How will the NHS cope with Coronavirus in the UK? Are there enough beds?
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An outbreak of coronavirus in the UK is highly likely and the government is preparing for a worst-case scenario which could mean calling on retired health workers, and even the military, to help fight the spread of the virus. One of the possible ways in which they could seek to tackle the infection is by asking GPs to consult by videolink to avoid contact with patients. One of the UK's most senior health officials, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Jenny Harries, has explained the how the government will look to delay the Covid-19 outbreak in hope of relieving the pressure it will put on the NHS. She spoke with Andy Bell to explain the best ways individuals can help by protecting themselves in their day to day routines. How did we get here? Explaining the news is a podcast from 5 News. Join Andy Bell as he explains the world's biggest news stories through interviews with politicians, experts and analysts.
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