Dubai's Burj Khalifa lights up with towering message to Pinoys: "Manatili sa bahay"

by Justine Punzalan
Mar 27, 2020
Burj Khalifa brightens the sky with the urgent message "Stay at home" in different languages for the various nationalities living in the United Arab Emirates.
PHOTO/S: www.burjkhalifa.ae / @jasminmatiga on Instagram

Amid the darkness that COVID-19 has wrought on earth, a strong solidarity among nations to fight the novel coronavirus is shining through.

On March 23, 2020, Dubai put up a light show that brightened the entire height of Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper, with the urgent message "Stay at home" in different languages.

And for the hundreds of thousands of Filipinos living throughout the United Arab Emirates (UAE) today, the building flashed "Manatili sa bahay."

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Police cars are also roaming around cities with stickers that say "Manatili sa Bahay" on their rear windshield.

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UAE has 333 positive cases and 2 deaths from COVID-19 at press time.

The Philippines, meanwhile, has 803 positive cases, 31 recovered patients, and 54 deaths as of 4 p.m. of March 27, 2020.

Burj Khalifa soaring 2,716.5 ft into the sky has held the record for the tallest building in the world since its completion in 2010.

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Burj Khalifa brightens the sky with the urgent message "Stay at home" in different languages for the various nationalities living in the United Arab Emirates.
PHOTO/S: www.burjkhalifa.ae / @jasminmatiga on Instagram
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