While we deal with the political drama in Malaysia, incessant water cuts, hoo-ha about ever-changing CMCO regulations and complain about all the inconveniences due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our frontliners are silently working around the clock to keep us as safe as possible.
Cases have been spiking especially in Sabah and a recent tweet shared by Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood, the prime minister's special adviser on public health put things in perspective.
Me: “has anyone tested + yet?”
Them: “No, we pray we stay healthy as can’t afford to be ill or quarantined. But if we hv to, we’ve decided we will all quarantine together but keep working. If we collapse, Sabah collapses”. Lab staff handling COVID specimens. Heroes
The tweet reminded many Malaysians of how hard our frontliners including the lab staff are working and how much they have been sacrificing to keep Malaysians safe.
The real picture
Several frontliners also replied to the tweet explaining how they were exhausted and have been separated from their families but are still pushing on for the nation.
Many Malaysians also tweeted words of encouragement and thanks to the lab technicians in Sabah and other frontliners working throughout the country.
It's so lovely to see Malaysians tweeting messages of appreciation, but that's not all that we can and should do.
We should also make sure we follow the SOPs, wash our hands, practice good cough and sneeze etiquette, stay at home as much as possible and head to a doctor if we notice COVID-19 symptoms.
The only way to help our frontliners is to reduce the number of people infected with COVID-19.
We all have to do our part to flatten the curve.
Remember the heroes who are silently working around the clock to help us and just do your part.