How do you deal with coronavirus in a war zone?

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Thierry Durand helped to set up the only dedicated covid-19 hospital in the city of Aden. He was working as a coordinator for the aid organisation Medécins Sans Frontières in the capital, Aden, when the virus hit. But as the numbers of coronavirus patients turning up in his hospital began to rise, it became clear that his skills as a nurse were needed on the front line. The challenges faced by the team are huge and Thierry says that half of the patients they have admitted to their hospital have died. To make matters worse they are also having to deal with rumours circulating on social media that people are dying due to negligence on the part of doctors and nurses. Presenter: Emily Webb Producer: Jo Impey Photo Credit: Agnes Varraine-Leca MSF

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