The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has officially written to Premier League and Championship clubs based in the city requesting for their help in fighting the dreaded coronavirus.
London has been one of the worst-hit cities in England and Khan believes that football clubs can use their vast resources in fighting the scourge. He has requested that the clubs help with the provision of accommodation facilities and clinically trained personnel.
"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.
"I do not take such requests lightly and I appreciate that this is a big ask in what is currently a challenging and uncertain time for many of London's football clubs.
"However, I am clear that we all need to unite and do what we can to support the NHS and protect the lives of Londoners in these most challenging of circumstances."
Khan wrote to Arsenal, Chelsea, Crystal Palace and West Ham, along with Championship teams Brentford, Fulham, Charlton, Millwall and QPR.
Already, Tottenham have offered their stadium to be used to support vulnerable individuals.