- Mathaby Blose thought the lockdown would only last 21 days and was worried about reporting for duty
- As an essential worker, she has been at work throughout the pandemic and is determined to make her country proud of her
- Social media users praised her for her determination and hard work to help those who need it most
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Mathaby Blose posted his story on Facebook, on the #ImStaying group, about how reporting to work every day was a struggle for her as the lockdown lasted far longer than he thought.
She has reported to duty each day knowing that she faces the prospect of catching the virus but is determined not to let her country down.
Briefly.co.za learned that she works as a dental nurse at Addington Hospital and is proud to be an essential worker. Here is her full story:
"When the lockdown started, I thought it was gonna last 21 days only. .. I was counting the days each time I reported for duty cos I'm an essential services worker and couldn't stay at home. I have lost count somewhere along the way and keep pushing myself to wake each morning and report for duty....cos SA needs me #imStaying."
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Facebook users were thrilled with her fantastic attitude and flooded the post with comments:
"It's ones like you that keeps us all going... I will call you my friend. I need you. We all need you. Thank you "
"Thank you for your continued hard work and sacrifice. May God Bless you all and keep you safe from this virus"
"Thank you so much for all your sacrifices. You are all so blessed. We pray for your protection throughout."
Jean De Beer:
"Thank you for your service God will bless you and your family."
Pauline de Villiers:
"Thank you for being there for everyone. You are all such heroes. Praying for you all."
Earlier Briefly.co.za reported that South African footballing legend Lucas Radebe is one of the finest players ever produced in Mzansi.
Aside from his exploits with the national team, Radebe was a stalwart at Leeds United during their time in the English Premier League.
However, the sporting hero took time out to honour the heroes involved in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that rapid antibody tests for Covid-19 have been approved by the South African health products regulator. Chairperson of the COVID-19 ministerial advisory committee, Professor Salim Abdool Karim has said that the tests will soon be made available to the public.
"Some of them are laboratory-based tests and others are clinic-based tests. We do not have any home-testing that we are looking at - it is only facility-based," said Karim.
The tests have been lauded as the 'missing weapon' in the fight against the coronavirus according to ENCA.
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