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City residents join rest of India to say ‘Thank You’ to COVID-19 warriors

At 5 pm on Sunday, residents in the city took to their terraces and balconies, some even peering out of windows, to clap and express their gratitude and appreciation for the frontline workers, including doctors and medical staff, who risk their lives in the fight against the COVID-19.

City residents join rest of India to say ‘Thank You’ to COVID-19 warriors
Kids joined the elderly in the city to applaud the service of health workers


Some used kitchen utensils to make themselves hear louder, while some even played instruments like flutes along with clapping.

“We are showing our appreciation for public workers like the doctors, police and sanitary workers who are working hard even during the risk of getting infected by COVID-19. They are the people who are ensuring that the rest of the society is safe and healthy, and we owe our gratitude to them,” said Aralakesi B, a resident of Besant Nagar.

At the site visited by DT Next, the roads were empty as the workers had finished the day’s duties. However, this is not an issue, said residents, as social media would deliver the message.

The moment also offered a chance for bonding for some of the residents. “We’ve been inside all day, and so coming out and seeing our neighbours felt nice. We are social distancing, but it is nice to see their faces and say hello from across the terrace,” said Amrutha Kalyansundar, another resident of Besant Nagar.

The event was held across the city, with residents from T Nagar, Mylapore, Kodambakkam, Virugambakkam and elsewhere taking part in the event from 4.45 pm to 5.15 pm, as requested by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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