- A police officer has asked South Africans to pray for healthcare and emergency services workers who will be on duty during the 21-day lockdown
- Roshan Isaacs said they have pledged themselves to the service of humanity and the country
- The three-week lockdown will start on Thursday midnight and continue until 16 April
While most South Africans will be indoors during the upcoming 21-day lockdown, healthcare and emergency services workers and those in security services have been tasked with making sure everyone is safe.
They need prayers from the citizens more than ever now as they try to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country.
Just like everyone else, they are not immune to the virus but they will put their lives at risk for the country.
Roshan Isaacs has asked the nation for prayers as he is one of the people who will leave his family behind as he responds for the call of duty.
He took to social media and posted a selfie of himself and a colleague while they were in full uniform and in face masks.
He captioned the post:
"My first time posting. While in quarantine, we pledge ourselves to the service of humanity and the country. While people will be at home, we will leave our families and put our lives at risk for our beautiful country. For everyone's own safety and protection I want to encourage everyone to adhere to the lockdown so the COVID-19 can be stopped. Please pray for all healthcare and emergency service workers."
Other social media users have saluted Roshan and the many service personnel who will put their lives at risk for the safety of South Africans.
Ibtisaam Rossier Sonday commented:
"May God bless all healthcare workers, and all those risking their lives for their country's well-being. May God protect them, keep them safe in his care."
Marie-Martine Heaney posted:
"Thank you to you and your fellow service men and women."
Onica Sithole wrote:
"Salute and in our prayers we shall keep you."
Athina Marie Petersen wrote:
"Salute chief, thank you for your sacrifice and commitment. May God protect you all."
Russel Chordnum added:
"Thank you guys, we appreciate you and your efforts. God bless you and your families."
Briefly.co.za has reported that local celebrities, including Boity Thulo, were sympathising with the people who would be at work while most of South Africa goes into lockdown for three weeks.
The majority of businesses will have their doors shut but essential services will remain available during this period.
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