The British government has accepted there’s a shortage of protective clothing for frontline health workers. Unions and professional bodies have warned that NHS staff may refuse to work if there is not enough protective equipment to ensure their safety. A large consignment of protective equipment including 400,000 gowns is due to arrive from Turkey on Sunday.
Meanwhile there’s more evidence of the problems care homes are facing — with care organisations warning that far more residents may be dying than previously thought.
Kate Silverton presents BBC News reports from Health Correspondent Dominic Hughes and Social Affairs Correspondent Alison Holt.