Amnesty says #coronavirus has killed at least 3,000 health workers
20:30, Tuesday, 14 July, 2020
More than 3,000 healthcare workers are known to have died of the new coronavirus, according to Amnesty International, as it raises concerns about unsafe working conditions, low pay, long hours and violence against medical workers in some countries. In a new report published on Monday, the United Kingdom-based rights group said Russia at 545 had the highest numbers of healthcare worker deaths from COVID-19.
Russia was followed closely by the UK (540, including 262 social care workers), and the United States (507). But the global toll was much likely higher, Amnesty added, because of under-reporting.