Dusty nurses in Myanmar


Myanmar Nurses Covered In Dust As They Spread Awareness About COVID-19 In Rural Areas

Images adapted from: Tai Community Online

As COVID-19 has just hit Myanmar and infected 5 people, healthcare workers there were quick to spread awareness to citizens in the country, even those in villages far from cities. 

On 26th March 2020, Facebook page Tai Community Online posted pictures of nurses, all covered in dust, as they were publicising about the virus in Shan state, in the northern part of Myanmar. 

Myanmar Nurses Covered In Dust As They Spread Awareness About COVID-19 In Rural Areas

Images adapted from: Tai Community Online

All the nurses were in the back of a small pickup truck that was going through a dry dirt road with dust flying everywhere. 

The truck was also equipped with a megaphone and a signboard with important information on the side, so that villagers could clearly understand their message regarding the new disease.


Netizens send their respect and love


Myanmar Nurses Covered In Dust As They Spread Awareness About COVID-19 In Rural Areas

Image credit: Tai Community Online

The post has since been shared for over 1,500 times with over 6,000 reactions. 

Thai netizens who have come across the post left behind supportive and cheerful comments for the nurses in the photos – proving that the respect for healthcare workers transcends all borders.

Myanmar Nurses Covered In Dust As They Spread Awareness About COVID-19 In Rural Areas

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Translation: I hope everybody’s safe from COVID-19. Sending love from a Bangkokian.

Myanmar Nurses Covered In Dust As They Spread Awareness About COVID-19 In Rural Areas

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Translation: Keep up the good work, guys! You’re really giving your all and working beyond limitations. 

Myanmar Nurses Covered In Dust As They Spread Awareness About COVID-19 In Rural Areas

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Translation: Sending my heart and moral support to healthcare workers in all countries 

Myanmar Nurses Covered In Dust As They Spread Awareness About COVID-19 In Rural Areas

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Translation: This is the usual sight during our summers. Sending love.

Thank you to all nurses and doctors for working so hard to protect everybody’s health – we’re rooting for you!

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