During this period of quarantine and self-isolation, it’s easy to forget all the people working behind the scenes to keep us safe. That’s why His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai took to social media to laud the heroes who combat the coronavirus.
#شكراً_خط_دفاعنا_الأول .. شكراً لتضحياتكم .. وسهركم .. وبذلكم من أجل الوطن ... أنتم حماة الوطن اليوم وسياجه وجنوده المخلصين ... أدعو الجميع لتوجيه الشكر لهم .. والثناء والتقدير لجهودهم المتواصلة ليل نهار .. أطباء وممرضين ومسعفين وإداريين في قطاعنا الطبي في الدولة .. شكراً لكم pic.twitter.com/CcJdGSXpfQ— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) March 24, 2020
Sheikh Mohammed’s post on Twitter praises medical care professionals and other workers at the frontline of the war on Covid-19, saying: “Thank you to all of those in the first line of defense. Thanks you for your sacrifices, sleepless nights, and efforts made for the sake of the nation. You are the true nation protectors and our loyal soldiers. I call on everyone to thank them for their strenuous and sustained efforts being made around the clock. To all doctors, nurses, paramedics and administrators in our health sector, Thank You."
At the end of the video, Sheikh Mohammed also launched a social media tag #ThankYouHeroes. Though the fight to flatten the curve hasn’t ended just yet, he assured everyone that national leaders are standing behind the health and medical professionals who are working round the clock since the pandemic started.
Lead image courtesy of Twitter/DubaiMediaOffice.