Agriculture community cheers for Ontario hospital workers

“We all realize that we’re all in it together, except separately. We’ve got to keep our distance, but we’re very grateful,” said a local farmer.

Many thank-yous were shared with front-line hospital workers in a community a little south of London, Ontario on Wednesday.

In a video posted to Twitter, a convoy of agriculture workers in tractors and trucks can be seen passing by St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital and sharing honks and waves to support the essential workers.

“Here’s something you won’t see everywhere. Basically the entire agricultural community in Elgin County came together to say THANK YOU to our front line health workers at @stegh_cares!” posted Andrew Buttigieg.

Health-care workers and hospital staff can be seen standing outside the hospital waving and watching the long line of vehicles pass by.

“We’re all one community. And we all realize that we’re all in it together, except separately. We’ve got to keep our distance, but we’re very grateful for all the frontline workers, what they’re doing,” said a local farmer interviewed by CTV News.

As of Thursday there are 19,271 confirmed coronavirus cases in Canada.

Ontario currently has 5,276 cases and has seen 174 deaths related to the virus.