An Italian nurse who worked in an intensive care unit at the epicentre of the Italian coronavirus outbreak committed suicide after contracting the disease, a nursing federation has revealed.
Daniela Trezzi, 34, feared she had spread the virus on to others while working in the San Gerardo Hospital in the city of Monza, which is located in the badly-affected Lombardy region. The National Federation of Nurses of Italy (Federazione Nazionale Ordini Professioni Infermieritich) confirmed the news that Ms Trezzi took her own life on Sunday.
According to the federation, Trezzi was suffering from a lot of stress during her frontline work against the coronavirus and her state reportedly worsened when she was diagnosed with Covid-19 on March 10th. The nurse reportedly told her colleagues she was extremely worried that she might have infected someone with the virus.
The federation said in a press statement: ‘We express our pain and consternation over the suicide of our young colleague. Our 450,000 professionals will join together around the relatives and family of Daniela.’