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Premier League referee Anthony Taylor has become an NHS volunteer as he supports his family through the coronavirus pandemic.
A few days ago, the government launched an appeal for 250,000 volunteers to help the NHS fight the outbreak.

The target was reached within 24 hours and Taylor was among those who came forward.
The former prison officer said he was inspired by the work of his sister Kate, who is a doctor in the National Health Service.

He told Sky Sports News: "These are unique circumstances.

"With my sister being so involved on the front line, it's the very least that I could do, understanding what she's having to deal with and how she's also feeling when she comes away from work.
"The more of us that can offer a small amount of time to help alleviate any of that pressure only has to be a good thing.

"When the call went out, I registered and it's just a waiting game now for checks to be processed.
"It's mainly focusing around transporting medication and equipment from hospitals or delivering shopping to vulnerable people. There will be plenty of people that need help. The more people we can get involved, the better."

Taylor said he talks to his sister every day and hears about the challenges she and her colleagues face.

"Everybody should be really grateful and it's so important that people take the advice, stay at home and reduce social contact," he said.

"Anybody who works in the NHS is a special person, not only their skillset but the type of human beings they are, constantly wanting to help people. It's obviously a really challenging time at the moment. Hopefully, in the coming weeks, things will improve, and we will come through the other side."

Taylor also said he hopes football can help society recover from the pandemic, adding that the cancellation of various games and tournaments had been a "reality check" for the sport.

He is one of two referees in England under consideration for the European Championship, which has been postponed until June 2021.

He added: "Football is a hugely popular sport across the world. Football needs to be used as a vehicle to try and help people as much as we can.

"It's really important that everybody pulls together and hopefully seeing as many people recover as possible. It's really positive to see what people can do to help those less fortunate. It's always nice to see how individuals, or organisations as a whole, really step up when needed to."

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Well Done Anthony Taylor!!


I too have volunteered my services. If I can help just one person whilst we are in the midst of this crisis, then its worth it.

Chances are, I'll end up helping a few more than that.

I see the heartbreak this causes in my brothers face everyday. He is frontline NHS, and has told me quite a few things, which out of respect, I will not post on here.


Stay Safe All.
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John Moules, one of our referees from way back and heavily involved in football in other ways since, is now out of hospital after contracting Covid-19. In his words he "has a few more hurdles to get over" but he speaks in glowing terms of the tremendous NHS staff.

Perhaps in addition to clapping them, we can all resolve never to vote Conservative again.
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LATEST FROM ITALY :
There is the first drop in admissions to intensive care since the beginning of the Covid-19 emergency. There are 3,994 coronavirus patients in intensive care, 74 fewer than yesterday. Of these, 1,326 are in Lombardy. Of the total 88,274 patients, 29,010 are hospitalized with symptoms - 269 more than yesterday - and 55,270 are those in isolation at home. This figure has been made known by the Civil Defence.
"Today for the first time we have a very important figure. The number of patients in intensive care is decreasing by 74 and this is important news because it allows our hospitals to breathe. It is the first negative value since we started the emergency management". This was said at a press conference by the head of the Civil Defence, Angelo Borrelli.
"If we look at the numbers, from March 27th to today in 9 days we have gone from more than 120 visits in intensive care to a negative balance of 74 patients, who are no longer in intensive care today compared to yesterday's number. The number of deaths has also fallen from 970 to 680 today. But we have not passed the critical stage. The danger has not escaped, we have not escaped anything at all".
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Hopefully though this means you have ridden the worst of the storm and are now starting to emerge on the other side where the critically ill numbers will continue to fall day by day.  The danger may still be there but fingers crossed you are now starting to win the battle.
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It would seem so. Let's see tonight's bulletin. In Europe Italy is the country that started first with the restrictive measures, in the other countries including the UK the positive results will come 10-15 days later.
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Well Done Anthony. respect.
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