Zimbabwe: No Nurses to Care for the Sick As COVID-19 Cases Surge – AuthenticAfrican

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[RFI] Imagine you're in a country standing on the brink of coronavirus. More than 1,000 confirmed cases. Twenty deaths. You know the full force of the pandemic is coming -- because it's already hit the country next door. Your hospitals are marginally better prepared than they were in March. But only marginally: still less than 100 ventilators for a country of 16 million people. And there's a bigger problem. If you are hospitalised, you'll find few nurses to care for you.