Medical staff goes viral in video, touches hearts: "Help us"

Medical staff goes viral in video, touches hearts: "Help us"

- A video has gone viral and it touched social media users' hearts across the world

- The clip shows medical staff holding up several signs and pleading with people to adhere to the precautions and restrictions put into place to combat the coronavirus

- The video gathered over 2.2 million views in just a day

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Medical staff members, whether they're nurses or doctors, are fighting the Covid-19 virus on the frontlines.

By 3 March, at least 3 300 health care workers were infected with the coronavirus and earlier today, the Daily Mail reported 2 600 medical staff members had contracted the Covid-19 virus in Italy.

While many countries have gone into lockdown and introduced several restrictions to help keep the citizens safe, health care workers remain at work and are often under-staffed and exposed to the deadly virus.

On Wednesday, a human civil rights activist, known only by his Twitter name @_SJPeace_, shared a heartbreaking video.

The clip shows medical workers holding up signs as they asked people to stay at home, wash their hands and do whatever it takes to stay safe.

Take a look at the heart-breaking video below:

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The clip gathered over 2.2 million views in just a day and social media users across the world were left touched by the messages in the video.

Twitter user, @Stealthwater, commented:

"I broke down crying in the ER yesterday. They are the best humanity has to offer. We need to all be like them and care that much to refuse to back down and not do what's needed. We must all do our part for them."

Another tweep, @MarkPl08, added:

"My aunt is a nurse that is in a ”increased risk group”. She is worried but she also fights and tries to stay positive. Please people, don’t underestimate this issue, respect healthcare workers, if you’re a believer then if you can... pray for them. And please stay at home." reported earlier that President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed the number of coronavirus cases has risen to 150.

Ramaphosa himself has confirmed an increase in coronavirus cases from 116 on Wednesday to 150. This 34 case increase was noted as Ramaphosa met with faith-based leaders in a bid to garner support in the fight against the outbreak.

The president told those in attendance that the country is united in its action against the pandemic and the belief that prayer will help counter the panic over the virus.

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