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#Showbiz: Nourul gives blessing to sister 'fighting' as a frontline nurse

New Straits Times logo New Straits Times 3 days ago Dennis Chua
a little girl posing for a picture: Nourul Depp © Provided by New Straits Times Nourul Depp

KUALA LUMPUR: Singer Nourul Depp's youngest sister Wahida Wahab is a superwoman in her eyes.

Wahida, who is a nurse, has just joined the "frontline team" of dedicated health personnel treating and caring for Covid-19 patients in hospitals around the country.

Nourul, who is beaming with pride over Wahida's courageous move, described her "baby sister" as a "jihad fighter" battling the deadly coronavirus.

In an Instagram post which contained a recent online conversation between them, Nourul, 43, revealed that Wahida was working at the Sungai Buloh Hospital, one of the major "battlegrounds" for doctors and nurses.

She said: "My little sister has chosen to leave her haemodialysis department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital to help Covid-19 patients. This is her jihad in the way of God and it is a blessing.

"Do what is best, dearest Wahida. May you be strong, safe and always protected by God."

Nourul described her sister's move as a noble sacrifice, to assist doctors and nurses who were overworked due to a shortage of staff in major hospitals.

The Health Ministry recently called on retired doctors and nurses to help serve in the frontline, and more than 3,000 of them have applied to do so.

Netizens praised Wahida as an exemplary Malaysian, and told Nourul that they were praying for her safety.

"My family prays for your safety Wahida. You're a great Malaysian. Nourul you truly have a wonderful younger sister," said Rafina.

"May God protect you Wahida. Thank you so much for helping all of us fight the virus. Nourul you are blessed to have a sister like her," said Lily.

"My prayers are with you Wahida. You too Nourul and family," said Jasmin.

Recently, Nourul played her part in fighting the coronavirus by creating an all-star music video for Malaysians to get through the 28-day Movement Control Order (MCO).

She and fellow artistes Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza, Ella, Yuna, Ning Baizura, Elyana Emrizal, Adibah Noor and the band Floor 88 performed Ella's 1994 hit song Gemilang in their homes, as a tribute to Malaysians working hard to keep the country safe from Covid-19.

“This is a special video, from special people, made for Malaysians and the world,” wrote Nourul in the caption to the video.

Also included in the video were clips of students and hospital staff singing the song.

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