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100 Italian doctors have died of coronavirus

One hundred Italian doctors have died after contracting coronavirus since the pandemic reached the Mediterranean country in February, Italy’s FNOMCeO health association said on Thursday.

According to Italy’s FNOMCeO health association, the death toll includes retired doctors who had voluntarily returned to work during the outbreak.

“The number of doctors who have died because of COVID-19 is 100 – perhaps even 101 at the moment, unfortunately,” a spokesman for the association told AFP.

Italian media reports estimate that 30 nurses and nursing assistants have also died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.

“We can longer allow our doctors, our health workers, to be sent to fight without any protection against the virus,” FNOMCeO president Filippo Anelli said on the association’s website.

“It is an unfair fight.”

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