Nurses hug at the Cremona hospital in Lombardy, Italy, on March 15, 2020.
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Thousands of doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel are working around the clock to treat patients infected with the new coronavirus.
Many of them face grueling conditions, long work hours, and fears of contracting the virus themselves. Healthcare staff have also reported having insufficient medical equipment.
And as some people still ignore official advice to self-isolate, doctors and nurses are posting signs on social media asking people to stay at home to make their work easier.
Scroll down to the dramatic conditions on the coronavirus outbreak’s front lines.
Doctors, nurses, and other medical staff are flocking to the front lines as the world struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak,