As the coronavirus outbreak in the UK continues to worsen, fears have arisen over the safety of frontline workers.
The Government has been widely criticised for not providing enough or appropriate personal protective equipment for those helping to fight against the pandemic.
Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, today announced at the daily briefing that
He told the nation: “One issue about which I know there is a lot of concern is the provision of personal protective equipment.
“We simply cannot and should not ask people to be on the frontline without the right protective equipment.
“We have a clear plan to ensure that those serving this country at this time have the right.
“We’ve established the National Supply Distribution Response team, and they’re supported now by members of the armed forces and other emergency services.”
At the time of writing, over 127,000 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the UK.
Of this number, 19,522 were confirmed positive and over 1,200 patients have died.
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Published at Sun, 29 Mar 2020 15:28:00 +0000