Nurseries face shutdown in tough measures under NHS’ ‘most dangerous’ crisis

In a new set of rules proposed it could see nurseries closed down and face masks made compulsory as the UK continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Following more than 80,000 deaths recorded to be from Covid-19 and more than 3million cases, health experts have called for stricter lockdown rules.

In Britain, folks have been told to stay home unless they need to leave the house. All non-essential shops are closed, as are all entertainment centres and families are banned from mixing between different households.

Schools have been closed until February, however, nurseries have remained open but scientists because there should be a "total clampdown" and they should be closed.

Independent Sage member Anthony Costello, a professor of global health at UCL and a former WHO director, told The Mirror: "We are in a national crisis with a pandemic out of control.

"We should have no nurseries open, no synagogues, no churches, no mosques. We should have compulsory masks, two-metre distancing."

He went on: "We have to take this really seriously – that's what Asian states did.

"The longer we allow it to go on transmitting, the quicker we are going to get a resistant virus to a vaccine, then we are in real doo-doo."

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It comes after doctors fighting coronavirus in packed London hospitals have been reportedly forced to "choose who gets critical care".

According to reports, medics in the busy capital are swamped and there is now a shortage of beds.

There are fears that the NHS is reaching a point where it "won't be able to cope" with the ongoing pandemic.

It's reported that doctors are "triaging" patients who are in need of critical care while batting the deadly virus as its claimed doctors are aiming to help more younger patients in the queue ahead of the elderly folk who are tragically more likely to die from it.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Dr Katharina Hauck, from the faculty of medicine at Imperial College London, told the publication how hospitals are "overwhelmed" in the city.

Dr Hauck said: "Hospitals in London are overwhelmed, which is a dangerous situation for all patients requiring urgent care…

"Sadly, some hospitals are now forced to follow … emergency triage of all patients requiring critical care.

"Applying this guidance effectively means that patients under the age of 65 who are not frail will be prioritised over elderly and frailer patients for critical care."

Dr Hauck continued: "Frail patients would be cared for in general wards with less intensive care."

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