A 34-year-old nurse from Italy who was working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in the worst-hit country in the world has taken her own life after she tested positive for the virus. Reportedly, she was terrified that she had infected others.
As reported by the Daily Mail, Daniela Trezzi had been suffering heavy stress because of the fear that she was spreading the disease while treating patients at the San Gerardo Hospital in Monza, in the region of Lombardy.
The nurse was working in the intensive care unit after she was diagnosed with COVID-19 before she took her own life.
The National Federation of Nurses of Italy has expressed its “pain and dismay” over her decision.
The federation said that each one of them has chosen that profession for good, and, unfortunately, for bad, and the condition and stress to which the nurses are subjected at the moment is under the eyes of everyone. They added that a similar episode had taken place a week ago in Venice, for the same reasons.
Mario Alarone, the hospital general manager, said that Trezzi had been at home sick since March 10, and that “she was not under surveillance”.
According to the Italian research institute, more than 5,760 health care workers have been infected by the virus.