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Lack of testing means NHS staff are infecting patients

NHS staff who have contracted coronavirus but remain at work because they show no symptoms are probably infecting patients, a public health official admitted yesterday.

Doctors said they were worried about becoming “part of the problem” owing to a lack of testing and a shortage of protective equipment, particularly outside hospitals. Masks, gloves and visors can help stop people infecting others and stop them becoming infected.

The British Medical Association said that staff testing was urgently needed so that doctors and nurses knew if it was safe for them to see patients.

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Source: The Times, 27 March 2020


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