Frontliner niece of Pinay nurse who died of COVID-19, now 'terrified' to return to working at ICU

Frontliner niece of Pinay nurse who died of COVID-19, now 'terrified' to return to working at ICU

- A Pinay nurse who worked at the Intensive Care Unit recently died of COVID-19

- Her niece, also a nurse, expressed her grief and fear about the notion of returning to work, seeing how fast the virus took the life of her aunt

- However, she also said that even with that fear, she pledged that she has to stay strong and that she is sticking to her job

- She recounted that her aunt never complained about symptoms of COVID-19 and one day her uncle just saw her on the floor, already unable to breathe properly

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A Pinay nurse who was working at a hospital in Miami, attending to patients with coronavirus in the Intensive Care Unit, just died.

Her niece, Jhoanna Mariel Buendia took to Facebook to express her grief over the passing of her aunt.

In an interview with ABC, she reiterated how shocked she was at how fast by which the virus overcame her stalwart aunt.

She recalled that her aunt didn't show any frailty and didn't even mention that she was experiencing any of the symptoms.

As per the report, Jhoann said that her uncle "just saw her on the floor and she is not breathing properly anymore." The next thing, he rushed her to the hospital and everything happened so fast.

Because of what happened, Jhoanna said, "To be honest, I'm terrified for my life. ... However, in my profession, we did a pledge that we have to stay strong. ... I'm sticking to that pledge. ... It's our job."

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In a previous report by KAMI, doctors have died after being infected with COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic.

The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.

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