Nurse Disciplined for Wearing Bra and Undies Under See-Through PPE Gown

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A nurse in Russia was suspended from the hospital where she worked in Tula, 100 miles south of Moscow, after she arrived at her shift in the all-male coronavirus patient wing with no clothing save for her skivvies under her transparent personal protective equipment. 

The unidentified staffer told her managers at Tula Regional Clinical Hospital that she was “too hot” to wear clothing underneath the head-to-toe vinyl gown, which protected her from contracting COVID-19. While there were reportedly “no complaints” from her patients, hospital chiefs punished the nearly nude nurse for “non-compliance with the requirements for medical clothing.” 

The nurse claims she didn’t realize that her underwear was showing through the PPE. However, the regional health ministry confirmed that “a disciplinary sanction was applied to the nurse of the infectious diseases department who violated [uniform] requirements.” They did not elaborate on what exactly the disciplinary measure would be. The hospital administration originally claimed the woman in her 20's had been wearing “lingerie” — but later clarified the two-piece ensemble was possibly a “swimming suit.”

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