Your Favourites Shedding Some Light
Our hearts pour out to those who have tested positive and we hope you continue looking after yourselves and those around you. We also appreciate those who have come out and shared their stories to help us through this tough time.
Some Of The Celebrities Who Were Infected
Posting a heart-warming video on Monday, 16 March, Idris Elba shared that he tested positive for COVID-19. He asked all his fans to stay safe, stay indoors and has reassured everyone that he is fine, and feeling much better.
This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing 👊🏾👊🏾 No panic. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020
Lerato Motho Sengadi
South African publicist and reality show star, Lerato Motho Sengadi also came out about her experience and how she went about finding help. We send our warmest regards and hope everyone reads this thread to get more insight.
Guys this info that has been circulating below ISN’T TRUE!!! I’m speaking from my experience in the past 24hrs. Here’s how it played out:
1) I called the line after starting to have flu symptoms. Ordinarily I would get over the counter meds but bcos I was recently in Europe… pic.twitter.com/IvZoDwSkfs
— Lerato Motho Sengadi (@Leratolicious) March 13, 2020
Tom Hanks and his wife are making sure that they stay indoors and are looking after themselves. They were confirmed to have the virus, but have taken the necessary precautions to make sure they both recover.
Thanks to the helpers. Let’s take care of ourselves and each other. pic.twitter.com/09gCdvzGcO
— Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) March 15, 2020
People Supporting Quarantine
Nunu Ntshingila (Facebook’s Head of Africa)
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We all have to take responsibility for ourselves and do whatever it takes to #stopthespread. There’s a sense of urgency to flatten the curve and give ourselves and the healthcare system the best chance to get through this pandemic. Share this message and let’s protect each other!
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So many marginalized communities will be sorely affected. Children who depended on the feeding scheme lunches at school during the day, now having to be home alone with parents still having to go to work. Free-lance and contract workers. Waiters and waitresses. Public commuters as well as societies most vulnerable and disenfranchised. With everyone “panic buying” and wiping out the shelves, let’s remember other people who may also need food and supplies too. Buy what you need and spare a thought for the less fortunate and most vulnerable. We are all equally uncertain about just how deeper the gravity of the situation will get so let’s remember UBUNTU in it all. Educating each other and spending this time to be there for one another and be socially responsible in curbing the spread of the virus. ❤️ Sending LOVE. 💕🙏🏽
Tag your favourite celebs to partake too, we’re in this together!