A young nurse from Melbourne who has fought coronavirus for two weeks has sent out an emotional letter to the public.
Health staff are the last line of defence in battling the deadly virus but are nevertheless contracting it at an alarming pace.
Inside heathcare, there are now about 1000 active cases and nurse Natalie Linton said she was the sickest she ever had been.
“I have never felt so sick in all my life,” the 29-year-old said.
Linton was working in a COVID ward at Epping’s Northern Hospital when fell ill.
“I’ve watched people die from COVID-19 having no family around them. It’s hard,” she said.
“You’re in a room holding someone you don’t even know – I have no words.”
The virus spread through Linton ‘s home and her partner also tested positive 11 days after she did.
“That was the worst thing that I’ve ever had to see,” she said.
“It’s scary. The numbers are going up, but as the people who are nurses and doctors they just get the job done because that’s what we have to do.”
“Coronavirus is real. Wear a mask, wash your hands, social distance and stay at home,” Linton said.