Health worker’s post brings hope, comfort to social media users amid COVID-19 threat

Images from Gelo Zada and Makati Medical Center | Facebook
  • Health worker’s post brought comfort to thousands of social media users amid the threat of COVID-19
  • On Facebook, Makati Medical Center’s Gelo Zada shared that they just sent home four COVID-19 patients who are now free from the dreaded virus
  • As of posting, Zada’s good news has received more than 70,000 positive reactions and was already shared 64,000 times

Amid the threat of COVID-19, a health worker’s post has been bringing hope and comfort to thousands of people online.

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On Facebook, Makati Medical Center’s Gelo Zada shared that they just sent home four COVID-19 patients who are now free from the dreaded virus.

“We will triumph! Good news naman!” Makati Medical Center’s Gelo Zada wrote in the caption of his photo, which has a text that reads, “Happy to say that we have sent home four COVID-negative patients! Down to six now! We will beat this!”

As of posting, Zada’s good news has received more than 70,000 positive reactions and was already shared 64,000 times. In the comments section of the post, hundreds of social media users thanked him, as well as the other frontliners all over the country; the ones who are fondly called “COVID heroes”.

According to the latest data from the Department of Health (DOH), the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country has reached 202; which includes 17 fatalities and seven recoveries.

Earlier, the DOH launched the DOH COVID-19 emergency hotlines 02-894-COVID (02-894-26843) and 1555 in partnership with the National Emergency Hotline of the Department of Interior and Local Government, and PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications Inc.

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Through the hotlines, callers can ask questions if they suspect they are infected with COVID-19, or request assistance if they have symptoms and/or known exposure to confirmed cases or patients under investigation.

The information collected from emergency calls is transmitted to the COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center and other relevant agencies for immediate facilitation and response.

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