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celeste

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North West ambulances 'extremely busy'
« on: 08:36:54, 04/11/20 »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-54787106

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) declared a major incident due to the high level of 999 calls on Monday.
It said it was "exceptionally busy" and warned the public to only call if "their condition is life-threatening or potentially life threatening".
NWAS said it was unsure of the reason for the "sudden surge" - particularly in Greater Manchester - but said Covid-19 accounted for about 15% of calls.

Shortly after 21:000 GMT calls had reduced towards normal levels.
NWAS said it received more than 2,200 calls between midday and 20:00 GMT, a 36% increase on the same period last Monday.
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Re: North West ambulances 'extremely busy'
« Reply #1 on: 08:40:26, 04/11/20 »
Some people could use taxis if only one-way to get to a hospital.
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