This is what I call a Hero
An Italian nurse who was pictured slumped over her desk during a long shift has revealed she tested positive for coronavirus shortly after the snap was taken, but said she 'can't wait to get back' to work.
Elena Pagliarini, 43, became a symbol of the Italian health workers' efforts when a picture of her asleep still in her gloves, masks, scrubs and headgear at a Cremona hospital was heavily shared three weeks ago.
Five days after the photograph was taken the nurse tested positive for coronavirus.
She has now recovered and is eager to get back to work, telling Italian news site Cremonasipuò.it: 'I can't wait to get back.'