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RAF plane with PPE arrives in the UK from Turkey

by LLB Reporter
22nd Apr 20 10:13 am

An RAF Airbus A400-M left Istanbul, Turkey and arrived at RAF Brize Norton around 3:30am on Wednesday morning, carrying PPE for the NHS.

It is not known if the vital consignment of personal protective equipment (PPE) has the urgently needed 400,000 surgical gowns.

There are two other RAF planes on Standby at the airbase to pick up further PPE and other items from Turkey.

The government has constantly been under fire as supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) has almost run out in some hospitals.

Doctors have warned on Monday that they could refuse to treat coronavirus patients to protect their own lives as hospitals are set to run out of PPE today.

The NHS Confederation, the British Medical Association (BMA) and Royal Colleges are all backing their staff over the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE).

A scientist has claimed that UK has “clearly passed the peak” as hospital coronavirus deaths has fallen during the “first wave” of the pandemic.

Oxford University’s Professor James Naismith, director of the Rosalind Franklin Institute research centre as the UK recorded 449 deaths on Monday.

Professor Naismith said, “Although we have clearly passed the peak of the announced hospital deaths in this first wave, 449 deaths can never be thought of as any other than very sad news.

“The UK has been one of the hardest hit countries in this first wave and we still have to add in deaths from care homes and wider community.

Another leading Oxford expert claims that coronavirus peaked a week before the government placed the UK into lockdown.

Professor Carl Heneghan, of evidence-based medicine at Oxford University, says that data shows coronavirus infection rates halved after Boris Johnson told people to wash their hands.

Professor Heneghan said the government have “lost sight” of the scientific evidence and placed the UK into a lockdown on 23 March.

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