Gabriel Tachtatzoglou, a critical care nurse in Greece, decided to treat his wife, in-laws and brother-in-law at his home when they fell ill with Covid-19. He made the decision for many reasons, “I’ve been working in the intensive care ward for 20 years, and I didn’t want to put my in-laws through the psychological strain of separation. Plus, there was already a lot of pressure on the health service.” Once his relatives fell ill, Tachtatzoglou was required to quarantine, and he got busy with preparing to treat them. He rented, borrowed and modified the monitors, oxygen delivery machines and other equipment his loved ones might need. “I looked after them up until the point where it would pose no danger. At all times, I was ready to move them to the hospital if needed.” Thankfully, it wasn’t necessary; all the patients, including Tachtatzoglou himself, who eventually contracted the virus, recovered without needing to go to the hospital.

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