PMMB COVID-19 Bulletin: United Kingdom (22nd April 2020)

Authors

  • Loh Teng-Hern Tan
  • Vengadesh Letchumanan
  • Hooi-Leng Ser
  • Jodi Woan-Fei Law
  • Nurul-Syakima Ab Mutalib
  • Learn-Han Lee

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36877/pmmb.a0000078

Abstract

COVID-19 has greatly impacted the world and posed an enormous public health threat. The United Kingdom is hit harder by the COVID-19 crisis than any other European countries, besides Italy, Spain and France. The UK government has come under heavy criticism for its response to COVID-19, with lack of preparedness, shortages of personal protective equipment and COVID-19 testing. Despite the lockdown is in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, UK death toll continues to surge. As of 21st April 2020, more than 120,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 16,000 deaths had been recorded in UK.

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Published

2020-04-26

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Editorial