LONDON

London’s Metropolitan Police have asked retired officers to return to work to help handle the coronavirus crisis, which may reach unprecedented levels in the British capital, the hotbed of the most of the U.K. cases. 

“Demands on us will grow and vary over the coming weeks but I want people to know and see the Met is here for them,” Commissioner Cressida Dick said.

She also asked officers nearing retirement to consider staying on.

The request came after half a million British people volunteered to help the country’s national healthcare and social services.

Dick said: “Police officers overwhelmingly join

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