Consultant Tim Rogerson made the revelation after confirming that he had also been infected with coronavirus.

Dr Tim Rogerson works at the Royal Gwent Hospital in South Wales where half of A&E staff have coronavirus (Picture: WNS)
A consultant has revealed that half of all NHS workers at an emergency department in south Wales have been infected with coronavirus.
Consultant Dr Tim Rogerson said that 50% of consultants and a similar proportion of the nursing team at the Royal Gwent Hospital have tested positive.
Dr Rogerson, 40, made the statistic public in a video in which he revealed that he had also been struck by Covid-19 while working at the hospital in one of the worst-affected areas of the UK.
Dr Rogerson said: This has obviously happened despite all of the PPE that weve got and all the hand washing that were doing but its probably just a likely thing thats going to happen when were faced with such numbers of patients coming in with coronavirus.
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Were probably up to around 50 per cent of the consultant workforce at the Gwent in A&E who have swabbed positive for the coronavirus and a similar percent in our nursing team.
It is proving a challenge when its coming to staffing the department when we are facing these numbers coming through.
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He also urged members of the public to stay indoors over the Easter weekend as it will impact the hospitals intensive care units capacity in two weeks time as well as on staff that are being put at risk and are being exposed to coronavirus.
Dr Rogerson said he has been off work since April 5 with a fever, aches, sore throat and a lack of a sense of smell.
He said: I think, talking to other colleagues I have had a mild to moderate set of symptoms.
Dr Rogerson revealed that he has also tested positive for coronavirus (Picture: WNS)
I know some of my colleagues in A&E have been quite sick and been off for a couple of weeks.
So, I think that is probably a blessing to get started with, but I am obviously frustrated not to be in work.
On Saturday health officials said a further 36 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Wales, bringing the total number of deaths to 351.
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