Coronavirus: PPE supplies 'stable but fragile'

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(Source: BBC News)

PPE stocks for nurses and doctors are "stable but fragile", according to the Welsh Government.

There is "enough for the next three months", the deputy minister in charge of PPE supplies said, but warned against taking "our eye off the ball". With about 90% of Wales' PPE supplies coming from abroad, Lee Waters hopes to encourage more domestic production.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said there was "still some work to be done" ahead of a potential second wave.

"I think the biggest thing out of this is the learning what we need to do so that next time, when there is a peak, we can switch it on very, very quickly," said Nicky Hughes, associate director of nursing at RCN Wales.

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