Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher donate cargo of PPE to health-care workers in UK

May 3, 2020 by JNS
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British Jewish comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife, Australian actress Isla Fisher, helped donate a cargo of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that was airlifted to healthcare workers in the United Kingdom last week.

Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron-Cohen Pic: AAP

The couple partnered with Salesforce, DMGT and Mail newspapers to send by plane 100,000 masks and 50,000 coveralls to the United Kingdom through a charity called Mail Force.

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff shared on Twitter photos of the cargo arriving at London’s Heathrow Airport and Cohen replied to Benioff’s Twitter post saying, “Isla and I are so happy to have such persistent and generous partners in getting this done. Businesses please follow and get PPE in through #ProjectHope in US or #MailForce in UK.”

The PPE was flown in from China. More equipment is expected to arrive in the coming days, reported the country’s Metro.

Britain has been suffering from a shortage of PPE for frontline health-care workers.

A BBC investigation published on Tuesday revealed that the government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson “failed to buy the necessary protective equipment needed to cope with a pandemic,” and that “there were no gowns, visors, swabs or body bags in the government’s pandemic stockpile when COVID-19 reached the U.K.”

As of Friday afternoon, there were 177,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United Kingdom with 27, 510 deaths.

JNS

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