Britain brings in army to get protective kit to health workers

UK calls in army, warns people to stay home or face lockdown

UK calls in army and warns people to stay home or face lockdown

"That's the travesty of this situation - that the Government needs to protect frontline health workers and in return they will give 100%".

The letter also says that nurses must get coronavirus testing, so that staff with possible symptoms of Covid-19 know whether they are infected or not.

But advice to stay at home and avoid social gatherings went unheeded by millions at the weekend who took advantage of sunny weather to flocked to parks and beauty spots over the weekend, ignoring instructions to stay 2 metres (6 feet) apart.Emyr Williams, chief executive of the Snowdonia National Park Authority in Wales, said the past 24 hours had been unprecedented."We have experienced the busiest visitor day in living memory". Global Positioning System tell us that they feel absolutely abandoned.

The PPE includes items such as masks, safety glasses, gloves, aprons and protective suits.

Britain introduced in the military Monday to help ship supplies of protecting equipment to healthcare staff after doctors stated they felt like "cannon fodder" and pleaded with the government to offer the right kit.

We spoke to Dr Jenny Vaughan, a leading member of the Doctors' Association, who have written to the government to demand better personal protective equipment for medical staff.

"We want to see action immediately", the letter in The Sunday Times said, adding that it was very upsetting to hear healthcare professionals say they felt like "cannon fodder".

The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons has reported that some of the most seriously ill United Kingdom patients include healthy ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialists who ended up on life support after being infected by normal contact with patients.

"I am determined to ensure that the right kit gets to the right hospital, the right ambulance service, the right doctors' surgery, right across the country".

The coronavirus outbreak has put the national PPE supply chain under significant pressure, as well as facing challenges due to manufacturing slowdown globally, particularly in China, but the NHS was confident enough PPE was available, it just needed distributed faster - with the Army called upon from now to help support these deliveries. This is incredibly important to protect our NHS staff and social care staff who need the masks as well. "Of course we will enforce and bring in further strong measures if we need to", Hancock told Sky News.

"There is a huge logistical operation on because of the nature and the scale of the NHS and the sheer quantity of masks that are rightly being used".

The area has been overwhelmed with visitors", he said.The government warned that Britain would face a shutdown with curfews and travel restrictions if people continued to flout the advice."Well, we're perfectly prepared to do that if we need to because the objective here is really clear which is to stop the spread of the virus.

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