• The Okinawa Times

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Since the arrival of the first wave of the coronavirus in the spring of 2020, the workload experienced by one nurse at a major private hospital in Okinawa Prefecture has increased considerably due to the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

For one, it takes twice the number of nurses to take care of a COVID-19 patient. With the hospital designating certain parts of the facility as a virus-tainted red zone, it takes more time to move in and out of it to get medical supplies.

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