Glam coronavirus medic slams trolls who mocked her for wearing make-up

A glamorous NHS paramedic has let rip at the trolls who mocked her for wearing make-up on the job.

Laura Heath, 24, shared a snap of herself in her uniform writing that she was "proud to be a paramedic".

It comes as the heroic NHS fights the coronavirus outbreak, which has killed 1,028 in the UK since its outbreak.

But Ms Heath was met with a wave of snide remarks by people who lashed out at her for wearing make-up.

One low-life wrote: "Wtf really (look at me I'm gorgeous an I work for the NHS) selfies for a few likes while people are dying smh."

"Another said: "Pride is a sin and so is VANITY."

While another said: "Seriously? I think that you've probably got better things to do than trout pout."

But Ms Heath hit back, telling site Tyla: "The unkind comments were mainly focused on my appearance and the fact I wear makeup. I was told I am the reason the death toll is rising (in reference to the coronavirus pandemic).

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"(People said) that I'm a glorified first aider and it's ok for paramedics during this pandemic as we get to go home after dropping a patient off."

She added: "The replies made me feel hurt and upset that people really think that shallow of me and judge my whole persona on one photograph.

"I've only been qualified for six months and I never thought I would me facing something of this magnitude.

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"When I took this photo I was feeling really low – as I struggle with mental health."

But she was also met by support, with one writing: "Go girl. Proud to be in the NHS.

"Proud to be part of the Ambulance Service. Ignore the haters. Do what you do. We're behind you."

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Boris Johnson thanks more than 405,000 NHS volunteers fighting coronavirus

Boris Johnson has thanked the more than 405,000 volunteers who have stepped up so far to help the NHS during the coronavirus crisis.

On Tuesday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock asked for 250,000 volunteers to shore up the service at this time of need.

Speaking from Downing Street, the Prime Minister said the volunteers "will be absolutely crucial in the fight against this virus.

"That is already, in one day, as many volunteers as the population of Coventry.

"And so to all of you, and to all the former NHS staff who are coming back now into the service, I say thank you on behalf of the entire country."

In reply to a question about levels of testing in the UK for the virus, the PM denied that the country was behind its European neighbours, and said some 90,000 people had been tested.

The UK's chief medical officer Professor Chris Whitty said there was a "global bottleneck" on buying more testing kits, and said the government's aim would be to buy tests that would allow NHS staff to go back to work if they test negative for coronavirus.

It comes after Prince Charles tested positive for coronavirus earlier today as he and Camilla were treated by the NHS.

This afternoon, it was announced that a senior British diplomat had died from the coronavirus.

Steven Dick, 37, had been the Deputy Head at the British Embassy in Budapest, Hungary, since last year.

He died on Tuesday, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office announced.

There are hopes for new forms of coronavirus testing as the government announced finger-prick tests could be available from Boots and Amazon in days.

The home test kits are set to be rolled out online and in essential shops.

This replaces the current form of testing, which is just using nasal swabs.

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