- A Russian nurse whose pictures went viral after wearing lingerie under a see-through gown while administering medicine to Covid-19 patients has become a TV presenter
- Nadia Zhukova was initially disciplined by hospital bosses but the punishment received public backlash, which made the hospital withdraw it
- A local TV station has now offered the young lady a role as a weather presenter
Nadia Zhukova, a Russian nurse whose pictures went viral after wearing only lingerie under a see-through protective gown in a coronavirus ward, has become a TV weather presenter.
The 23-year-old was pictured wearing a transparent PPE as she gave patients their medicine, Daily Mail reports.
Briefly.co.za gathers that the young lady was initially disciplined by hospital bosses but her punishment was withdrawn due to public backlash.
Speaking on why she wore the see-through gown, Nadia complained that she was 'too hot' in the hazmat gown. Vesti Tula in the south of Moscow has offered her a role as a weather presenter but she will continue to work as a nurse.
She will be a presenter as she works as a nurse and upgrades her training to become a medical doctor. Speaking on her new role, Nadia said:
"It is a big thing for me. Thank you for letting me try. My parents will watch in the evening after work."
Meanwhile, Brazil might have been the first country to test the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University, but it appears Russia has made it to the finish line first.
The nation has successfully completed human trials of the vaccine, with Elena Smolyarchuk from the Russian Center for Clinical Research on Medications at Sechenow University saying that test patients are set to be discharged soon:
"The research has been completed and it proved that the vaccine is safe. The volunteers will be discharged on July 15 and July 20."
Forbes reports that there is no indication as to when the vaccine will enter commercial production, but nevertheless this bodes well for the global fight against the virus.
Over 21 vaccines are currently under trial worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.
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