Covid-19 UK: NHS trusts declare 'critical incidents' as Gov stands by 'Plan B'

by 24britishtvJan. 7, 2022, 5 p.m. 16
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A TOTAL of 24 hospital trusts have declared critical incidents as pressure mounts on Boris Johnson to slash the length of Covid isolation. With the mild Omicron variant spreading, the seven-day isolation period is causing a staff shortage at hospitals - amid demands for it to be cut to five days. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told Sky News this morning: "There are 137 trusts, there are 24 which are critical, it's not entirely unusual for hospitals to go critical over the winter with things like the flu pandemic. "But there are very real pressures which I absolutely recognise." He defended the Government's decision to not go further than Plan B restrictions for England despite the pressure on the NHS. Read more: 24 hospital trusts declare critical incidents piling pressure on Boris to slash Covid isolation https://www.thesun.co.uk/health/17230333/hospitals-declare-critical-incidents-slash-covid-isolation/ The Sun newspaper brings you the latest breaking news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know Read The Sun: http://www.thesun.co.uk Like The Sun on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesun/ Follow The Sun on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSun Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/The_Sun/1633225139 #Covid-19 #Omicron

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