LONDON

As the death toll from coronavirus crosses the 80,000 mark in Europe, health workers are bearing the brunt of being on the frontline in the fight against the virus.

On one hand they are trying to save lives, on the other taking caution to not take the virus home to their families.

However, figures coming in show that COVID-19 is infecting them.

Italy, the worst-hit country in Europe, has lost 120 doctors and paramedic staff to the virus, according to the country’s National Federation of Medical Orders.

More than 10,000 health workers have been infected — 10% of the

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