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Dubai residents applaud coronavirus frontliners from balconies

Similar displays of appreciation have been reported around the globe amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

Dubai residents applaud coronavirus frontliners from balconies

Local residents in Dubai could be heard chanting “UAE”.

Dubai residents applaud coronavirus frontliners from balconies
Dubai residents applaud coronavirus frontliners from balconies

Residents of Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence have come out every evening to applaud the frontline workers battling to stem the spread of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in the UAE.

In a video posted to Instagram by Emirati national Khalifa Saeed, local residents in the area could be heard chanting “UAE”, whistling and banging on pots and pans to applaud the doctors, paramedics, nurses and other frontline staff combating the Covid-19 pandemic.

A similar video was posted on the official Twitter account of the Dubai Media Office, with the hashtag #ThankYouHeroes.

An Arabian Business reporter residing in the area has heard the similar chanting for the last several days.

Around the world, similar displays of appreciation for frontline workers have been reported.

In India, for example, millions of people in lockdown took to their balconies to praise emergency personnel and sanitation workers around the country.

In Spain, thousands of people across major cities – including the capital, Madrid – have celebrated their frontline workers every night at 10 PM.

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