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A nurse looks at Corinne B. a patient infected with COVID-19 at the post COVID-19 unit of the Lariboisiere Hospital AP-HP (Assistance Publique - Hopitaux de Paris) in Paris on April 27, 2020, on the 42nd day of a lockdown in France aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 disease, caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP)
A nurse looks at Corinne B. a patient in […]

Virus takes toll on mental health of Europe’s medics

Health experts in countries worst-hit by the coronavirus pandemic are warning of a psychological crisis among medical staff brought on by dealing with high levels of serious illness and death
Romanian harvest workers heading to the UK queue to enter the "Henry Coanda" airport in Bucharest April 30, 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Daniel Mihailescu / AFP
Romanian harvest workers heading to the […]

Romania’s seasonal workers sidestep lockdown out of necessity

Romanian workers are in high demand as farms and home care firms in western Europe clamour for help from the east, even with borders closed because of the coronavirus pandemic
A patient infected with the novel coronavirus COVID-19 receives treatment at the Intensive Care Unit of the Hospital de Clinicas, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on April 15, 2020. - With Brazilians increasingly ignoring health officials' warnings to stay home -- encouraged by their far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, who has condemned the "hysteria" over the virus -- predictions for how the pandemic will play out in the hardest-hit country in Latin America are getting dire. (Photo by Silvio AVILA / AFP)
A patient infected with the novel corona […]

Struggle, fear and heartbreak for medical staff on virus frontline

Doctors, nurses and healthcare workers describe what it's like to be on the frontline fighting the coronavirus pandemic