As Coronavirus Hits U.K., Health Workers Fear Getting Sick, and Going Broke
LONDON — Every workday, Al-Hakim arrives at one of London’s largest public hospitals for a shift as a cleaner, earning little more than minimum wage even though his latest job includes disinfecting rooms reserved for suspected coronavirus patients.
He isn’t certain what he fears more: being exposed to the coronavirus himself, or having to be quarantined for 14 days, as he is one of thousands of private contractors, many of whom receive little sick pay. But he knows what he would do if he did contract the virus — report to work …continued .
[Source: New York Times]