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News ID: 46178
Publish Date: 10:27 - 21 May 2020
Tehran May, 21_After months of grandstanding over the coronavirus pandemic, the UK military has finally been forced to officially wind down its campaign.

UK military finally winds down coronavirus campaignAccording to Sky News, the armed forces are set to “dramatically reduce” the number of personnel in their “COVID Support Force” (CSF).

Originally, as part of Operation Rescript, the military had mobilized 20,000 personnel to help the government and the National Health Service (NHS) to manage the coronavirus crisis.

Operation Rescript had planned for the most extreme scenarios, with contingencies in place to deploy troops in central London to restore law and order.

Sky News is reporting that only 4,000 of these personnel were used in an operational capacity, mostly in the form of supplying personal protection equipment to frontline NHS staff.

Critical observers had accused the military – and especially the army- of using the crisis to engage in a propaganda exercise.

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