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Roman Abramovich to Pay for NHS Staff to Sleep in Chelsea’s Millennium Hotel

Roman Abramovich to Pay for NHS Staff to Sleep in Chelsea’s Millennium Hotel

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has shown himself to be one of football’s nice guys this afternoon by offering to pay for NHS staff to stay in London’s plush Millennium Hotel.

With the Covid-19 Cornavirus pandemic yet to reach its peak, the Russian billionaire oligarch has decided to do what he can to help out, and he’s started by putting his hand in his pocket to cover accommodation costs for the next two months at least.

According to the Independent, Abramovich suggested the idea himself, with the Chelsea hotel now a refuge points for doctors and nurses who are working unprecedented hours over the coming days and weeks, with the NHS accepting his proposal to lend a helping hand during the crisis.

An official statement released earlier today by Chelsea FC read: “Chelsea Football Club is joining the medical response to the coronavirus outbreak in London with the news the National Health Service (NHS) has accepted the Club’s offer to make the Millennium Hotel at Stamford Bridge available for NHS staff.

“The initiative came from club owner Roman Abramovich and, after contact with the NHS was made by Chairman Bruce Buck, it was decided the best way Chelsea can assist the NHS is to provide accommodation for NHS staff.

“Mr Abramovich will be covering the costs of providing the accommodation.”

We understand that, financially, this unlikely to be much of a burden on Abramovich and his deep pockets, but he’s certainly doing more to help than most of the other billionaires who live and work in this country, eh?

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