April 6, 2020 / 12:30 PM / 4 months ago

Britain now has 10,000 ventilators: PM's spokesman

General view outside St Thomas' Hospital in London after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital for tests on Sunday after suffering persistent coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms after testing positive for the virus. London, Britain, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain now has 10,000 ventilators in its healthcare system, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman said on Monday, confirming the number had increased after deliveries from suppliers.

The spokesman also said there were no current plans to ban citizens from exercising outside their homes, and that 16,000 tests for the coronavirus were carried out on Sunday.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, writing by William James; editing by Stephen Addison

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