Messi expresses “deep thanks” to health professionals
“Yesterday [Saturday], the world health workers’ week ended and, together with Unicef, I want to express my deep thanks for the work they do,” wrote Messi on his personal Instagram account, accompanied by a photo showing a healthcare professional holding a baby.
In that social network, the 32-year-old highlighted “the noble commitment of anonymous heroes, who spend long days and nights away from their families, so that others, such as pregnant women and children, are safe from the covid-19”.
The new coronavirus, responsible for the covid-19 pandemic, has already caused more than 109,000 deaths and infected almost 1.8 million people in 193 countries and territories. Almost 360 thousand are considered cured.
After appearing in China in December, the outbreak spread throughout the world, which led World Health Organization to declare a pandemic situation. European continent is currently the hardest hit, with around 910 thousand infected and 75,000 killed.
In Portugal, which has been in a state of emergency since March 19 and until the end of April 17, there were 504 deaths and 16,585 cases of confirmed infections, according to the balance made today by the Directorate-General for Health.