- The coronavirus has many people in a panic but dealing with it responsibly is important
- Local TV show The Queen decided to share information about staying safe
- The scene between Jerry Maake and Thato was hilariously informative
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With the coronavirus now officially a serious matter, it has become very important for South Africans to be informed.
In an effort to do their part, the creators behind popular local TV show The Queen, Shona and Connie Ferguson, have decided to share info.
They did so creatively by having one of the characters talk about the virus and how to prevent its spread.
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In the scene, politician Jerry Maake is in the Corner House and is talking to Thato about how slow business has become.
He then goes on to tell Thato that there must be no parties because President Ramaphosa has prohibited gatherings of 100 or more people.
He also instructed that the staff's hands must be washed and gave Thato some of his hand sanitiser.
When leaving the place, Jerry gave two patrons some of his sanitiser as well.
This was an ingenious and funny way to remind South Africans about the seriousness of the matter.
Check out the clip, if you missed it:
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged South Africans to unite against the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking during a media briefing after a meeting with all the nation's political parties, Ramaphosa revealed everyone had unanimously agreed the nation was in an extreme situation, requiring extraordinary measures.
The president said all 14 parties were standing in solidarity to protect the interests of SA and defend the lives of everyone within its borders:
“We are united as the leaders of our country. This is unprecedented. We have not seen anything as serious as this confronting our nation. We share a common desire to keep our people safe and mitigate the disruption to our economy and the lives and livelihoods of our people.”
The Citizen reports that all parties understood the time has come to display leadership in order to mobilise the nation against the virus.
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