Exhausted hospital staff in a Texas Covid-19 ward
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AFPTV spends the day in a Covid-19 ward at a hospital in Houston, Texas, to see first hand the impact of the virus on patients and medical staff. Dr Joseph Varon has worked 264 days straight as he battles the disease that has killed more than 278,000 people in the US. "The coronavirus doesn’t just kill a person, it tears families apart," says Varon, who made headlines when a photo of him hugging an elderly Covid patient on Thanksgiving went viral.
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Senegal's President Macky Sall said on Wednesday that 11 newborn babies died in a fire at the neonatal section of a regional hospital in the town of Tivaouane, around 120 km (74.56 miles) east of the capital Dakar.
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Pope Francis will stay at a hospital in Rome for several days of treatment. The Vatican has said that his infection is not COVID-19.
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