Many pledged to not just extend support via social media, but also made donations and sent out calls for money to put together for ration packets for those affected severely by the crisis.
Singing sensation Atif Aslam took it upon himself to film a video for YouTube, with important messages for the general public. He also took to Instagram to post the video with a lengthy caption thanking people whose work falls under ‘essential’ work and have to work despite the risks involved.
“Thank you to the paramedics, doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers who are tirelessly and fearlessly working at the front line of this crisis, risking their own health every second,” he wrote.
He also thanked cleaners, to those producing, delivering, and selling food, to the government and army, and also those who are staying home.
Sports star Wasim Akram also took to Instagram to share a photo of his family, proudly holding a white flag in his hand in honour of doctors, nurses and paramedics.
“Big salute to all the heroic Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics and medical at the front line fighting for us. #HumainTumSePyarHai,” he wrote.
Actor Resham heeded their call and posted a video of herself on her terrace with a white flag in her hand, singing ‘Humain tum se pyar hai’ (We love you).