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Nearly 800 healthcare workers and patients contract virus in cluster infections at medical institutions

  • April 27, 2020
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Today’s Sankei wrote that according to the Japanese Nursing Association, a total of 54 cluster infections have occurred at clinics and hospitals nationwide and that nearly 800 doctors, nurses, and patients have contracted the disease. An association spokesperson reportedly called for face masks and other personal protective equipment to be swiftly provided to healthcare professionals to prevent mass infections at medical institutions. The association also took issue with a growing number of incidents of prejudice and discrimination against medical care workers who have treated COVID-19 patients.  

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