Along with doctors and other medical staff, nurses have been on the frontline of Italy’s fight against coronavirus – sharing stories of exhaustion and heroism in the face of a disease that has killed more than 800 people and infected over 12,400.
In an Instagram post, she wrote: “I am afraid because the mask might not stick properly to the face, or I might have accidentally touched myself with dirty gloves, or maybe the lenses don’t cover my eyes fully and something slipped by.
In the past days, a photo of another nurse, Elena Pagliarini, has become a symbol of the medical profession’s fight against coronavirus. Ms. Pagliarini works at a hospital in Cremona. The city is in Lombardy, the country’s hardest-hit region.