Ladakh, June 9: A group of healthcare professionals, COVID Warriors in Ladakh rode the tide and crossed a river on a JCB earthmoving machine, had no other choice.

According to an image posted by Ladakh MP Tsering Namgyal, four healthcare personnel are seated on the arm of a JCB machine as they cross a river with significant water flow.

In his tweet, he saluted their hard work by saying, “Salute to our #CovidWarriors. A team of #Covid warriors crossing the river to render their services in rural Ladakh. Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and Cooperate the Covid Warriors.”

Doctors, healthcare workers, sanitation workers, and volunteers have worked tirelessly to combat Covid-19. While some have faced enraged mobs and bereaved families, others have prepared for natural disasters so that they can continue to serve Covid-19 patients.

Netizens applauded the image, praising the bravery of the Covid warriors who risked their lives with a JCB to save others.

Ladakh recorded 61 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases in the union territory to 19,258, including 1,011 active cases. Since last year, 195 people have died in Ladakh as a result of Covid-19, with 141 deaths in Leh and 54 in Kargil.

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In Leh, 58 tested positive, taking the district’s total count to 15,912, while three cases were identified in Kargil, taking the tally to 3,346.

After the rescue of 119 patients in Leh and 20 in Kargil, officials said the total number of recovered patients has increased to 18,052. As a result, there are now 1,011 active cases, with 843 in Leh and 168 in Kargil.