Covid-19: Touching video shows pedestrians applauding healthcare workers

Covid-19: Touching video shows pedestrians applauding healthcare workers

- A video has been shared online showing people praising healthcare workers on the street

- The footage was taken on the streets of New York

- Social media users found the post heartwarming and thanked the frontline workers for their sacrifice

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A touching video was shared on social media showing people on the street applauding healthcare workers.

The 'frontliners', as they have become known, were thanked by the masses for helping the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The video was taken in the streets of New York and showed pedestrians cheering for healthcare workers. It was shared on Instagram by Entertainmenttonight with the caption:

"New York City, 7pm. ALL the applause for our healthcare workers!"

Social media users were touched by the gesture and shared their thoughts in the comments section of the post. Instagram user Iamlove013 said:

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"Please... Let's keep the same energy and appreciation after the pandemic."

dianecwhite said:

"I just think that this is so cool."

sandie.smith.98 said:

"So touching."

Others were concerned about why there were so many people on the streets and why they were not practising social distancing. IG user shettychinky said:

"But why are so many people out on the streets?"

jinxed_nail_junkie said:

"Yes it’s great but I notice no social distancing??? Smh"

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a 23-year-old surgeon from India identified as Shifa M Mohammed postponed her wedding and decided to serve coronavirus patients at an isolation centre.

Dr Shifa was supposed to tie the knot on March 29 but chose to work on that day to take care of her patients at the isolation centre. She is a house surgeon at the Pariyaram Medical College Hospital in Kannur.

The surgeon said her marriage can wait, but not her patients who are struggling in isolation wards.

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She said: “It is true, I was in the corona ward on my wedding day and some of my friends even teased me saying I was dressed in my best attire (PPE). But I always enjoy serving my patients.”

In other news, Micheal Igwe, an Abia-indigene, said that creativity in handling coronavirus patients is a very important skill all health workers must have to combat the disease.

Igwe has been tapping into his Christian background and love for church songs in Igbo to help his patients conquer the fears associated with the deadly virus.

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