Security officers removed Covid-19 “deniers” who were taking pictures of empty corridors at a NHS hospital where the intensive care unit is at maximum capacity, its chief executive said.
The incident took place at Colchester Hospital at the weekend.
Chief executive Nick Hulme said it “beggars belief” some people were calling the pandemic a hoax.
He said it was “the right thing to do” to keep corridors in outpatients units as empty as possible.
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Mr Hulme said hospital security had to “remove people who were taking photographs of empty corridors and then posting them on social media, saying the hospital is not in crisis”.
“When you’ve got that sort of social media pressure and those people denying the reality of Covid it really concerns us. Words fail me,” he said.