EXHAUSTED medics are pleading with people to stay at home as they work backbreaking shifts on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic.
Medical staff and other key workers have joined the Stay Home Save Lives campaign to urge people to think of others and help to stop the spread of deadly coronavirus.
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Governments across the world have imposed restrictions on socialising as coronavirus snowballed into a terrifying global pandemic.
Today, Number 10 said new social distancing measures for London were on the cards, likely to include forcing pubs, restaurants and cafes to close.
It follows draconian measures in France, Italy and Spain where cops patrol streets and people have to show certification if travelling.
But in places like the US, where several states have imposed school closures and introduced bans on public gatherings people are flouting rules – prompting horrified front line staff to plead with them to stay home.
And on the UK people are still heading out to pubs and restaurants despite government advice to "avoid" them.
Speaking to Bored Panda, emergency physician Leana Wen said: “We are currently facing the biggest public health crisis of our lifetimes.
"But we are not powerless against the virus: there are things we can do."
Leana continued: "If you can, stay home."
And taking to Facebook, one American ER nurse wrote: "It's not about you."
She continued: "It’s about the mother of 3 undergoing chemotherapy on the Cancer Ward that has zero immune system.
"It’s about the 30 week old NICU baby that has already had to fight every single day of its life to stay alive.
"It’s about the favourite uncle that just had a massive stroke and is just barely out of the woods."
The powerful posts concludes: "It’s about protecting them. Not about punishing you."
Another US medic took to Facebook to share her horror at seeing people out and about in her city.
There are currently 222, 643 confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide, with 9,115 deaths.
The country underwent an unprecedented mammoth lockdown after the virus, which originated in the city of Wuhan, began to rapidly spread throughout their population.
At its worst point, China was home to 99 per cent of coronavirus cases globally.
This number has since dropped below 45 per cent and is reducing day-by-day as Chinese authorities consistently report single-digit numbers of infection.
This week, there was just one new domestic case reported on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Measures are slowly being introduced across the UK to halt the spread and make time for the NHS to gather lifesaving resources before the killer flu "peaks".
Scores of Brits across the country are working from home as schools close and people are encouraged to stay away from bars and restaurants.
And in a bizarre turn, television favorites are being filmed without live audiences.
Sport across the UK has been shut down in a bid to stop person-to-person spread as fans pile into packed stadiums.
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