Over 7,000 health workers dead from coronavirus, Amnesty says

MEXICO CITY (HRNW) – At least 7,000 health workers worldwide have died after being infected with the coronavirus, including more than 1,300 in Mexico alone, the most for any country, Amnesty International said Thursday.

“Every health worker has the right to be safe at work, and it is a scandal that so many are paying the ultimate price,” said Steve Cockburn, head of economic and social justice at the London-based rights group.

“Many months into the pandemic, health workers are still dying at horrific rates in countries such as Mexico, Brazil and the USA, while the rapid spread of infections in South Africa and India show the need for all states to take action.”

At least 1,320 health workers are confirmed to have died from Covid-19 in Mexico, a “staggering” cost of human life, Amnesty said.


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