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NHS nurse Ameera Sheikh has begged the public to follow coronavirus and lockdown rules as she fought back tears while zipping up body bags.
The 28-year-old recalled how she had to zip up a body bag on her fourth Covid-19 patient in two days at one of London’s worst-hit intensive care units.
Ameera revealed in her harrowing account of the front line that she "doesn't sleep anymore" due to the nightmares the pandemic has given her.
She told The Mirror : "We are on our feet for 13 or 14 hours a day, running around.
"I don’t sleep any more because the nightmares are too much."
It comes as a second wave of the virus swamps the NHS as over 1,000 deaths were recorded in Britain yesterday.
Speaking to Sunday People readers, Ameera continued by urging and begging the public to follow the new restrictions.
She said: "Please don’t break the rules. I have worked overseas in less developed countries where they don’t have the resources like we do and what is going on right now reminds me of those experiences.
"Death was all around then and death is all around us now. And each day is as bad as the next."
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Ameera continued: "Some days it’s so intense. You feel so sick inside that you can’t even bring yourself to drink a glass of water."
It comes after health experts have been calling for some drastic new lockdown rules to come into place in the UK.
In Britain, folks have been told to stay home unless they need to leave the house. All non-essential shops are closed, as are all entertainment centres and families are banned from mixing between different households.
Schools have been closed until February, however, nurseries have remained open but scientists because there should be a "total clampdown" and they should be closed.
Independent Sage member Anthony Costello, a professor of global health at UCL and a former WHO director, told The Mirror: "We are in a national crisis with a pandemic out of control.
"We should have no nurseries open, no synagogues, no churches, no mosques. We should have compulsory masks, two-metre distancing."
He went on: "We have to take this really seriously – that's what Asian states did.
"The longer we allow it to go on transmitting, the quicker we are going to get a resistant virus to a vaccine, then we are in real doo-doo."
- NHS Heroes
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