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Healthcare workers' families worry about their health

Last Updated Apr 14, 2020 at 6:42 am MDT

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – With healthcare workers battling COVID-19 on the frontlines, their families stay at home with heads full of worries.

One woman says she’s worried about the toll the pandemic is taking on her husband, a family doctor thrust into urgent care recently.

“You worry about them every day from the minute they leave,” said Magdeline Anozie.

Her husband, Dr. Amara Anozie, says he has to take precautions before interacting with his family after work.

“When we come home, the first thing we do is I shed off whatever we use for the day.”

And, unfortunately for Dr. Anozie, he says he is a hugger.

“The family has come to realize that when daddy comes back, you don’t come hugging him anymore until he says, ‘okay you can come’.”

Magdeline says, with her husband getting older, they’re not sure yet if he’ll be able to work through the pandemic’s peak expected in mid-May.

-With files from CityNews