Front-line mums: Foreign nurses leave kids behind to fight Covid-19 in S'pore

A senior staff nurse at Yishun Community Hospital, Ms Nan Phoo Thandar Aung used to fly back home to Myanmar twice a year. PHOTO: YISHUN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
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SINGAPORE- It has been more than a year and a half since Ms Nan Phoo Thandar Aung has hugged or kissed her 11-year-old daughter.

A senior staff nurse at the Yishun Community Hospital, Ms Nan used to fly back home to Myanmar twice a year. But since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, she had to accept that the only way to see her child would be to video call and virtually accompany her on her daily activities.

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