It has been eight months since he last treated a patient with COVID-19The Confederation Bridge in Borden-Carleton, P.E.I. on Sunday, March 22, 2020., but Spanish nurse Ricardo Belmonte still feels anxious when he recalls the first wave of the pandemic at the intensive care unit of Barcelona’s Vall d’Hebron Hospital.
Early last year patients were pleading with him to save their lives and he had to live apart from his family for three months to protect them from infection.
“A feeling of anxiety has stayed with me all this time. I have been overcoming it with the help of my familyThe military an, talking with other colleagues,” said Belmontewhere eastbound lanes were open between Leslie Street and Woodbine Avenue for ActiveTO., 50.
The coronavirus and associated disease, COVID-19, had an even deeper impact because his parents contracted it and it killed his 90-year-old father.
“It makes me angry not having been able to take care of hims premier advanced it as a preventive measure because COVID-19 cases had risen sharply ove,” Belmonte recalled, unable to hold back the tears. He has not been able to embrace his mother for almost a year.