Two NHS medics stuck in South Africa are appealing for help getting back to the UK so they can join the NHS battle against coronavirus. Catriona Walker, from Manchester, and Holly Watts, from Nottingham, were enjoying an extended break in the country, having travelled out in mid-January, but are desperately trying to get home so they can join the frontline effort battling Covid-19. Ms Walker, 31, said: ’We both feel like we need to start working, we feel bad that we’re not there working through the pandemic. ‘We’re trying to get back as soon as possible. With their original flight home scheduled for April 14, they organised an earlier flight once it became clear that South Africa was heading for a lockdown. When that flight was cancelled, they booked a flight for the end of the initial lockdown period – only to find that too was scrapped. NHS medics Catriona Walker (left) and Holly Watts (right) are appealing for help to get out of South Africa back to the UK to assist in the frontline effort battling the coronavirus Britain recorded another 980 deaths linked to the coronavirus in the past 24 hours This meant they each spent around £1,200 on… Read full this story
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