UK coronavirus live: face masks become compulsory in England’s shops and takeaways

Posted by on July 24, 2020 4:31 am
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Police will have power to enforce the rules, which come into effect today

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Longstanding under-investment in the NHS will hamper its ability to tackle the backlog of tests and required treatments that built up during the Covid-19 pandemic, research shows.

A new 31-country study found patients in the UK will face long waits for care and the rationing of treatment because the health service has so few staff and beds.

Related: Lack of beds and staff will hamper NHS in clearing backlog, says study

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