Coronavirus: 19 NHS workers have died in UK with COVID-19

Derrick Santistevan

Nineteen health workers have died in the UK after contracting coronavirus, the health secretary has actually exposed.

Talking To Sky News, Matt Hancock stated it was a “heartbreaking story” and it impacts everybody in the NHS to see their colleagues pass away.

Mr Hancock stated he was not familiar with any link in between absence of PPE and the deaths, however did state that a full examination would be done, to see to what level those health workers contracted coronavirus on the cutting edge.

He stated: “My heart goes out to their families… the fact that such a high proportion are from people that moved to this country to work for the NHS is really heart-rending… to see people who have literally given their lives for the NHS who were moved here to give that service and I think we should pay tribute to them.”

Speaking about individual protective equipment, the health secretary stated that although he will not criticise people for using more than essential, health workers need to utilize it “appropriately”, stating it is a valuable resource and is a logistical effort to get it to the millions working in health and social care.

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