A message to medical caregivers in the wake of COVID-19

Wishing all doctors, nurses, caregivers and other key workers all the best in the wake of the pandemic

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has proven to be a stressful time for those who work on the front lines of health care everywhere in the world. In Nigeria, we can’t imagine how tough it has been for all the doctors, nurses and caregivers all around the nation whilst trying to figure out the virus in an overstretched healthcare system, which lacks almost everything – from staff to equipment, especially given the attitudes of the population who haven’t taken the pandemic as seriously as they should and the rising number of cases everyday.

We must all take extra care, especially now that the government has eased up on the lockdown rules and things are likely to get more hectic around here. Healthcare workers remain at the front line of response and must be given the due props – beyond putting their own lives at risks, they are saving the lives of many, whilst containing the spread of the virus by nursing those who have been infected back to good health.

In order to demonstrate the public’s appreciation for everything Nigerian healthcare workers are doing for us in the wake of the pandemic, The Plug put together a heartwarming show of thanks for them. Featuring artists, actors and radio presenters such as Davido, Kemi Smallz, Jemima Osunde, Basket Mouth and more, the video gives a round of applause all our doctors, nurses, caregivers, research analysts and other key workers in the medical space.

We cannot thank you enough for your bravery, kindness, and valiant sacrifice, and we are wishing you all the best as we all continue to fight the nasty virus. Please do your best to stay at home and anything else you can to avoid the spread of the virus.