Switzerland 2020 Lugano. Clinica Moncucco. Coronavirus

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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Lugano. Due to the spread of the coronavirus (also called Covid-19) and given the increase in cases in Ticino, the Clinica Luganese Moncucco was transformed into a Covid-19 Hospital. Hospital's entrance. An ambulance from the Croce Verde Lugano brings an elderly woman with a suspected Coronavirus infection. The nurses are there to receive her and her into the hospital. Both nurses are dressed in protective clothing that seal them off the contaminated environment. They wear FFP2 masks, latex medical gloves, protective glasses and yellow plastic aprons above their medical  clothes. The single-use mask protects against solid and liquid particles. The Safemask Premimum offers respiratory protection to medical staff. Medical gloves are disposable gloves used during medical examinations and procedures to help prevent cross-contamination between caregivers and patients. In the fight against the coronavirus, nurses play a critical role, but some on the front lines in the hardest-hit areas fear for their health. 25.03.2020 © 2020 Didier Ruef