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TWO YEARS OF COVID-19

‘I am tired of being one of many masked faces’: the faces on the front line

COVID AFTER TWO YEARS: It’s been a torrid time for healthcare workers. Here, some share their experiences

Nivashni Nair and Nomahlubi Sonjica

“I am awaiting the day I can wear lipstick again and be maskless so my patients can put a face to the doctor that has been looking after them. I am tired of being one of many masked faces.”

So says Dr Taheera Hassim, an obstetrician and gynaecologist at Life Sunninghill in Johannesburg.

She is one of countless health workers who have been on the front lines of Covid-19 since the first case was declared on March 5 2020...

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