- Eight foreign doctors have lost their lives to the coronavirus pandemic in the United Kingdom
- The doctors who were mostly from Africa were on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic in the European country
- Britain's healthcare system depends heavily on foreign doctors who are working on frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic
Eight doctors in the United Kingdom who were all immigrants mostly from Africa have lost their lives to the coronavirus pandemic currently taking the world by storm.
The doctors were on the frontline of the pandemic because Britain's healthcare system depends heavily on foreign doctors.
New York Times reports that the eight men moved to Britain from Egypt, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Sudan.
Legit.ng gathers that white British doctors have largely dominated the prestigious disciplines while foreign doctors have typically found work in places and practices that are apparently putting them on the dangerous frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
A professor of general practice at the University of Manchester, Aneez Esmail, said foreign doctors are the architects of National Health Service.
He said: “Migrant doctors are architects of the N.H.S. — they’re what built it and held it together and worked in the most unpopular, most difficult areas, where white British doctors don’t want to go and work. It’s a hidden story.”
In other news, a 104-year-old Italian woman identified as Ada Zanusso has become the world's oldest person to survive the coronavirus.
Ada, who survived the 1918 Spanish Flu, took ill at her nursing home in Biella in northern Italy on Tuesday, March 17, eight days after the government imposed a lockdown on the country.
After she started exhibiting symptoms which included a relentless bout of vomiting, fever, difficulty with breathing, she was tested for the virus, which came out positive.
Ada's son Giampiero told The Sun: "I suspected it was coronavirus because of the number of cases at the care home. They have sadly had a few fatalities there."
Ada's doctor Carla Furno Marchese said the centenarian's recovery is a sign of hope for everyone suffering at these trying times.
Carla said: "She is up and about and not lying in bed and she can walk to her chair.
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