“There are just under 28 million nursing workers in the world. From 2013 to 2016, their number increased by 4.7 million. However, the shortage of nursing personnel around the world remains at 5.9 million, ”TASS quoted the report.

It is clarified that the largest shortage of nurses has been identified in Africa, Southeast Asia, the Eastern Mediterranean and a number of Latin American countries.

The latest worldwide distribution of COVID-19 is in RT.