100th doctor died in Italy was an Arab woman

100th doctor died in Italy was an Arab woman

Agency News

The number of doctors who have died because of Covid-19 in Italy was 100 and the 100th doctor died on Italy's front lines was an Arab woman.

Dr. Samar Sinjab, a 62-year-old Syrian woman, who succumbed to the Covid 19 was born in Damascus. In the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, one hundred Italian doctors have died since the beginning of the pandemic reached the country in February, Italy's main doctors' association said. Analysts also estimate that 10 percent of those infected in Italy work in healthcare.

The toll includes retired doctors the government began calling in a month ago to help fight a coronavirus. In total, Covid19 claimed 17,669 lives in Italy, it is world-topping.

"We can longer allow our doctors, our health workers, to be sent to fight without any protection against the virus," the association's president Filippo Anelli said on its website.

"It is an unfair fight," he added. Italian media reports estimate that 30 nurses and nursing assistance have also died of Covid-19.