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Anna Carvalho doesn’t know when she’ll be able to hug her daughter again.

In fact, she doesn’t know the next time they’ll even be in the same room.

Carvalho is an emergency doctor at Vancouver General Hospital and one of thousands of B.C. health-care workers on the front lines against the coronavirus pandemic.

A single mother, she recently made the gut-wrenching choice to leave her twin four-year-old girls Vianna and Annalia in the care of her sister and parents.

With the potential exposure to COVID-19 she faces at work, the risk of passing the disease on to her family was too high.

“I laid awake actually for nights trying to figure out what would be the best thing to keep my parents safe, my girls safe,” she told Global News.

“And this is really the only one I could come up with. It was kind of like the least of all evil. For me, it’s hard, but I think it’s actually good for my girls to be with family and have a routine.”

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