Bruises to Suicide: The Burden of Coronavirus on Healthcare Workers

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An Italian nurse Daniela Trezzi, who was working with coronavirus patients in the Lombardy region, committed suicide after testing positive for the illness.

According to a report by the Daily Mail, the 34-year-old Daniela Trezzi was terrified and feeling guilty that she may have infected others, and took her own life.

Trezzi, working at the San Gerardo Hospital in Monza, was suffering from “heavy stress,” while working in the intensive care unit while under quarantine after being diagnosed with COVID-19, according to the report.

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Hospital authorities said Trezzi had been at home sick since March 10. Officials say a week ago, a similar episode had happened in Venice, “with the same underlying reasons.”

Medical workers all over the world are toiling to care for the coronavirus afflicted. Many images have been shared online showing bruises and marks on their faces from the prolonged use of tight masks.

 

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