MCC gives parking space to medical staff, food to poor at Lord's 

The oldest cricket club has lent its support to medical facilities in the near-by places amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Lord's venue is being used for local community support amid COVID-19 crisis | GettyWith the UK fighting a long, strenuous battle against the deadly COVID-19 outbreak, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is doing its bit to help people come out unscathed. 

The oldest cricket club has lent its support to the local community by providing parking space for medical staff and food for those who can't afford it at Lord's, which has quite a few hospitals in close proximity. 

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A massive arrangement of 75 parking spaces for the staff of Wellington Hospital, University College Hospital, and the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth has been made. In addition to which, storage areas will also be provided for the Wellington Hospital. 

"MCC has provided food to City Harvest London, who help put fresh surplus food to good use in a sustainable way, redistributing to organisations that feed the hungry," MCC said in an official release.

"We are continuing to work closely with our local community, hospitals and organisations to offer support as best we can during this period," added the custodians of cricket's laws. 

The deadly outbreak has claimed 36,000 lives globally since originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year. 

Europe is among the hardest-hit parts of the world because of the pandemic. In UK alone, 22,000 people have been reported positive of the virus, including PM Boris Johnson, forcing the country to opt for an official lockdown. 


By Kashish Chadha - 31 Mar, 2020

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