Rough sleepers in UK will die without government action, doctors warn

Homeless people face choice between cold streets and crowded shelters where Covid threat is high, campaigners say

Rough sleepers will die this winter without urgent government action as coronavirus and cold weather create a terrifying double threat, doctors and campaigners have warned.

Homeless people face a dilemma between staying outside or squeezing into crowded shelters where Covid hygiene will be limited, the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of General Practitioners have told ministers.

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