We all already know frontliners are working tirelessly to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Yet, there was a group of health authorities who went above and beyond the call of duty to help the elderly with walking difficulties get to a screening station yesterday, 5 May.
The health authorities were captured on videos assisting a group of old men and women who were walking to a COVID-19 screening station in Pudu Market, Kuala Lumpur.
The videos, posted by netizen Franke Yap on Tuesday, have since gone viral on Facebook, garnering over 1,600 shares at the time of writing and winning the hearts of netizens.
"Pity those elderly," read the caption of the videos
In the first video, a voice can be heard saying that everyone working and living around Pudu Market was ordered by health authorities to undergo COVID-19 screening.
The 32-second long video shows an elderly man with a hunchback walking slowly in line.
In another one-minute long video, it shows three officers in full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) holding the hands of the elderly as they walk towards the screening station.
A health officer was also captured in a photo carrying an elderly woman
The photo was taken by Radzi Razak from Malay Mail. The report noted that the elderly woman was too weak to walk, hence, the health officer gave her a piggyback ride from her house in front of the wet market to the screening area about 60 metres away.
It was reported that the operation had screened over 500 foreign workers at the wet market, which was allowed to open under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
A health officer told the news portal that it was a precautionary COVID-19 screening to ensure the wet market is a safe zone. He added that the area will be closed down if there are more than 10 positive cases.
The health officers conducting the screening were from Selayang Hospital and Cheras health district.
After the videos went viral, many netizens commended the health authorities for going beyond their call of duty to help the elderly
We can't say this enough. Thank you to all frontliners out there!