"You don’t know when and how God’s blessings come. It is everyone’s dream to have a conversation or meet with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed."
Prime Minister Boris Johnson was joined by Annemarie Plas, who founded the #ClapforCarers initiative that lasted for 10 weeks following the imposition of the national lockdown on March 23, during Sunday's round of applause.
The UAE government has announced that the number of COVID-19 tests has broken the two million mark, reaching 2,044,493 screenings as part of the national plan to intensify coronavirus detection.
He said the pandemic had helped the world rediscover the fundamental role of nurses in healthcare, adding that they deserve to be more valued and their working conditions improved.
The training will provide volunteers with nursing skills in 3 days only, to enable them to support experts on the field and provide medical and nursing services.
Providing palliative care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center can be taxing for nurses trying to extend and improve the lives of seriously ill patients, especially amid the pandemic.
The Health Ministry on Sunday recorded nearly 64,000 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours for a total of 2,153,010. At least 628,747 patients are still undergoing treatment.
About one million of the Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) across India have been given the responsibility of hunting for suspected coronavirus cases, especially in villages and slums.
"We think we are an instrument of hope to give spiritual, mental and emotional support also to our patients in time of despair. That’s why when Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince personally appreciated me, I felt he was recognising all nurses for spreading hope," said Jessa Dawn Ubag, 31.
A total of 2,401 nurses tested positive for COVID-19, followed by doctors, 1,433; nursing assistants, 304; medical technologists, 144; midwives, 188; radiologic technologists, 68; pharmacists, 68; and respiratory therapists, 57, according to the Department of Health.