‘Hand of God’: Nurses in Brazil use gloves to simulate ‘human contact’ for COVID-19 patients

Published April 12, 2021, 11:26 AM

by Jaleen Ramos

Nurses in Brazil have come up with an idea to simulate the “human touch” in a bid to comfort the isolated COVID-19 patients.  

A photo of a COVID-19 patient’s hand between two water-filled gloves circulated online. 

With the highly contagious nature of the coronavirus, physical contact is off limits, making it impossible for patients to receive support and care from their loved ones.

In a Twitter post, Sadiq ‘Sameer’ Bhat of Gulf News called it “The Hand of God.” 

“The hand of God’ — nurses trying to comfort isolated patients in a Brazilian COVID isolation ward. Two disposable gloves tied, full of hot water, simulating impossible human contact. Salute to the front liners and a stark reminder of the grim situation our world is in!” wrote Bhat.

The post has garnered thousands of likes and retweets, with many users praising the nurses for the idea.