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A young Russian female nurse who claimed she became overheated is being disciplined after stripping down to what initially appeared to be a bra and panties and wearing a see-through gown to treat male coronavirus patients.
The woman, reportedly in her 20s, was treating COVID-19 patients on an all-male ward at a hospital in the city of Tula when she was photographed nearly naked underneath a sheer gown worn as part of her personal protective equipment (PPE).
The nurse reportedly said she was “too hot” wearing clothing underneath the gown. However, after her photo went viral on social media, she’s now being to be disciplined for “non-compliance with the requirements for medical clothing.”
She told supervisors at the Tula Regional Clinical Hospital that she didn’t realize that the gown was nearly transparent. Nevertheless, the regional health ministry noted that “a disciplinary sanction was applied to the nurse of the infectious diseases department who violated (uniform) requirements.”
Initially, reports claimed that the nurse was wearing a bra and panties, but she later told superiors that the outfit was a “swimming suit.”
The nurse has yet to speak publicly about the incident. It’s not clear she’s permitted to do so.
The Sun reported that one patient claimed the men on the ward did not object to the outfit, though there was “some embarrassment.”
Interestingly, the incident comes as Dr. Alexander Myasnikov, a former TV personality and now head of Russia’s COVID-19 response efforts, made some shocking public comments about the pandemic.
“The infection will anyway take its toll,” he reportedly said. “We will anyway all get sick. Those who were supposed to die will die.”
As for the nurse’s stunt, The Mirror noted that many locals cheered her on.
“At least someone has a sense of humor in this gloomy, gloomy reality,” said Sergey Ratnikov, who reportedly read about the incident in the Tula News.
“Why the reprimand?” Albert Kuzminov asked.
Said another supporter of the nurse, “Everyone shouted at her, but no one paid attention that she was dressed in this way because of the heat. Maybe you need to yell at the management … because there is no normal air conditioning here.”
“Well done, she raised the mood of the patients,” a reader named Marina Astakhova posted.
“Why punish the nurse, you need to reward her,” wrote Valery Kapnin. “Seeing this outfit, no-one wants to die.”
The response on social media was also interesting.
Nurse in Russia got told off for wearing only underwear under her PPE.
Somehow, I don’t think it was the old dude in the background who’d complained. https://t.co/ba5OoWVOXG
— Nara Hodge (@Nara_Hodge) May 20, 2020
Bet the recovery rate has improved…😜
— Daniele 🇮🇹 (@liveforever65) May 20, 2020
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) May 20, 2020
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) May 20, 2020
Gotta see both sides.
— The Failing New York Times (@FormerNewspaper) May 20, 2020
— JoeyJoeJoeJrShabadoo (@SideshowJon36) May 20, 2020
It needs total transparency
— johnnybravo (@johnnybrav09) May 20, 2020
Old guy was on a vent before she walked in. She’s better than hydroxycholorquine.
— Rawpimple (@Rawpimple) May 20, 2020
No wonder these patients were exhibiting breathing problems.
— Jordan Henderson (@jordanhenderson) May 20, 2020
As of this writing, Russia has more than 306,000 coronavirus cases, including nearly 3,000 deaths, according to WorldInfo, which has been tracking global coronavirus infections and death rates since shortly after the pandemic began.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the United States for blaming China for coronavirus, despite the fact that the origin of the virus is well-known at this point.
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