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
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.