There is a wealth of evidence showing that the dangerous task of battling the coronavirus pandemic falls on the shoulders of the healthcare and service workforce.
The people in these sectors are billed as frontliners, who collectively create a ray of hope through singular moments of altruism amid these times of crisis.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that athletes have also joined an ever-growing chorus, saluting those who provide essential services in a critical setting.
The talents of Virtual Playground like Brandon Vera, Pauline Lopez, Ricci Rivero, Mika Reyes, Johnvic de Guzman, Rochelle Suarez, Kat and Vince Tolentino, CJ Cansino, and Christiana Dimaunahan, among many others, offered a video online to express gratitude to all the courageous and selfless professionals.
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— Virtual Playground (@VPlaygroundPH) March 22, 2020
“I want to give a shout out to all the frontliners,” Vera said.
In the one-minute video, the players also reminded the public to follow important precautions. These include frequent washing of hands, doing the necessary to boost one’s immunity, social distancing and home quarantine.
“Well we, your Virtual Playground family, are one with the nation in containing and ending this COVID-19 situation,” Mela Tunay and De Guzman then added in unison.
As of March 24, the Department of Health disclosed that the reported cases of the coronavirus continue to rise in the Philippines, bringing the total count to 552. The number of fatalities has risen to 35, while the number of recoveries is at 20.
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