100 days into the lockdown, one nurse has described to eNCA how the fight against COVID-19 has become much harder.
VOSLOORUS - 100 days into the lockdown, one nurse has described to eNCA how the fight against COVID-19 has become much harder.
In March, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the country would be under a three-week lockdown.
That was extended several times and the country is now under Level 3, with the economy and schooling reopening in phases.
Like many other nurses, Rich Sicina prays before his shifts at the Thelle Mogoerane Hospital begin.
This is because they're on the frontline of the country’s fight against COVID-19 and worried about their safety.
He remains positive, but even more anxious now than before, particularly because he has buried colleagues who died of COVID-19.
“Remember to try to curb the spread, we don’t allow visitors. So if you are admitted, you are on your own," said Sicina.
"You are with nurses who are discouraged. Who are forced to work even if they test positive. You will be lonely until you go to your grave”.
The Gauteng government says it’s aware of the concern from healthcare workers and is taking these seriously.
With this war against the virus far from over, Sicina says all he can do is continue praying while trying to save lives.
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