By PA Media
Last Updated: 01/04/20 2:34pm
Sadiq Khan has asked London’s Premier League and Championship clubs for their help during the coronavirus pandemic
The Mayor of London has written to Premier League and Championship clubs in the capital requesting their assistance in the fight against coronavirus.
Top tier and EFL football has been suspended since March 19 in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.
London has been badly hit by the pandemic and City Hall, working alongside NHS colleagues, believes football clubs can help with providing access to facilities, accommodation and clinically trained personnel.
Many are already working in the community and Sadiq Khan has written to nine clubs across the top two divisions in the capital to ask to support the NHS during these “unprecedented times”.
“London is currently at the forefront of the UK’s response to slow the spread of coronavirus, and the Greater London Authority (GLA) is working hard to help support the NHS in London,” the Mayor of London wrote to clubs.
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“Whilst the NHS is currently doing a fantastic job in responding to the crisis, NHS staff are already feeling the additional strain and that is why we need to give them the time, space and support they need to save the lives of Londoners.
“I am clear that I will do everything I can to support the capital during the coronavirus crisis and that means giving the NHS the vital resources it needs to treat those in need. This is where I hope football clubs across London…