Coronavirus patients are dying in agony and doctors are so stretched they are having to "play god" as they decide who to save and who to let die, an NHS insider has said.
Yesterday, the UK death toll reached 233 with more than 5,000 cases of the deadly bug recorded.
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The medics claimed that Britain is losing a "very small window of opportunity" to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as the death toll reached 233.
Now, one NHS frontline doctor has shared their horror at the scenes that are unfolding inside their hospital as the health service desperately battles against the killer disease.
"I wish I could forget all the faces of the dying I saw last week," they told Daily Mail.
"The look of panic across every face, the chugging sound people make as they desperately try, and fail, to get oxygen in their lungs. It doesn't leave you.
"I have been a doctor for more than a decade. In that time, I thought I had seen everything there was to see. But nothing could have prepared me for the terror that coronavirus would unleash."
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The deadly disease has also pushed the NHS to the edge as they struggle to cope with the number of people infected.
"The virus has forced doctors to do something we should never have to do: play God," they added.
"Within the space of a few hours last Saturday, what I had known my job to be changed irrevocably. For we must now make ethical decisions on who to save and who to let die on a scale that no doctor alive today has ever faced.
"I would love to say that those ethical decisions are made with time, patience, and care. But last week? It was as quick as can be. No doctor should be forced to choose between patients. But we now have no other choice.
"It is never an easy task to tell someone's loved one their mother, father, wife or husband is not a candidate to go to intensive care because they have serious underlying health issues and, because of their old age, there is nothing we can do."
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has demanded Brits do not visit their mums on Mother's Day due to the killer coronavirus outbreak.
In a dramatic letter to the nation, Johnson told people they should restrict themselves to contacting their mums on Skype.
There have now been more than 300,000 cases of coronavirus around the world, and over 13,000 deaths.
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