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Nineteen charities and NGOs have called for the billions currently spent on armed force to be used instead to tackle Covid 19 and related problems.
Rules issued by the Ministry of Defence today ban all armed forces personnel from mentioning "defence" issues on social media without approval.
People from around the UK have joined calls to divert military spending to tackling problems caused by coronavirus.
A day of online action has begun as people take to social media to insist that military budgets must be diverted to tackling Covid 19 and related threats.
The UK government has paused an integrated review of defence policy to focus on tackling the coronavirus pandemic.
Calls are growing for military budgets to be diverted to tackling coronavirus, with a Day of Online Action planned for Friday 17th April.
Three former commanders of nuclear armed vessels in the Royal Navy have questioned the multi-billion pound cost of nuclear submarines during the coronavirus pandemic.
Peace Pledge Union members have joined their voices with millions of people around the world calling for an end to arms sales and military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.
Boris Johnson is facing calls to reallocate "defence" budgets towards the NHS, social care and community support for people affected coronavirus and isolation.
The Peace Pledge Union has said that the potential help of military personnel with tasks such as food deliveries should mark the beginning of diverting military resources to civilian use.