In the fight against Covid-19, Pakistanis – young and old – are coming together and helping in whatever way they can. Recently, a video went viral on social media showing Pakistani drivers in Barcelona, Spain who have started free cab services for nurses and other medical staff in the country.
Spain is the fourth most affected country in the world after the United States, Italy, and China. The country has recorded 50,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus with almost 350 deaths so far.
The video, shared by Pakistani actress Nadia Jamil, showed how the Pakistani taxi drivers were appreciating the medical staff who are working day and night to fight the global pandemic.
Syed Shiraz, a Pakistani driver in Barcelona said, “Pakistanis always stand in the bad times for the people of this country [Spain]. In the year 2007, when there was a terrorist attack in the country, we even then provided social services to the people here.”
“Since this coronavirus outbreak, Spain is amongst the top affected countries of the world. Pakistani taxi drivers have now decided to provide free services to medical staff”.
Spanish doctors, medical staff thankful to Pakistanis
Spanish nurses and medical staff are also thankful to Pakistanis for supporting them during this difficult time. “Together we can come out of this pandemic,” one of the Spanish doctors said.
Pakistanis pay tribute to Spanish doctors and medical staff every day at 8 pm. They gather on a street and appreciate them for their efforts in the fight coronavirus. According to the Pakistani taxi drivers, they are doing their part to fight the disease as well as making their nation back in Pakistan proud.
Pakistani Taxi Drivers in Barcelona giving free taxi service to all Corners Nurses and Medical Staff. They wait outside the hospitals for them. Respect to all medic staff and all those supporting them during these difficult times.
May we all heal and stay safe. InshaAllah ♥️ pic.twitter.com/O3uGBCVKl3
— Nadia Jamil (@NJLahori) March 27, 2020
Over 25,000 people have died from COVID-19 worldwide, while more than 551,000 infections have been confirmed in at least 170 countries. Over 127,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and health experts, only by adopting and social distancing and washing hands frequently, the world can fight the deadly virus.
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