LONDON - Leading doctors say that people who were seriously ill in hospital with coronavirus need to be urgently screened for post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Covid Trauma Response Working Group said those who had been in intensive care were most at risk. One woman who spent a week in intensive care said: “It was like being in hell.

I saw people dying, people with the life being sucked from them.”

Professor Sir Jeremy Farrar, a member of the government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, warned that that the United Kingdom (UK) remains “on a knife edge” with Covid-19 infections.

Sir Jeremy Farrar told the BBC he is “worried” about a surge in cases ahead of pubs and restaurants reopening this week. The UK's coronavirus death toll rose by 36 on Sunday to 43,550.