Health workers fighting coronavirus around the world threatened by violence


As Dr. Trupti Katdare and her colleague, Dr, Zakia Sayyed, traced the contacts of a patient who had tested positive for the coronavirus, a mob set upon them, yelling and throwing stones.

“It was very scary,” Katdare said of the incident, which took place April 1 in the Indian city of Indore. “We didn’t understand what was happening. We were going to save their lives. What are they thinking?”

In her terror, Katdare’s thoughts turned to her husband, her two children and the rest of her family, whom she had separated from while staying in a hotel to avoid transmitting the disease.

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