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If you are at home reading this and your biggest worry is running out of snacks or toilet paper, you’re definitely among some of the lucky ones around the world right now. You can still scoop up your kids and tuck them in at night, or offer to help your elderly neighbor grab groceries from the stores. While governments and health officials continue to beg everyone to stay at home, there’s a group that can’t do that.
The people on the frontline fighting the coronavirus, the nurses, doctors, hospital workers, and first responders who bravely defend the sick; essential service workers who bravely serve their communities. The reality is, many frontline heroes are dealing with enormous amounts of fear and stress: medical supplies, protective gear, and workload. Their lives outside of work aren’t easy either, whether it’s finding food after their shift, parking, the meticulous hygiene they have to practice before even entering their own homes. Some of them are even resorting to AirBnB and hotels so they can have a place to crash without fearing spread to their loved ones.
All the things they have to put aside to honor the commitment they made when they chose to dedicate their lives to medicine - things that many of us take for granted, things that they shouldn’t have to worry about at trying times, and one of such things is car theft.
With many cities, states, and provinces on lockdown, many businesses have had to close down or are open for reduced hours, becoming a target for thieves. Police forces across the continent are taking significant measures to curb property crime.