Nurses across the United States have resorted to donning garbages bags as a protective gear against the coronavirus (COVID-19). Nurses at Mount Sinai West in Manhattan were among the first to adopt the use of bags, and photos of the workers splashed across the city tabloids this week.

A photo posted to Facebook shows three nurses at Mount Sinai West wearing black garbage bags as makeshift protective gowns.

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The pictures had been uploaded to social media by the nurses, but Mount Sinai has called on them to delete the photos.

 

Mount Sinai assistant nursing manager, Kious Kelly, 48, died from the coronavirus Tuesday. Many at the hospital blamed the lack protective gear for his death.

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Mount Sinai’s flagship hospital admitted him on the Upper East Side branch on March 17.