Tue, 26 Jan 2021

BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Some 60,145 healthcare workers in Argentina contracted the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and 362 of them died as a result, the Health Ministry's Secretary of Access to Health Carla Vizzotti said on Wednesday.

On Thursday, Dec. 3, Argentina celebrates Day of the Doctor and this commemoration will be "a very special day, a very special year," Vizzotti said at a press conference.

"The message that we want to give from the ministry is to prioritize healthcare staff, acknowledge the doctors and give recognition to those who have lost their lives in response to this pandemic," she added.

The South American country detected its first case of COVID-19 on March 3, and reported a total of 1,432,570 cases and 38,928 deaths from the disease as of Tuesday.

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