- Linas Beliūnas in a viral post on Monday, April 13, shared a romantic picture of a couple who are health workers
- The doctors held written notes which said that though they ought to be getting married, they had to cancel plans for their office calls
- The sacrifice of the couple is one of several others who have had to forsake their personal interests
While it may be an overstated fact that health workers are making extra efforts to ensure people's safety during coronavirus pandemic, the individual sacrifices they make may not be getting the needed attention.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Linas Beliūnas, a fintech expert, shared the photo of a couple on his LinkedIn on Monday, April 13, to show how they placed people's needs over theirs.
The said couple who were supposed to be married dumped their plans for that and resumed work to attend to the increasing number of coronavirus cases.
In a romantic photoshoot, the couple kissed and held cardboards that read: "We should be getting married today but instead we went to work for you. So, stay at home for us."
Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that nothing proves the adage that desperate times call for desperate measures like the action taken by an Indonesian village, Kepuh, on Java Island in dealing with the spread of coronavirus.
The village employed a part of its folklore which said ghostly figures (pocong) stand for the trapped souls of the dead to make people stay at home.
Kepuh enlisted the help of volunteers to dress as ghosts so that people can be scared of coming out of their houses and discouraged from forming any kind of social gathering.
It should be noted that there are only 4,500 cases of the virus and 400 people who have died from it as confirmed by John Hopkins University.
The response to the desperate move was initially trivialised as people trooped out to see the performing ghosts.
A resident, however, said that things later improved as people started staying inside more, adding that they would not even come out for prayers.
"Since the pocong appeared, parents and children have not left their homes. And people will not gather or stay on the streets after evening prayers,” the resident said.
The idea was planned by the head of the village’s youth group, Anjar Pancaningtyas, in collaboration with local police.
"We wanted to be different and create a deterrent effect because pocong are spooky and scary," head of the youth group said.
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