LAHORE, Pakistan 

Thousands of health workers across the Asia-Pacific region are risking their lives on the frontlines as they battle the coronavirus pandemic.

According to data compiled by Anadolu Agency, at least 3,505 health workers in the region have tested positive for the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, while 789 medical staff are undergoing 14-day self-quarantines after suspected exposure.

At least 35 doctors died across the region after being infected by the virus, which claimed more than 60,000 lives across the globe.

China’s National Health Commission confirmed that more than 3,300 healthcare workers nationwide had been infected, and at least

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