“I work in a houshold where my wife was working at a school and my student children have come home so, it’s highly likely that I would get COVID 19”; the conversation begins with a discussion about the fact our Editor in Chief Monty Mythen has had some of the symptoms over the last few days. “For us as healthcare workers what we need to do is filter out the true head colds from the COVID 19s”; the symptoms could be caused by a number of factors but until a clear test result is available he is taking precautions.

It underlines the need for practitioners to adhere to distancing guidelines as the conversation moves to an update on the UK’s measures to tackle the pandemic and how the global fight continues.

The “Nightingale Hospital” is covered in more detail here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-uk-lockdown-latest-news-non-essential-shops-close/

Presented by Desiree Chappell with Monty Mythen.

How is the fight against COVID 19 going where you are? We are very grateful to everyone who has emailed us since the crisis began. If you would like to reach out to TopMedTalk email contact@topedtalk.com

The clip of Professor Hugh Montgomery was taken from Coronavirus: How to Isolate Yourself, Channel 4. Find the full programme here: https://www.channel4.com/programmes/coronavirus-how-to-isolate-yourself

The UK Prime Minister’s statement is available in full here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF5gpoj1lwg

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