But hospitals are keen to stress that they remain open for business and no one should put off accessing treatment they need.
I feel as though I need to state the obvious: there is huge potential for tragedy if this experiment goes wrong.
The US president says Boris Johnson issued a plea for ventilators in a telephone call with him.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says around one in every five people who catch Covid-19 will need hospital care.
The UK government was present at "several" meetings where cross-Europe efforts to buy medical supplies to tackle coronavirus was discussed.
“I have a feeling," the president told Fox News as the coronavirus continues to spread around the country.
Government blames an "internal communication problem" as it scrambles to secure enough life-saving medical equipment to tackle coronavirus.
The UK government orders 10,000 ventilators from Dyson, Spain converts an ice rink into a makeshift morgue, The US Senate approves a historic economic bailout of $2 trillion dollars and in Hanoi, a shop owner has created the “coronaburger”.
521 people are now confirmed to have died in the UK.