11.03pm EDT23:03 Lockdown in a French psychiatric ward An Agence France Press photojournalist has been granted rare access to a psychiatric ward under lockdown in France, which has one of the highest death tolls in Europe. The patients of the Centre psychiatrique du Bois de Bondy have been under strict lockdown since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in France in mid-March, and they haven’t received any visits from their relatives since. According to a tribune published by a group French psychiatrists early April 2020, a person affected by a psychiatric disease can suffer 1.5 or 2 times more often, compared to the rest of the population, from associated conditions, such as cardiovascular disorders, diabetes or hypertension, and are therefore more vulnerable to Covid-19. A patient walks in a corridor of the psychiatric hospital “EPS de Ville Evrard, Centre psychiatrique du Bois de Bondy”, on May 7, 2020, in Bondy, France Photograph: Loïc Venance/AFP via Getty Images A patient covers his face as he poses in his bedroom at the psychiatric hospital “EPS de Ville Evrard, Centre psychiatrique du Bois de Bondy”. Photograph: Loïc Venance/AFP via Getty Images Psychiatrist Pedro Serra (R) speaks with a patient placed in an isolated room at the psychiatric hospital “EPS de Ville Evrard, Centre psychiatrique du Bois de Bondy” Photograph: Loïc Venance/AFP via Getty Images A patient who recovered from the COVID-19 lays in bed at the psychiatric hospital “EPS de Ville Evrard, Centre psychiatrique du Bois de Bondy” Photograph: Loïc Venance/AFP via Getty Images 10.45pm EDT22:45 Japan: ‘Onslaught of bullying and discrimination’ amid outbreak The Associated Press reports that the coronavirus in Japan has brought not just an epidemic of infections, but also an onslaught of bullying and discrimination against the sick, their families and health workers trying to save lives. Medical workers at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ward for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients at St. Marianna Medical University Hospital in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo, Japan May 4, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters A government campaign to raise awareness seems to be helping, at least for medical workers. But it’s made
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