JOHANNESBURG - Surviving on hope and a prayer.
That's how South Africa's healthcare workers bear the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic that’s beginning to peak in South Africa.
As hospitals begin to fill up, those on the frontlines of saving lives have described a battle that’s psychological and emotional.
They are on the frontlines of the fight against the coronavirus.
Healthcare workers have asked us all to comply with regulations -- to stay at home -- but this message seems to have fallen on deaf ears.
The move from lockdown Level 5 to Level 3 has increased the pressure.
The biggest fear for those on the frontlines is taking the coronavirus home to their families.
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