On the front line in the fight against coronavirus – BBC Newsnight

Newsnight has been following staff at a hospital in Salisbury as they deal with the pressure of treating Covid-19 patients.
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Clinical Director Dr Duncan Murray says Salisbury hospital’s workforce is “severely compromised” as a result of staff needing to self-isolate, adding that testing for NHS workers “can’t come soon enough”

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In This Story: Covid-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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