March 17, 2020 / 2:50 PM / 5 months ago

UK's health service to cancel all routine surgery over coronavirus: The Times

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s National Health Service has announced plans to cancel all routine surgery for three months and to send home as many patients as possible to free up staff and beds to deal with the spread of the coronavirus, according to a reporter on The Times.

Non-urgent operations will be cancelled from April 15, the reporter said.

Reporting by Andrew MacAskill, editing by Estelle Shirbon

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