- The world celebrates International Nurses' Day today
- Various nursing councils have called on the international community to appreciate their work during this Covid-19 crisis
- Many social media users shared beautiful tribute messages
Today the world celebrates International Nurses' Day. Nurses have played a pivotal role amid the Covid-19 pandemic and the world has stood up to pay tribute to them.
The International Council of Nurses and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement released a joint statement calling on the world to appreciate nurses and other health care workers on the frontlines. It is believed that more than 90 000 health care workers worldwide have been infected with Covid-19 while in the line of duty. Heartfelt tributes have poured in to commemorate the occasion.
British Prime Minister shared a tweet showing his appreciation to nurses. The Prime Minister recently recovered from Covid-19:
"On #InternationalNursesDay, I pay tribute to Florence Nightingale, pioneer of modern nursing, who was born 200 years ago today. Thank you to all of our amazing nurses in the UK who are taking care of us, especially in this very difficult time. You are the very best of us."
"Happy #InternationalNursesDay!! May you continue to be protected as you discharge your duties!!!"
"The nurse in my life - my mother. Have seen her work passionately since my childhood. With her motivation, she made me dream and reach milestones. Nurse is not just a profession, they build emotional bond with all patients. Respects to all nurses on this #InternationalNursesDay"
Briefly.co.za salutes our nurses, thank you for your service.
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