Mandatory masks on the wards in fight against Covid - News Summed Up

Mandatory masks on the wards in fight against Covid


The recent surge in Covid cases has exposed disquiet among hospital chiefs over the government’s decision to abolish national guidance on mask-wearingHospitals are reintroducing mandatory masks and social distancing as they deal with the highest number of Covid patients since April. NHS England figures show there were 10,658 patients in hospital with the virus yesterday, up from 3,835 on June 4. SponsoredHealth chiefs have warned it is likely that hospital admissions in the latest wave, driven by the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron sub-variants, will exceed this year’s previous peak of 16,600 patients in April. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 2.3 million people had the coronavirus in the week ending June 24, up 32 per cent from the previous week GETTY IMAGESThere are fears that a high level of staff absence due to the virus could lead to another dangerous collapse in ambulance response times and cause more operations to be cancelled. The recent surge in Covid cases has exposed disquiet among hospital chiefs over the government’s decision to abolish national guidance on


Source: The Times July 05, 2022 00:50 UTC



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