As the UK exits its first month in lockdown, isolation is taking its toll. Data from the Academy of Medical Sciences, which was released earlier this week, details the mental toll that the coronavirus is having on the wellbeing of people within the UK.
24% of respondents to the medical study stated that they had mental health concerns over the lack of contact with others and the threat of isolation as the UK Government recently announced the extension of the currently-mandated lockdown for a further three-week period. Many fear that their personal and professional relationships are under stress and that the further continuation of the lockdown within the UK will deepen these woes.
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