The Lariboisière hospital (in the 10th arrondissement of Paris) hired security agents to escort doctors, nurses and other hospital staff when they travel to the nearby stations and metro stations. Due to its large Turkish Muslim minority, the 10th arrondissement is often called “La Petite Turquie” (Little Turkey).
RAIR Foundation Physical and verbal assaults against the caregivers of this hospital located, have multiplied over the past several weeks, and since France’s lockdown, reports BFMTV
What’s more, the College of Pharmacists, reported a sharp increase in attacks since the arrival of the Chinavirus. French police have reported violent attacks by Muslim migrants who refuse to comply with quarantine measures. Muslim immigrant neighborhoods have started to revolt and loot supermarkets.
Medics at the Lariboisière Hospital in the 10th arrondissement of Paris require protection in the evenings after they have finished their shifts. Photos taken by Newsflash show a female hospital employee wearing a mask and rubber gloves walking alongside a bodyguard, who is also donning a mask. Another snap shows a minder standing in the city’s famous Gare du Nord train station holding a sign which says: “Accompanied departure for Lariboisiere”.
The capital’s iconic station is just 300 meters from the hospital yet employees do not feel safe enough to make the journey on foot alone between the hours of 6pm and 10pm. France has 59,105 confirmed cases of the virus and 5,387 deaths have been reported. The epidemic has given way to a surge in violent incidents against hospital workers.