However after being criticized by Democrats and Republicans for going straightforward on bin Salman, who’s also referred to as “MBS,” the president signaled on Saturday that one other announcement was coming Monday.
“There can be an announcement on Monday as to what we’re going to be doing with Saudi Arabia usually.”
Trump to name for Republican unity in CPAC speech
Former President Donald Trump, in his first public handle since departing the White Home in January, will name on Republicans to unite for the get together at a conservative convention in Florida Sunday.
“We’re not beginning new events, and we won’t be dividing our energy and our energy. As an alternative, we shall be united and robust like by no means earlier than,” Trump will say on the Conservative Political Motion Convention in Orlando, in response to an excerpt obtained by Fox Information.
The previous president can even set out a “pathway” for Republicans to regain management of the Home and Senate, the report mentioned.
He can also be anticipated to take a shot at Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), one of many Home Republicans who voted to question him final month for his position within the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.