Chinese nurses that are heading to Wuhan are voluntarily cutting their hair and shaving their heads so they will reduce the risk of cross-contamination while fighting the coronavirus at hospitals.
The medical staff makes a number of sacrifices as they head to the front line of the epidemic, and the virus has taken more than 1,000 lives, and more than 43,000 have been infected as of Tuesday morning.
Nurses from the Shaanxi province has been shown shaving their heads before shipping out to Wuhan in a video that was posted by the People’s Daily China, the largest newspaper in the country.
Respect! A team of nurses in NW China’s Shaanxi shaved their hair before coming in for duty amid coronavirus outbreak to avoid cross-infection. pic.twitter.com/XpseMgSsg9
— People’s Daily, China (@PDChina) February 6, 2020
Having no hear makes the process of putting on and off the protective hazmat suits easier, as well as cutting down the potential spread of the virus.
The hospital staff in Wuhan are truly going to extreme lengths in order to be able to treat more patients, and some of the workers even wear adult diapers so they won’t have to take bathroom breaks.
Some of the medical staff have been left with skin bleached whiter from disinfectant, and apart from the physical toll, the workers also experience a huge amount of emotional toll. Some doctors have passed the breaking point as they struggle with the increasing number of cases.