Latvia has this week unveiled a beautiful new monument that honors the valiant work and efforts of healthcare workers all over the world during the coronavirus pandemic… Keep scrolling to see the touching tribute for yourself.
Since December 2019, a deadly outbreak of the coronavirus – or COVID-19, as it is scientifically referred to as – has brought the world to a total standstill.
Ultimately forcing millions of people to quarantine at home.
And our once-bustling streets now lay deserted.
The virus spread has across the globe like wildfire and, at the time of writing, there are now over 9 million coronavirus cases with a further 471,000 deaths.
Our healthcare workers have been stretched to their limits.
And medical researchers have been working tirelessly to find a vaccine for the deadly virus.
And, as a result of their bravery and dedication, so many incredible stories of recovery have been emerging throughout the last couple of months.
There was the story of the ninety-three-year-old patient who defied all odds by beating the virus – he was seen slowly leaving the hospital, and shaking the hands of each medical worker who had fought hard to save his life.
But, thanks to the valiant efforts of her doctors and nurses, she has since been given the all-clear, and can now return home to her child.
Egyptian medics were filmed surprising and embracing a Swedish patient who had just been given the all-clear.
And this patient was given the best send-off by his carers.
Medics at a hospital in Georgia gathered to applaud one of their young patients, who had recently recovered from the virus.
And their positivity has shined brightly throughout the entire pandemic.
And they all serve as a poignant reminder of the sheer importance of our valiant healthcare workers.
All over the world, people have been saying thank you in different ways – for instance, in the United Kingdom, the country would applaud every Thursday to show solidarity and appreciation for their medical workers.
But now, another country has given their own tribute…
And it may just be the most beautiful of them all.
Riga, the country’s capital, has erected a statue that marks the memory of all those who have fought so valiantly against the coronavirus pandemic.
And, standing in at twenty-feet tall, it has been christened, “Medics to the World.”
Which, in itself, stands as a symbol for the many patients that she has selflessly cared for throughout this devastating pandemic.
And was sculpted by of the professors at that aforementioned academy, Aigars Bikše.
Mr. Bikše told Latvian TV channel LSM.lv: “The 3-month-long lockdown period and fear for their lives has made the people change their perspective towards doctors, nurses, and other medical staff. Many just now for the first time in their lives realized the vital importance of medical staff.” What an incredible tribute.
Keep scrolling to see the incredible celebrations made by healthcare workers for their recovered patients in New York…