The Guardian
The Guardian 20 Apr 2020

Life and death with a coronavirus ambulance volunteer in Milan

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In Milan, hundreds of volunteers are keeping the city's ambulance services running at night during the coronavirus crisis. Matteo is one of them, juggling urgent medical care with life with a newborn son and a move to a new flat which happened a day before lockdown. His partner Fosca is a nurse on maternity leave, caring for their baby but due to return to work soon. We follow Matteo at night as he volunteers for the ambulance service, and see how covid-19 has impacted him and his partner.


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