The NHS has declared a ‘Level 4’ emergency in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
This is the highest level in the NHS system.
Earlier today, Boris Johnson’s chief medical and scientific advisers indicated that the ‘reasonable worst case’ number of UK deaths resulting from the outbreak could be over half a million.
A Wirral school also became the latest to close after a confirmed case of ‘COVID-19’ infection – only three miles from the government’s ‘quarantine’ of passengers returning from the Far East, which has been heavily criticised for its laxness.
Neither Boris Johnson nor Health Secretary Matt Hancock has yet given any firm indication of additional funding or resources for the NHS, apart from a scheme to drag vulnerable retired doctors and nurses back into service.
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