Coronavirus nurses channel their inner Mrs Hinch to disinfect hospital wards in crisis – The Sun

HERO nurses are channelling their inner Mrs Hinch to clean hospital wards in the fight against coronavirus.

The team at Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust posed up in their rubber gloves and aprons as they disinfected their department.

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Despite the hero nurses working around the clock in a bid to curb the spread of the disease, they still managed to raise a smile in the heartwarming Instagram snap.

The Trust wrote: "Our fantastic MAU [Medical Assessment Unit] Team have been #hinching and giving the department a spring clean.

"Inspired by @mrshinchhome, their saying is 'A bleach and a spray keeps the germs at bay'!"

Mrs Hinch – real name Sophie Hinchcliffe – shared the photo with her 3.2million followers as she praised their inspiring efforts.

The Essex-based cleaning influencer wrote: "REAL life superwomen. Thank you."

Nurses aren't the only ones doing their bit to make sure the public follows health advice to tackle the virus.

US singer Nicole Scherzinger posed up in a black latex bodysuit as she urged her millions of fans to wash their hands.

Nicole, who has postponed The Pussycat Dolls reunion tour amid the pandemic, said: "Practising social distancing and trying not to touch my face."

She also posted a video of her washing her hands to her new song React.

It comes as the death toll in the UK yesterday rose to 104 with 2,626 people diagnosed with the bug.

NHS frontline workers will now be given priority for Covid-19 tests, which will be ramped up to 25,000 a day.

Boris Johnson told MPs the testing will increase five-fold as Britain continues to be gripped by the virus.

Those with mild coronavirus symptoms – a dry cough, temperature and fatigue – are now expected to self-isolate at home and not call the NHS, unless their symptoms worsen.

But the government wants to have an antibodies test which can detect whether someone has already had the illness – and is therefore likely to be immune – through a blood sample.


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At the moment, no country has this test – but Mr Johnson revealed the UK is a step closer.

There are fears the NHS could buckle under the strain of tackling coronavirus – especially if staff are forced to self-isolate.

As a result, NHS England is suspending non-urgent elective surgery in a bid to free up beds for coronavirus patients.

Operations are expected to be suspended from April 15 for at least three months, NHS executive Sir Simon Stevens previously said.

He added: “In readiness for the likely influx of more coronavirus patients, we are going to be taking concerted action across the NHS… up to a third of the general and acute beds – perhaps 30,000 of those general and acute beds – for coronavirus patients.”

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