Britain sent in the army to deliver protective equipment to hospitals on Monday and told people to stay at home and heed warnings over social distancing or the government would bring in more extreme measures to stop the coronavirus spread.
Deaths from the virus in Britain jumped 54 to 335 on Monday as the government said the military would help ship millions of items of personal protective equipment (PPE) including masks to healthcare workers who have complained of shortages.
To date, 281 Britons have died from coronavirus and, in the previous few days, British authorities have quickly stepped up motion to attempt to restrict the unfold of the illness and forestall a repeat of the dying toll seen in different nations the place 1000's have died.
They said that supply of protective equipment was rising.
His comments are a response to a letter from nearly 4,000 NHS workers who called on prime minister Boris Johnson to resolve an "unacceptable" shortage of masks, safety glasses, gloves, aprons and protective suits.
Health secretary Matt Hancock has promised that the government was taking the issue "very seriously". He stated the army would drive vehicles all through the day and evening to get provides to medical workers.
"It seems very clear that there is a correlation between where Italy was a couple of weeks ago and where the United Kingdom is at the moment, in terms of number of cases and number of deaths", said Nadim Baba of Al Jazeera, reporting from the Central London. Some doctors and nurses have to report to work on things they have had to buy at hardware stores, including in some cases in garbage containers. "Today they are getting millions more PPE kits as part of that promise", Hancock said.
Britain has introduced in a collection of measures to attempt to curb the unfold of the virus. Johnson He advised the British to work from home if possible and ordered the closing of pubs, gyms and entertainment centers.
We have experienced the busiest visitor's day in living memory.
However recommendation to stay at home and keep away from social gatherings went unheeded by hundreds of thousands on the weekend who took benefit of sunny climate to flocked to parks and magnificence spots over the weekend, ignoring directions to stay 2 meters (6 toes) aside.
Emyr Williams, chief govt of the Snowdonia Nationwide Park Authority in Wales, stated the previous 24 hours had been unprecedented. "The area has been overwhelmed with visitors", he said.
The federal government warned that Britain would face a shutdown with curfews and journey restrictions if people continued to flout the recommendation.
Some corporations have already acted due to slowing demand, with clothes retailer Primark and division retailer John Lewis saying on Monday they'd briefly shut all of their outlets.
It occurs when the United Kingdom opened the first part of a £ 330 billion ($ 384 billion) business loan guarantee scheme that will help small and medium-sized businesses borrow up to £ 5 million ($ 5.8 million) to deal with coronavirus stoppages.