London: Frontline workers of the UK's National Health Service (NHS) took to social networking service TikTok to create a public awareness video using the song ‘Waka Waka’ performed by singer Shakira.
The video, which informed the public to stay home so that the pandemic could be curbed, was shared by the singer on her social media page, Gulf Today reported.
In the caption, she said, “These videos are incredible and I’m so honoured this song of mine now is yours, can be so uplifting in a such difficult times. Thank you frontline heroes for all you’re doing!”
In the footage, 20 healthcare workers stand the recommended two metres apart in the atrium of Belfast‘s Mater Hospital while taking turns to encourage people to help limit the spread of COVID-19.
TikTok, a video making app, has been a popular tool among frontline workers in urging the public to stay at home and be safe since the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon also retweeted the video, saying: “At times of crisis, health care workers stay at work for us.
“They are asking us to stay at home for them.”
The video was one of several posted as part of the #fightback campaign which saw sports stars and celebrities across Northern Ireland appealing to people to stay at home.