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Ambulancerne holder i kø – hospitalerne er i knæ

Med flere end 50.000 dagligt coronasmittede er der en overhængende risiko for, at de britiske hospitaler bryder sammen om 21 dage, advarer myndighederne. Situationen er allerede dybt alvorlig.

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Ambulancer holder i kø foran Royal London Hospital. Akutte patienter har oplevet, at de bliver behandlet i ambulancerne. Nogle venter i op til fem timer, inden der er en sengeplads klar. Foto: Reuters/Hannah McKay A paramedic is seen by a line of ambulances outside the Royal London Hospital in east London on January 3, 2021. - The British prime minister said on January 3 he was "reconciled" to the prospect of tougher restrictions to combat spiralling coronavirus cases. Health Services are under increasing pressure after record levels of daily lab-confirmed cases of Covid-19 has led to more patients being treated in hospital in England than during the initial peak of the outbreak in April. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) Medics help a patient out of an ambulance at the Royal London Hospital, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain, January 5, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Endnu engang er Storbritannien lukket ned. Londons gader er igen meget stille. Foto: Tolga Akmen/AFP Mandag begyndte udrulningen af AstraZeneca/Oxford-vaccinen. Briterne håber, at den - kombineret med den hårde nedlukning - kan forhindre et sammebrud i sundhedsvæsenet. Foto: Geoff Caddick/AFP

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