Behind the masks: Meet the people who keep Gauteng's field hospital going
DATE: 20 August 2020
Nurse Nosipho Khanyile removes a bulging plastic bag from her locker in the women’s changing room of the Nasrec COVID-19 field hospital in Johannesburg.
The packet is full of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as aprons, gloves, a visor and masks. Each morning, Khanyile and her colleagues get two sets of PPE so that they can change into a new set after lunch.
In April, the Human Sciences Research Council conducted a survey of 7 607 health workers in South Africa to get answers to a range of questions including how they feel about working on the frontlines, how much they know about the virus and what training they got about how SARS-CoV-2 spreads.
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