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Coronavirus is the biggest challenge the UK has faced in decades –and we are not alone. All over the world we are seeing the devastating impact of this disease
We are following a step by step action plan to protect life and protect our NHS –we have a plan, based on the expertise of world-leading scientists, and we have bought valuable time for our NHS to prepare.
That’s why the Government has put in place strict social distancing –to slow the spread of the virus so the NHS would not be overwhelmed, and lives could be saved. And thanks to the hard work and sacrifice of the British people, and despite a tragic loss of life, the UK slowed the spread of coronavirus. Our health system was not overwhelmed –with spare beds, ventilators and hospitality capacity at all times. But we must begin to recover and eventually restore our way of life. The Government’s objective is to return to our way of life as soon as possible –focusing on not just saving lives, but also livelihoods. However, it is absolutely vital that as we do so, we avoid the risk of a second peak that overwhelms the NHS. And importantly doesn’t waste the huge sacrifices the British people have made in lockdown to get the virus under control.
We will get through this if we look out for each other and commit wholeheartedly to a full national effort.