March 19, 2020 / 7:41 AM / 13 days ago

Up to 20,000 UK military personnel to go on standby for coronavirus

LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) - Up to 20,000 British military service personnel will be put on standby to help tackle the coronavirus outbreak, the defence ministry said on Thursday.

The number represented a doubling of service personnel who are on standby. (Writing by William Schomberg; editing by Michael Holden)

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