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A doctor at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital is urging people to stay at home this weekend, warning that there could be severe consequences if people choose to ignore isolation rules.
Dr David Kirby says it's the general public who have the power to fix this pandemic:
It's feared that sunny weather could tempt people to go out into public spaces.
Dr Kirby says if you want to go outside, you can exercise in groups of no more than two people and only with those that are already in your household. He also advises to spend time in your garden rather than risking going to a public place.
The Luton and Dunstable has already undergone drastic changes to cope with the influx of Covid-19 patients. The hospital has developed a much bigger intensive care unit which can now ventilate 40 patients, whereas previously they could only ventilate 7.
In figures released by NHS England, it was revealed that the hospital has currently had 25 deaths from the virus, the fifth highest in the region.
Dr Kirby warns that if people do not stay at home this weekend, it could have a dramatic impact on the number of people having to go into intensive care:
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