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British Govt to give £60k life assurance payout to families of medics and care workers killed in Coronavirus line of duty

Families of medics who tragically lost their own lives to coronavirus after bravely trying to save others will receive a £60,000 life assurance payout, British government announced.

Matt Hancock, the Health and Social Care Secretary made the announcement as he fronted the daily Downing Street press conference to reveal that 82 NHS workers and 16 social care staff had died so far.

Hancock said: ‘I feel a deep personal sense of duty that we must care for their loved ones.

‘Today, I am able to announce that the Government is setting up a life assurance scheme for NHS and social care frontline colleagues.

‘Families of staff who die from coronavirus in the course of their essential frontline work will receive a £60,000 payment.

‘Of course, nothing replaces the loss of a loved one but we want to do everything we can to support families who are dealing with this grief.’

The Health and Social Care Secretary made the announcement as he fronted the daily Downing Street press conference to reveal 82 NHS workers and 16 social care staff had died so far.

The move comes the day before the nation is expected to fall silent in tribute to key workers who have died in the pandemic.

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