Andrew Esiebo/Panos Pictures

Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria

Olayide Salami, a registered nurse at the COVID-19 treatment centre Yaba, Lagos State Ambulance Service.

''People believe that once somebody has the COVID-19 virus, that is his end. People will even say to us, 'Donât bother to come to this estate o'. We have that challenge when we go to the big estates like Banana Estate or Treasure Estate. They don't allow us to pick them up from their homes because of that stigma. But now, when we are about to move to the street, we call the patient and say: 'Where do you want us to meet you? Stay at the nearest bus stop, we'll come and meet you there'. Sometimes I feel like quitting, especially when you have a large number of frontline workers,â" doctors and nurses, admitted to isolation centres. At the moment, there are almost 120 nurses and doctors in isolation. It is not easy.''

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