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Nurses risk their lives to save others from COVID-19 and many sadly become infected by the virus and lose their battles – one group is honouring them.


South Africa (14 January 2021) – The problem with the Coronavirus numbers is that they are not personal for us. We all know someone who has been infected and survived, but the reality of the virus only hits home when a loved one is lost.

One group of people is harder hit than any other; our medical frontline workers are saving lives and risking theirs at the same time. Sadly, many healthworkers are contracting COVID-19 and losing their battles. Their faces and names are never heard by the greater public – a public that often disregards the rules put in place to save lives.

A Facebook group has been started to honour the lives of nurses that have lost their COVID-19 battles. The group puts names and faces to the growing number of losses and helps to honour these brave men and women’s memories.

We need to all take a moment to honour the men and women who are working tirelessly to care for those in hospital and at clinics. And remember they risk their lives every day on the frontline.

“Nurse: just another word to describe a person strong enough to tolerate anything and soft enough to understand anyone.”

If you would like to honour a nurse who has lost their battle, you can join the RIP Nurses SA group here.

Sources: Facebook
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