Coronavirus: “lives at risk” due to lack of protective clothing for health workers – BBC News

Leading health organisations — including the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine — have repeated their warning that a lack of protective clothing is putting lives at risk. They have called for a clear strategy from the government to ensure a sustained supply.

An RAF aircraft has flown to Turkey to collect a shipment of 400,000 clinical gowns although it’s still not clear when they will arrive in the UK.

Public Health England has admitted the lack of PPE is a concern.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting from Health Editor Hugh Pym.

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In This Story: Turkey

Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country located mainly on the Anatolian Peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeastern Europe.

Istanbul, which straddles Europe and Asia, is the country’s largest city, while Ankara is the capital. The majority of the population identifies as Turkish, around 20% identify as Kurdish.

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