A doctor who urged volunteers to make visors for NHS staff due to a shortage at her hospital says she is “overwhelmed” by the response.

More than 75,000 face shields have been produced just weeks after Deborah Braham appealed for help on WhatsApp.

The Visor Army project spread on social media and has found support among high-profile TV and fashion celebrities.

It comes after a BBC investigation found the government failed to buy protective kit to cope with a pandemic.

Panorama revealed this week there were no gowns, visors, swabs or body bags in the government’s stockpile when Covid-19 reached the UK.

Some NHS staff say they are being put at risk because of the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE).

The government said it has taken the right steps and

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