Russian doctors, nurses face more risks as virus cases grow

MOSCOW (AP) — Reports of Russian medical workers becoming infected with coronavirus are emerging almost daily as the country copes with a growing number of patients. Last week alone, more than 200 doctors in Moscow and St. Petersburg were reported to have caught the virus. Widespread shortages of personal protective equipment and questionable infection control procedures in the hospitals are becoming Russia’s biggest challenges. The government says medical facilities account for more than half of the 285 virus hot spots across the country. Doctors and other health care workers are turning to social media to publicize their complaints. Russia has reported over 87,000 infections and nearly 800 deaths, but some experts believe those figures are low.