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Interstate Nurses to Join Melbourne’s COVID-19 Frontline

Interstate Nurses to Join Melbourne’s COVID-19 Frontline

Justin Holland, a nurse from Perth, expressed his thoughts about the COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne. He said that the events in Melbourne could easily happen in WA as well.

Holland is among the 90 volunteer nurses from West Australia who will help COVID-19 frontlines across Australia. Most of them will be deployed in aged care homes.

He said that helping out is a give and take matter.

Risky assignment

In Victoria, 2,700 healthcare workers tested positive for coronavirus.

Volunteers from South Australia and Queensland will be helping the frontlines in the state.

Holland considered this as a risky assignment.

The risk of contracting COVID-19 in his deployment is higher as compared to his present deployment.

He said that his family and friends are a little bit worried given the circumstances. However, they still expressed their support to him.

Mr. Holland will be deployed in Melbourne for the next six weeks.

“You are appreciated”

Emily Morris, a nurse in Melbourne, expressed her optimism towards the interstate reinforcements.

She said that the reinforcements are appreciated and needed at the moment.

Morris, who just recovered from coronavirus, just came back to work. She referred to his current experience as a COVID-19 hangover where she had been experiencing huge levels of fatigue.

Despite the physical challenge, Morris said that she’s been okay.

Fatigue challenge

Sam Martin and Sarah Robson were among the healthcare workers who tested positive from COVID-19.

The couple faced challenges after contracting the virus.

Martin said that it may take a long while before they can go back to work.

His wife, Sarah, has been struggling for quite some time after recovering from the disease.

Although Martin is currently employed in a work from home set up, he is facing challenges due to his mental clarity. It seems like he can’t just focus on his work.

The couple just recently reunited with their children. This gives them a bright spot after a battle with COVID-19.

Also, they expressed a positive tone towards the interstate reinforcements.

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