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Bikers pray at Windhoek hospitals – Valerie’s goosebump moment

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Valerie: “I am from Namibia, and my goosebump moment was very recent when the bikers’ community here in Windhoek, the capital, decided to get together and go and pray for people at the hospitals. We have been struggling with the covid virus over here for quite a few months now, and people are losing hope. So what really encouraged me is that these bikers consisted of people from all cultures and races and colors, and they went out and they prayed for doctors and nurses and patients inside, and you could see from the windows that people were crying and hugging and even smiling a bit, people had hope. This is a message for all the world to see. We need hope, we need encouragement, we need love, we need unity, we need compassion. Please people, go out, be kind, love each other. We can all do it, change starts with each and every one of us. Thank you, Bye!”

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Bikers’ community pray for people at hospitals

With blue and white balloons released into the air, symbolising peace and calm, motorcyclists from Windhoek, Namibia, gathered in front of public and private hospitals this past June to show their support for the healthcare workers who have struggled to keep coronavirus patients safe.

The group visited and prayed for affected patients, healthcare workers and family members at Lady Pohamba Private Hospital, Roman Catholic Private Hospital, Rhino Park Hospital, Paramount Health Center, the capital’s cancer center and Widnhoek Mediclinic. This noble gesture generated hope and gave many people goosebumps.

Medical personnel in their fight against covid-19

Doctors, nurses, nurses’ aides and other healthcare workers have become unwitting heroes in the fight against the coronavirus, winning accolades and heartfelt applause from balconies and streets around the world.

From Africa’s Douala to the monumental Rome, via cosmopolitan New York, the new epicenter of the virus, to the battered Guayaquil, the pandemic has claimed the lives of 118,000 people, including many doctors and nurses, and infected 1.9 million.

The daily life of this army of health professionals, with their unwavering vocation to try to save lives, is difficult.

The high influx of patients, the lack of equipment, the fear of infection and the need to support the most seriously ill patients are the difficulties and tasks they must overcome and accomplish every day.

In this fight to stop the spread of the coronavirus, doctors and nurses are on the front line. They are caring for infected patients. They tend to the flood of suspected cases. They reassure those who, overcome by fear, come for help. They are heroes and heroines in white coats who, since Saturday, have been enjoying the applause of crowds around the world every night.

Solidarity in times of pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic, which has caused drama, claimed lives and devastated economies, has brought with it another ‘virus’: solidarity. This solidarity is contagious, life-giving, and has spread as Covid-19 progresses.

This pressing health crisis has brought out the best in our society. It is putting humanity to the test, so that, together, it can overcome this bad time.

It is in the worst of times that great actions can also be seen. Actions that translate into the response of organizations, institutions, governments, foundations and anonymous individuals, who mobilize resources, efforts and aid at speeds never seen before for their more immediate and visible effect on the health, lives and economies of countries.

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