Mexican paramedic returns to the fray after surviving Covid-19

By Eduard Ribas i Admetlla

Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico, Jun 12 (efe-epa).- Just minutes into Leo’s first day back at work as a paramedic after nearly dying of the coronavirus the station got an urgent request for a rescue basket and ropes to extract a Covid-19 patient from a makeshift dwelling on the roof of a tenement building.

Leo leads a squad of paramedics in Nezahualcoyotl, a mainly poor community of 1.2 million people outside Mexico City. The capital area accounts for roughly a quarter of Mexico’s 134,000 coronavirus cases and the nearly 16,000 deaths blamed on the disease.

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