Coping with coronavirus in a war zone

Bombs, bullets, the constant threat of kidnap – and Covid-19. In Libya, a country torn apart by civil war, with a shattered health system, a man from Kent is one of the last international charity workers staying on to lead a team of 40 volunteers.

“My life here is just one long threat assessment,” Liam Chivers says. “All the hospitals are full of the war wounded and already close to maximum capacity.

“Two medical facilities assigned for Covid-19 patients have come under artillery fire and have had to be evacuated…This is not an easy place to work in.”

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Source: BBC News