Nurses in the United Kingdom that were forced to wear trash bags instead of protective gear have tested positive of the coronavirus.
The incident comes amidst the lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The nurses were working at the Northwick Park Hospital in Northwest London.
Earlier this month, the 3 nurses were pictured wearing clinical waste bags on their heads and feet because they did not any protective equipment.
The hospital was the first in the United Kingdom to declare a critical incident due to a shortage of PPE.
In one ward of the Northwick Park Hospital in Northwest London, around 50 percent of the staff contracted the coronavirus.
The staff did not have the right equipment to feel protected.
A nurse from the hospital said that they are in dire need of proper equipment.
“There are so many younger people here on ventilation – many with asthma, or diabetes. They can’t stop coughing, they just cough and cough and cough and they can’t help it – but there’s little we can do apart from try to help them breathe. Sometimes the body just gives up, and they die. We can’t save them. The worst part is that we can’t allow their relatives in to say goodbye.”
Let’s all hope that the 3 nurses recover fast from the virus.