Coronavirus: New British-made ventilators to arrive in hospitals next week

Coronavirus: New British-made ventilators to arrive in hospitals next week

3/31/2020 8:01:00 PM

Coronavirus: New British-made ventilators to arrive in hospitals next week

The first batch of British-made ventilators to treat coronavirus patients will be rolled out to the NHS next week, Michael Gove has said.

infections could be"green shoots"."It is really important not to read too much because it is really early days," he cautioned at the daily Downing Street briefing.Why doesn't the UK have enough ventilators?"We are not out of the woods, we are very much in the woods.

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"So green shoots but only green shoots and we must not be complacent and we must not take our foot off the pedal."Coronavirus UK tracker: How many cases are in your area – updated dailySome 10,767 people are currently in hospital with coronavirus in England, with 3,915 of those in London and 1,918 in the Midlands, where hospital admissions are accelerating.

Prof Powis said the overall signs were that the"Great British public" were heeding social distancing advice and reducing contact.Image:Prof Powis praised the public for heeding the lockdownEngland's deputy chief medical officer also apologised at the briefing for saying the government had sorted a problem repeatedly raised by medics about a lack of Personal Protective Equipment [PPE], such as masks and gloves.

Dr Jenny Harries said:"I have to admit, I stood here about 10 days ago and said - very probably optimistically in the past - 'we've solved the PPE position'."So my apologies because 48 hours later our distribution issue had popped back in again.

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Fantastic British ingenuity.

Coronavirus LIVE: New ventilators will reach NHS next week'People's sacrifices are worth it, they are making a difference.' Michael Gove says there are some signs we may be able to flatten spread of coronavirus, but now is not the time to relax social distancing rules Get the latest on coronavirus here: Stood there lying about WHO advise saying we are doing what WHO advised. This government isn't doing a single thing that the WHO have advised. STOP LYING. Your killing people just so you can keep economy running. Its whats known as Crimes Againt Humanity. Green shoots? Are you for real mate?

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