NEWS Coronavirus: UK 'should be ashamed' after NHS and key workers unable to purchase supplies amid panic-buying, says NHS medical chief


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Apr 15, 2009
NHS England national medical director Stephen Powis said panic buyers are depriving NHS staff of the supplies they need, adding: "Frankly we should all be ashamed.''

Environment secretary George Eustice issued an appeal to shoppers to stop buying items they do not need, assuring them: “There is no risk of food running out."

Speaking at 10 Downing Street, Mr Eustice revealed that manufacturers have produced 50 per cent more food than usual over the past week, as stores have seen their shelves stripped bare by shoppers fearful of running out due to the coronavirus shutdown.

The cabinet minister appealed for everyone to “be responsible when you shop and think of others”, particularly healthcare workers.

The appeal came after critical care nurse Dawn Bilbrough, from York, filmed a widely-shared video of herself weeping after finding her local supermarket empty of food after coming off a 48-hour shift.

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