‘Time to act is now’: Rosena Allin-Khan questions PM on delayed Covid-19 response

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Tooting MP, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, has urged the government to ‘scale up its response’ amid the coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday. Speaking in parliament, she asked the prime minister: ‘Where is the testing for medics? Why are we waiting so long for mass testing? Why are social distancing measures merely just suggestions?’

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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