Coronavirus: UK government says 1 in 5 workers could be off –BBC News

The UK government has unveiled detailed plans for what measures it would take in the event of a widespread outbreak of Coronavirus. It considers a scenario in which schools are closed, retired doctors are asked to return to work in the NHS and the armed forces are called in to help. Ministers say it’s likely the UK will be ‘significantly affected’ in the coming weeks.

As part of News at Ten’s coverage of coronavirus The BBC’s Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg reports on the UK government’s plans for dealing with the crisis; Health editor Hugh Pym looks at how the NHS could cope and Medical Correspondent Fergus Walsh considers how this outbreak compares to other major diseases.

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