WATCH: Hospital pays tribute to frontline health workers fighting war against COVID-19

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 28) — Cape-wearing superheroes are not the only ones who save the day. Frontline health workers also are.

The Medical City, in a video posted on Facebook, pays tribute to their medical staff that it says go beyond their call of duty to help sick people.

Some of TMC's doctors and nurses have not gone home to their families since March 14, the start of the Metro Manila quarantine, the hospital says.

They are also not allowed to get in close contact with anyone else outside the isolation ward to avoid passing on the infection to others.

Halfway through the video, the TMC staff is seen dedicating a song “Pagsubok” by Filipino rock band Orient Pearl to those in the COVID-19 ward, “hoping to ease their feelings of isolation.”

As of Friday, the TMC said 122 of their health workers were on quarantine.

TMC is also providing health care to 36 COVID-19 patients and 12 other people who may be carriers of the deadly virus.

Nationwide, the virus has infected 803 people and killed 54 as of Friday. At least nine of the COVID-19 fatalities were frontline doctors.