Aimée Goold, from East Retford, Notts, described working at UK’s covid-19 frontline as going “through hell” in an emotional Facebook post.
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The nurse, who works at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, shared a picture of her face covered in red marks and blotches from hours of working in the protective mask.
She also described the long shifts NHS workers are pulling – revealing how she had worked 65 hours over the last 6 days.
Amiee posted thre status to stop people from going out and flouting lockdown rules over the Easter weekend.
She wrote: “When you're tempted to go out this Easter, remember this face.
This is the face full of pressure damage from wearing PPE for almost 13 hours a day.Aimee Goold
“This is the face going through hell.
“This is the face full of pressure damage from wearing PPE for almost 13 hours a day.
“This is the face of someone who hasn't seen their own family for nearly a month.
“This is the face of someone who holds your dying family members hand, so they're never alone.”
Amiee finished her post by saying: “This is the face of an ICU nurse that is begging you: to stay inside, protect us, protect the NHS and help us save lives.”
Amiee's message comes as the government has announced it was launching a publicity drive over the bank holiday weekend to get the public to follow the lockdown guidelines over East weekend.
Concerning figures show the number of hospital patients in the UK who had died after testing positive for Covid-19 had risen to 7,978 as of 5pm on Wednesday - an increase of 881 on the previous day.
At the daily No 10 press conference, Mr Raab acknowledged that it was hard for to stay indoors over Easter, but he urged them to show restraint amid signs the measures were having an impact.
It's still too early to lift the measures that we put in place. We must stick to the plan and we must continue to be guided by the science.Dominic Raab
He said: "The deaths are still rising and we haven't yet reached the peak of the virus. So it's still too early to lift the measures that we put in place.
"We must stick to the plan and we must continue to be guided by the science."
Sir Patrick Vallance, the Government's chief scientific adviser, said measures were "breaking transmission" of the disease with signs of a "flattening off" in the numbers of new cases and hospital admissions.
However, he warned the numbers of deaths would continue to rise for a "few weeks" and that it was too soon to relax social-distancing.
"It is incredibly important that we continue to do what we are doing," he said.
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The chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, said that while the numbers admitted to intensive care had been doubling every three days, that had now slowed.
"This is really now becoming not quite flat, but the doubling time is now six or more days in almost everywhere in the country and extending in time," he said.
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