A few days ago messages of support were shared across various social media platforms - beginning with the Dubai Expat Community Facebook group - to initiate a second round of applause for all our medical staff, workers, cleaners and individuals who find themselves working on the frontlines amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yesterday evening residents around Dubai could be spotted sharing their appreciation from their balconies or windows in support of frontline workers.
The Dubai Media Office also shared a video of residents in Jumeriah Beach Residence cheering in high spirits to appreciate the honored residents who work diligently during this situation.
Residents in Dubai’s JBR came out from their balconies to cheer for our first line of defence, our heroes who work tirelessly to combat Covid-19. #ThankYouHeroes pic.twitter.com/U01oVF6ZkX— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 25, 2020
Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 25, 2020
The Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, shared a tweet saying: "Thank you, our first line of defense. Thank you for your sacrifices and your watchfulness for the sake of the country. You are the protectors of the homeland today and its loyal soldiers. I invite everyone to thank them and appreciate for their continuous efforts,”
#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
The UAE has put strong precautionary measures in place while a #StayHome message is being displayed on the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, in Arabic and English, while telecommunication companies incorporated the campaign into their displays on mobile phones.
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