Even though millions of people are now working from home due to the pandemic, some have to go to work. Doctors, nurses, medical assistants, supermarket workers are dealing with the pandemic on the frontline and their priceless contribution is recognized.
However, cleaning staff that plays a vital role in cleaning and maintain hygiene at workplaces are forgotten.
Sant Joan de Deu hospital decided to pay tribute to their cleaning, kitchen and security staff by applauding them every day.
Namely, a video of health workers in Sant Joan de Deu hospital applauding to their non-medical staff went viral on Twitter.
Hoy queremos dar las gracias al personal de limpieza, de seguridad, cocina, infraestructuras, es decir a todos los profesionales no asistenciales que continúan ejerciendo sus tareas en unas circunstancias excepcionales a causa del #COVID19
Un aplauso muy merecido 👏 pic.twitter.com/mJnTXUbpF0
— Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona ES (@SJDbarcelona_es) March 27, 2020
The Department of Health in Catalonia shared the video and paid tribute to the staff tackling the pandemic every day.
According to the data by Johns Hopkins University, in Spain, there have been about 94.417 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 8.189 death cases. On the 30th of March, Pedro Sanchez, the Prime Minister of Spain, announced that the measures will be tightened in a bid to slow down the spread of the virus.