WHO teams up with Rita Ora & Sir Bob Geldof20 March 2020 - Press release
Covid-19 is impacting the world in a way none of us could have imagined.
Over the last few months we have watched this virus spread throughout the world not quite understanding its impact. I think by now we all understand that this is something that is having and will continue to have devastating effects on everyone.
My prayers go out to all those who have lost loved ones, battling against this illness, scared, alone, tirelessly working on the front line in the medical profession and to every person that this is going to impact. Thank you to all those people involved in trying to combat the effects of this global pandemic. We all have a part to play in helping to stop the spread.
Thinking about what I can do to try and help, I reached out to Sir Bob Geldof for advice on how best to make any kind of difference. Bob was beyond gracious, as of course he has been the master of mobilising young people all his life.
He and I have been discussing ways of mobilising and uniting the younger generation with clear effective messaging.
His first idea was to design an emblem to remind us all that we have a battle to fight together. After working on this symbol, I sent it to the UN Foundation, who helped set up the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organisation. I started discussing with them how we could work together, to encourage people to unite to combat as much as we can the spread of this virus. There are simple things we can all do to make a difference.
You may have heard them, but they are worth repeating.
Keep your hands clean and don’t touch your face.
Keep your distance. (Yes, this means stay out of the pubs, bars and clubs)
Keep in touch with your neighbours, and be kind.
Keep an eye on the signs and call the doctor and follow their advice.
And, if you can do more, donate to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
We are all in this together.
Stop the Spread.
Play Your Part!