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THE death toll in the UK has risen to 240, including the youngest British casualty- a 41-year-old man
The UK and the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned again that young people aren’t immune from coronavirus.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also warned people against visiting their families to celebrate Mother’s Day.
Many pubs and shops closed over the weekend for the first time to help with social distancing.
Retail giants John Lewis and New Look announced that their doors will not be opening for now.
Nearly 4,000 NHS workers pleaded with the Prime Minister to supply more protective clothing in an open letter to the Sunday Times.
The medics urged Boris Johnson to take “immediate” action to ensure they all have protective masks, glasses, gloves, aprons and suits.
“We are 3,963 frontline NHS staff who are pleading with the prime minister to intervene to ensure we have adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) when facing the Covid-19 pandemic,” wrote the NHS staff in their letter.
“Intensive care doctors and anaesthetists have told us they have been carrying out the highest-risk procedure, putting a patient on a ventilator, with masks that expired in 2015.”
They warned pediatricians said their stock of protective glasses and masks will run out in 48 hours.