"Patience", "Optimism", "Don’t give up"- These are some of the messages nurses from “Mamatsio” General Hospital of Kozani wrote on the back of their special personal protective equipment (PPE) uniforms.
Not all heroes wear capes and in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the real heroes wear scrubs.
Health care workers worldwide like doctors, nurses, EMTs, pharmacists and others are on the front lines in the fight against the coronavirus.
They expose themselves to the risk and some are separating themselves from their families for weeks to avoid transmitting the deadly virus to them.
Other frontline workers who are helping to keep society going amid the crisis include grocery store staff, cleaning staff, delivery drivers, transit workers, airline workers, police, firefighters, teachers and anyone who works with the public.
The nurses from “Mamatsio” General Hospital of Kozani send a special message of hope not only to the covid-19 patients, but to everyone in Greece as the country battles a difficult second wave.
The photo has gone viral on social media.
The nurses also want their patients to know that there's a reassuring smile under the mask.
«Χαμογέλα μου» - «Μην απελπίζεσαι» - Εργαζόμενοι στο Μαμάτσειο νοσοκομείο Κοζάνης ζωγράφισαν στις ειδικές στολές τους και στέλνουν τις ευχές τους. Ένα τεράστιο χαμόγελο ζωγραφίστηκε και στα χείλη μας. #κορονοιος pic.twitter.com/kuhgvSvSfI
— Chrysa Vainanidi (@ChrysaVainanidi) November 28, 2020