On the occasion of World Health Day on April 7, UAE leaders took to their social media to thank the healthcare professionals fighting Covid-19 globally.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, tweeted a special video depicting the hard work of days and nights put in by the medical staff risking their own lives to save others from the virus. “The World Health Day is observed today amid exceptional circumstances experienced by the entire globe,” wrote Sheikh Mohammed. “Allocating one day, a month or a year is not enough to thank healthcare providers who risk their lives for people’s lives. They stay away from their families and stay in their hospitals so that people stay safe in their homes. May Allah bless you to protect people.”
يمر يوم الصحة العالمي اليوم بشكل استثنائي على العالم. شكر مقدمي الرعاية الصحية لا يكفيه يوم ولا شهر ولا عام..يخاطرون بحياتهم من أجل حياة الناس..ويبتعدون عن أسرهم لكي تقترب الأسر من بعضها..ويبيتون في مستشفياتهم من أجل يبقى الناس مطمئنين في بيوتهم.حفظكم الله ووفقكم لحفظ عباده وخلقه pic.twitter.com/VTo8f57W9Q
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) April 7, 2020
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, also commended the brave efforts of these frontline heroes around the world. He tweeted, “On World Health Day, I salute those who dedicate their lives to this profession. While medicines may treat, it is their support and care that gives us the hope for a healthier tomorrow. Let us recognize the brave medical staff globally who are leading the fight against Covid-19.”
في يوم الصحة العالمي نحيي العاملين في هذا المجال الحيوي الذين يتفانون في ظروف استثنائية صعبة لضمان حصول الجميع على الرعاية الصحية وحماية مجتمعاتهم من خطر الأمراض والأوبئة..نثمن جهود كوادر التمريض والأطباء على الخط الأمامي في مكافحة فيروس كورونا..البشرية كلها معكم ومدينة لكم.
— محمد بن زايد (@MohamedBinZayed) April 7, 2020
In the ongoing battle to curb the spread of Covid-19, this is not the first time the UAE leaders have expressed their gratitude and motivated the people of the country to do the same. In March, the Ruler of Dubai launched an online campaign paying tribute to the healthcare workers. The campaign video paired with the hashtag #ThankYouHeroes, highlighted the hard work put in by UAE’s doctors, nurses, paramedics and medical teams under tense circumstances.
The past couple of months have also seen swift measures taken by the UAE government to safeguard public health. The most recent ones in Dubai include a 24-hour sanitization drive as well as the opening of a drive-through facility where UAE expatriates and citizens can get tested for Covid-19 within five minutes, and free of charge.