Euronews 27 May 2020

Could Britain run out of essential workers?


As the government is accused of hypocrisy over key workers, there are concerns about the availability of workers in a post-Brexit Britain.

Hospitals in Peru are running out of oxygen used to treat patients with the coronavirus.
The president has issued an emergency decree ordering factories to increase production.
Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby has more.
As COVID-19 cases in the United States continue to spike, health officials are warning they are running out of time to get the outbreak under control.
With few federal guidelines, states have been left to make their own rules for reopening.
But in many places that reopened early, cases continue to shoot.
Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher examines what it may mean for the US if it cannot get the pandemic under control.
The United Nations' sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, has run out of funds and must scale back its maternity services in Yemen. The coronavirus pandemic has made an already precarious situation even worse in the war-torn country, and the UNFPA projects 48,000 excess deaths if remaining maternity wards close. Haley Ott reports.
COVID-19 has killed more than 15,000 in Brazil and reported infections have surpassed those in Italy and Spain. Experts say that with a lack of testing, these numbers could be much higher.
But, President Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly downplayed the risks of the disease and pushed to reopen the economy.
Many people, including healthcare workers, feel they are being left on their own to battle the pandemic.

Al Jazeera's Priyanka Gupta reports.

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