Beautiful story behind why a husband decided to share a photo of his wife's tanned arm - as she's labelled a 'hero' and praised by thousands of strangers

 A husband has shared a photo of his wife's tanned arm for a very special reason. 

The man said he wanted to give recognition to the hardworking individuals who look after testing clinics across Australia, helping keep up the fight against coronavirus.   

He said his wife gained the tan having worked as a Covid-19 drive-thru test clinic coordinator in Sydney since the pandemic was declared in March.   

'Her arm has tanned so much from sun exposure where the PPE she wears doesn't cover,' the man wrote on a post shared to Reddit alongside the photo.

A husband has shared this photo of his wife's tanned arm to give recognition to the hardworking individuals at testing clinics across Australia

A husband has shared this photo of his wife's tanned arm to give recognition to the hardworking individuals at testing clinics across Australia

In a post on Reddit, the man said his wife has been working as as a Covid-19 drive-thru test clinic coordinator since March

In a post on Reddit, the man said his wife has been working as as a Covid-19 drive-thru test clinic coordinator since March

He said he was 'very proud of his wife' who often works overtime on weekends to help stamp out cases of community transmission of coronavirus.    

He noted his wife has not been to the beach once since March.   

'I wanted to post this because whenever I watch the daily Covid updates from various premiers they always thank the contract tracers and people waiting in lines for hours to get tested,' the man wrote.


'But the people who run these clinics get the shortest end of the stick because they don't get to sit down or chill in an air conditioned space while they work.'

He said they are often abused by drivers who understandably get frustrated during peak testing periods.

They also have to grapple with constantly changing rules and advice on who should get tested and shifting opening hours of sites near outbreaks, he said.

New South Wales has more than 350 testing sites across the state, with a combination of drive-thru and walk-in clinics. Pictured, a nurse carries out a Covid-19 test at the Bondi Beach drive-thru testing clinic in November

New South Wales has more than 350 testing sites across the state, with a combination of drive-thru and walk-in clinics. Pictured, a nurse carries out a Covid-19 test at the Bondi Beach drive-thru testing clinic in November

Comments posted on the photo were full of praise for those who are on the frontline of Australia's fight against coronavirus

Comments posted on the photo were full of praise for those who are on the frontline of Australia's fight against coronavirus 

The man pleaded with those getting tested to be kind and respectful to the individuals who are carrying out testing.    

'They deserve much more appreciation, so please be polite and understanding to your swabbers and registration nurses when you next need to get tested,' he said. 

'It's not their fault it takes time to get each test done properly and hopefully it will only be for a few more months once vaccines are rolled out to everyone.' 

The post attracted numerous comments, with those who responded full of praise for the individuals playing their part to keep Australia free of coronavirus.  

'You should definitely be very proud of your wife. Well done to her. You make a very very true point. Stay safe,' one person wrote.

Another said: 'Please thank your wife on behalf of Australia. Our frontline workers are absolutely amazing and we are very proud of them too. They are saving lives while putting their own health at risk. I hope she gets a holiday soon and REALLY gets to the beach'.

However some raised concerns about his wife having access to adequate sun protection. 

'Thanks to your awesome wife and all her colleagues across the country doing this work. Curious what PPE she is issued, the test station near us has the staff in full length sleeve coveralls all day, does she have those but they don't block UV?,' one asked.

The man responded: 'It's a full length PPE but its a transparent yellow type so it doesn't fully block sunlight.'

He added she then wears her standard health-issued work uniform underneath. 

New South Wales has more than 350 testing sites across the state, with a combination of drive-thru and walk-in clinics.  

More than 4.3million tests have been carried out in New South Wales since coronavirus was first reported in the state in January last year. 

Beautiful story behind why a husband decided to share a photo of his wife's tanned arm - as she's labelled a 'hero' and praised by thousands of strangers Beautiful story behind why a husband decided to share a photo of his wife's tanned arm - as she's labelled a 'hero' and praised by thousands of strangers Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 03:57 Rating: 5

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