Pressure to provide equipment grows after two UK doctors die

Pressure is intensifying on ministers to accelerate the supply of protective equipment, according to the Guardian, following the deaths of the first British doctors from Covid-19.

Two surgeons are confirmed to have died, in what the NHS medical director described as “a stark reminder to the whole country that we all must take this crisis seriously”.

Amged El-Hawrani, a 55-year-old ear, nose and throat consultant, died on Saturday at Leicester Royal Infirmary, while Adil El Tayar, 63, an organ transplant specialist, died on Wednesday at West Middlesex University Hospital in London, it emerged. Both had contracted Covid-19.

Full story in The Guardian, 29 March 2020