Showbiz Celebs Urge Fans To Battle Coronavirus
Showbiz celebs have taken to social media to urge their fans to be responsible citizens, as the novel coronavirus continues to spread in Pakistan and across the world.
Actor Adnan Siddiqui, who recently returned from a trip to the United States, has gone into self-isolation.
He said: “Before anyone says anything, I have decided to lock myself in my room for 14 days.
“I will eat homemade food, I will not meet anyone, and I will conduct all meetings from this room,” he added.
“As a citizen [of Pakistan], I should be aware of my responsibilities,” Siddiqui added.
Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar also spoke of preventive measures that needed to be taken to contain the spread of the virus.
“Everyone needs to be cautious. The public should avoid large gatherings and try not to meet people a lot,” he said.
“Wash your hands frequently,” he said, noting that it was a little bit of time but “please get through it”.
“Coronavirus spreads really rapidly; there’s only one way to save yourself from coronavirus: Stay safe!”
Extremely important message for everyone. Please listen to it and spread.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) March 20, 2020
Actor Maya Ali posted some tips and tricks to follow at home.
She said everyone should clean “door nozzles, switch boards and the things that we touch more often”.
Moreover, Maya Ali returned to Lahore, Pakistan, from a tour to the US.
The actress said she got herself checked at the Allama Iqbal International Airport and that her “test turned out negative”.
— Maya Ali (@mayaali07) March 18, 2020
“But this whole process wasn’t that easy.
Stress, anxiety, sleepless nights and most importantly that fear… I know it’s a crucial time, not only for Pakistan but actually for the whole humanity.
“There is no vaccine that has yet been discovered for this virus, all we can do is self care and follow proper measures. We must take it seriously.”
However, she added, noting that she was worried about the daily-wagers.
“This is not a time to panic and this time too shall pass.”
Let’s start from our home. Cleaning door nozzles, switch boards and the things that we touch more often. Most importantly wash your hands more frequently🚰🧴 #washyourhands #takecareofyourself #usehandsanitizer #mayaali pic.twitter.com/YD7UduC6YM
— Maya Ali (@mayaali07) March 19, 2020
However, Hareem Farooq, talked about “the value of unity”.
She said: “We have to come together as nation to fight corona virus and together we can.
“Social distancing is vital to keep yourself, your loved ones and everyone around you safe.
Only get out if you REALLY have to. Keep washing your hands regularly for 20 seconds at least,” Hareem added.
“Stay safe everyone.”
Furthermore, Badminton player and former national champion Palwasha Bashir also shared an awareness video on Twitter.
She said a very important way to prevent oneself from the novel coronavirus was to stay clean and practice social distancing.
“Every game in the badminton court is a challenge and I give my best to win it, I challenge you all to upload your hand washing videos and play your part,” Palwasha said.
Every game in the badminton court is a challenge and I give my best to win it, I challenge you all to upload your hand washing videos and play your part 👍 #StayBackSaveLives #LetsFightCOVID19
I challenge @uroojmumtazkhan @KiranKhanLive @sawerapasha 😊 pic.twitter.com/5V3vrYLtRT
— Palwasha BASHIR (@BashirPalwasha) March 20, 2020
On the other hand, Actress Saba Qamar took to Instagram to share her thoughts on coronavirus crisis.
She urged people to help those in need, she also lauded the doctors and other medical staff who are treating the patients across the world.
Saba Qamar’s Instagram post:
“Dear world, we are in a situation where we need to be together to fight this pandemic.
#Covid19 is growing rapidly and we have to play our part.
So what to do now? Well, the part we can play is to self quarantine and contain ourself at our places. By this we are doing great favour to the humanity!
We just not have to protect ourselves but our community as well.
While doing that don’t forget those in need, we all can help them by donating a little amount to the people who cannot sit back home without working, so if we pay them some amount they can also save themselves and their families from this serious issue that we are facing right now.
A huge round applause to all the doctors around the globe for serving the patients and still working for all of us, let’s all just help them by sitting back at our homes and maintaining the social distance.
A little precaution can save us from a big trouble.”