"Doctors, nurses, red cross volunteers, needed to be separated from their families, so they don’t transfer this virus to their families or their loved ones. These doctors and nurses were sleeping in the hospitals, sleeping in their cars," says Taymour Jreyssati, founder of Baytna Baytak, a new initiative in Lebanon that's providing frontline healthcare workers with free accommodation.

To date, Baytna Baytak has housed 370 healthcare professionals in unused Airbnbs, hotels, and apartments across Lebanon, also offering 3 meals a day and sanitisation services. 

"In the end, this allows us to focus solely on the patient, instead of also worrying about infecting our families at home," says Michael Abdallah, a surgeon at the Hôpital Notre Dame des Secours in Byblos.