Coronavirus: Italian nurses, doctors share images of bruises from hours spent in ICUs

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Italian nurses and doctors shared pictures of themselves on social media with bruises on their face after spending hours in the intensive care units of hospitals treating coronavirus patients.

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Italy has reported 74,386 cases of coronavirus. The country overtook China with the most virus-related deaths, registering 7,503 deaths.

The images were circulated on Twitter and other platforms, with hundreds of users calling the health aid workers “heroes”

The number of coronavirus cases in Europe surpassed 250,000 on Thursday, according to an AFP tally.

Hospitals in Italy have reportedly been overwhelmed with an unprecedented number of patients.

A nation-wide lockdown was imposed in Italy, and all shops, restaurants, and bars were shut down.

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