Photo Story: The battlefront in the war against coronavirus

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A series of photos taken by EPA photographers of hospitals and medical personnel who are in the forefront in the worldwide war against the coronavirus pandemic and who, sometimes, in their struggle to save lives, tragically also succumb to the virus.

Swiss hospital gives media presentation to exhibit coronavirus measures
Swiss Civil Protection official Fabien Schoch (R) chats with nurse Catia Oliveira Ferreira (L) during a media presentation at the Morges Hospital in Morges, Switzerland. EPA-EFE/JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT / POOL
The field hospital of the Samaritan's Purse in front of Cremona hospital nearly ready
The medical perssonel in tents that will host Covid-19 coronavirus patients in Cremona, Italye. EPA-EFE/Matteo Corner
Drive-thru virus tests for Covid-19 at hospital in Bangkok
Medical staff standby for visitors for testing for the Covid-19 virus for people without leaving their vehicles and will notify the subject of the results via SMS within 24 hours, at the Drive-thru virus tests at Vibhavadi Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. EPA-EFE/NARONG SANGNAK
Coronavirus crisis
A handout photo made available by Madrid Regional Government of a general view of the temporary hospital set up at a pavilion in Ifema convention and exhibition center in Madrid, Spain. EPA-EFE/Madrid Regional Government
Coronavirus pandemic in Italy
Healthcare personnel wearing protective suits and mask at work in the intensive care unit of the Brescia’s Hospital, Italy. EPA-EFE/FILIPPO VENEZIA
Temporary hospital for coronavirus and COVID-19 patients in Jakarta
A health official prepares a stretcher inside an emergency room at the Asian Games athlete’s village which has been converted into a temporary hospital for Covid-19 patients amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Jakarta, Indonesia, 23 March 2020. EPA-EFE/HAFIDZ MUBARAK /POOL
Relocation of corona patients at Elisabeth Tweesteden Hospital
Medical personnel move a patient with coronavirus into an ambulance at the Elisabeth Tweesteden Hospital in Tilburg, The Netherlands. EPA-EFE/ROB ENGELAAR
Coronavirus in Iran
An Iranian woman health inspector checks a temporary established emergency hospital in a part of the world’s largest shopping mall complex called ‘Iran Mall’, to treat patients infected with the COVID-19 disease, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, in northwest of the capital of Tehran, Iran. EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH
Coronavirus outbreak in Belgium
A patient suffering from Covid-19 arrives at the MontLegia hospital near Liege, Belgium. EPA-EFE/JULIEN WARNAND


San Raffaele Hospital in Milan
A handout photo made available by the San Raffaele Hospital shows staff working in the Intensive Care Department at San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy. EPA-EFE/SAN RAFFAELE HOSPITAL / HANDOUT
Coronavirus preventions measures in New Delhi
Indian doctors screen patients as the precautionary measure for Coronavirus COVID19 at a separate Coronavirus screening section in Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital in New Delhi, India. EPA-EFE/RAJAT GUPTA
Isolation ward of the University Hospital Essen
A nurse wears a mask and protective clothes at the isolation ward of the University Hospital in Essen, Germany. EPA-EFE/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL




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