Coronavirus warning: people dying of strokes and heart attacks as they avoid hospitals – BBC News

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Doctors are warning that people are dying of heart attacks and strokes because they are so frightened about catching coronavirus that they are avoiding going to hospital when they should.

There’s also concern about the rising numbers of victims of domestic violence and people who have attempted suicide.

Meanwhile the government has announced new guidelines on protective clothing for medical workers allowing some items to be washed and reused. It follows repeated warnings that staff don’t have enough masks, gowns and other clothing to protect them from the virus..

The BBC Health Editor Hugh Pym and camerawoman Harriet Bradshaw have been inside Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge to see how they are coping with the virus.

Sophie Raworth presents their report on BBC News at Ten.

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