Doctors, nurses use social media to beg people to 'stay home for us'

(KMOX) - Doctors and nurses all over the world are joining in a campaign called, "Stay Home: Save Lives" and hope citizens are following their calls for help. 

Medical workers have been posting pictures of themselves wearing gloves and face masks while holding signs like, "I stayed at work for you, you stay at home for us."

Spread the message NOT the Virus. Stay home. Stay safe. Save Lives. Support our NHS frontline heroes #UKlockdown

— Joshua Malkin FRSA #RenewUK #Kindness ----❤---- (@JPMalkin) March 19, 2020

One nurse in Italy, where the death toll rose to 2,978 as of Wednesday due to the coronavirus pandemic, shared a selfie while wrapped in protective equipment and holding a sign that translates to: "Those who think 'It will not happen to me' will be the next person to be infected!!! Stay at home!!!"

Locally, both Missouri and Illinois reported its first deaths due to COVID-19 in the past two days. 

Message from the Doctors ---- #COVID19 #StayHomeSaveLives

— -------------------- (@JewelsJourneys) March 19, 2020

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With enormous gratitude to them, important message from my girlfriend’s residents. #coronavirus #COVID19 #StayHome

— Tara Walpert Levy (@tarawlevy) March 19, 2020

Please stay at home. #StaySafeStayHome #StayHome #dudukrumah

— KKMPutrajaya (@KKMPutrajaya) March 18, 2020

‘WE STAYED AT WORK FOR YOU, PLEASE STAY AT HOME FOR US’An emergency doctor from San Juan De Dios Hospital in Pasay City on Wednesday appealed to the public to stay at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. (Photo courtesy of Lyndon Cosico)

— The Philippine Star (@PhilippineStar) March 18, 2020

Our lab staff have an important message for you, #HamOnt:"We came into work because of you. You have to stay home for us."PLEASE SHARE

— Hamilton Health Sciences (@HamHealthSci) March 18, 2020

We are at work for you.Please stay home for us.#StaySafeStayHome #StayHomeSaveLives #healthcare #PPE #ppeisnotoptional

— Dr. Nina L. Shapiro (@drninashapiro) March 18, 2020

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