Author - Dan Kamashu

Coronavirus: Doctors face agonising life-death decisions

Coronavirus: Doctors face agonising life-death decisions. GETTY IMAGES Doctors are being told that, as the coronavirus pandemic spreads, they will face "agonising choices" over who gets potentially life-saving treatments. The British Medical Association has issued ethical guidance for those working on the front line. The professional body says there needs to be an urgent public debate about the issue in these "unprecedented times". It warns that despite "heroic efforts" to boost capacity, the NHS may be overwhelmed. The government has ordered thousands of ventilators to help ease [...]

Coronavirus cases in Africa pass 2,400 amid fears for health services

Coronavirus cases in Africa pass 2,400 amid fears for health services. Africa Coronavirus cases in Africa pass 2,400 amid fears for health services WHO says numbers likely to be significantly higher as South Africa imposes lockdown Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage There are now more than 2,400 confirmed cases of Covid-19 across Africa and growing warnings that the pandemic will cause major challenges for the continent’s under-resourced health services. World Health Organization officials have said the statistics are likely to significantly underestimate the true [...]

Cancer patients ‘could die due to surgery delays

Coronavirus: Cancer patients 'could die due to surgery delays'. GETTY IMAGES Gethin Williams said teams "had to take really tough decisions" over cancer surgery Some patients could die as a result of cancer surgery being delayed due to coronavirus, a surgeon has warned. Gethin Williams, a consultant colorectal surgeon at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, said all surgery there had been affected. He said staff were taking difficult decisions every day, as operating theatres became intensive care units. The Welsh Government said it was [...]

Coronavirus: Seven more die, bringing total to 12

Coronavirus cases in Wales: How many people have died? PA MEDIA Coronavirus has reached all areas of Wales Four more people have died in Wales after contracting Covid-19 - taking the total number of deaths to 16, Public Health Wales has said. Dr Giri Shankar announced the deaths on Monday, saying there were also 71 new cases of the virus in Wales, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 418. It came as the Welsh Government wrote to all GPs and vulnerable people [...]

National Trust opens for free to give ‘access to space’

National Trust opens for free to give 'access to space'. GETTY IMAGES / JENNY MILNER PHOTOGRAPHY The National Trust has announced it will open its gardens and parklands for free during the coronavirus outbreak. That's in response to government advice asking people to social distance - avoiding non-essential contact with others and stopping unnecessary travel. The trust say they will be shutting indoor sites, such as houses, cafes and shops, but still want to encourage the public to enjoy open spaces. They want to "keep on providing public [...]