Shortly after 15:00 this afternoon, Cretan nurses started arriving at Heraklion airport in order to go to Thessaloniki and help in the “battle” against COVID-19.
10 nurses specializing in Intensive Care Unit’s voluntarily asked to go to Thessaloniki, which has especially suffered from a second wave of COVID-19.
Four of the ten nurses who arrived at Nikos Kazantzakis Heraklion Airport said : “Wish us good luck. And be careful.”
Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou was clearly moved by this act and said on Twitter:
“Ten nurses from Crete, specializing in ICU, are voluntarily going to the Ippokrateio hospital in Thessaloniki to support their colleagues in the fight against the pandemic. An exemplary act of solidarity and offering, which deserves the respect of all of us.”
Δέκα νοσηλεύτριες από την Κρήτη, με εξειδίκευση στις ΜΕΘ, μεταβαίνουν εθελοντικά στο «Ιπποκράτειο» της Θεσσαλονίκης για να ενισχύσουν τους συναδέλφους τους στη μάχη κατά της πανδημίας. Μια υποδειγματική πράξη αλληλεγγύης και προσφοράς, που αξίζει τον σεβασμό όλων μας.
— President GR (@PresidencyGR) November 18, 2020
Thessaloniki is one of the most COVID-19 affected areas of Greece because the second wave of the pandemic.
The arrival of the Cretan nurses will certainly help in the battle against COVID-19.