The coronavirus outbreak has dominated global headline in recent weeks. To-date, the virus has killed more than 300 people with over 14,000 confirmed cases, mostly in China. Last Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) labeled the virus a global emergency and urged the public to practice good hygiene and employ preventative measures. In order to get this message across to a wider audience, many celebrities have taken to social media to urge netizens to practice healthier habits.
Jackie Chan (成龍) and other artistes filmed videos to boost the public’s morale. The international star urged, “What can I do during this time? Regardless of whether it is donating money or anything else, I am willing to do anything as long as it is within my powers.”
Also sending a message to the frontline medical staff, Jackie expressed, “Your shadow and your stories have deeply touched us. As long as you guys are here, there is hope for tomorrow. Thank you! You are sacrificing for the patients. We also want to give to you guys! We are pioneers for the affected areas. We are your strongest allies backing you up. Add oil! Our heroes… the virus brings us close, yet we are far away, but our hearts are together. When one is in turmoil, all the others are here to support. I believe that unified Chinese people can beat this pandemic! Add oil, heroes! Add oil, China! The heroes will prevail! China will prevail!”
During this time of difficulty, many artistes have also stepped forward to voice their support. Alan Tam (譚詠麟) expressed, “Everyone knows about the crazy situation right now. It is very serious, so we hope that everyone can avoid going out in public, drink more water, and wash your hands more frequently. When you do go out, avoid large crowds. Let’s work together to prevent this virus from further spreading.”
Other artistes also spoke out vehemently:
William Chan (陳偉霆): “During this time when we are fighting this virus, I hope everyone is cautious and careful with their own hygiene.”
Vicki Zhao (趙薇): “Isolating the virus does not mean isolating love. All our hearts are together in this and we are united. Beat this pandemic. Add oil, heroes. Add oil, China!”
Kara Hui (惠英紅): “We must add oil for our heroes!”
Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒): “Heroes, please add oil! I hope to use this platform to salute all the medical staff on the frontline. We must all persist and get past this obstacle. I also hope to use this opportunity to urge everyone to wash your hands more frequently. We must all do our part in preventative actions and practice good hygiene. Don’t have too many gatherings. Add oil!”
Joey Yung (容祖儿): “Let’s put our hearts together and work hard together. We must beat this disease. Add oil!”
Charlene Choi (蔡卓妍) and Gillian Chung (鍾欣潼: “I want to take this opportunity to salute all the frontline medical staff! Everyone has worked hard! We can definitely [beat this] if we are unified. Add oil!”
Lin Chiling (林志玲): “I salute all those medical staff in the frontline. You are the true heroes. Thank you for your selfless actions. I hope you all are able to return safely.”
Riche Ren (任賢齊): “Greatest thanks to those medical staffs on the frontline who are sacrificing for the health and safety of others! I salute you! Add oil, Wuhan! Medical staff, add oil! China, add oil!”
Ruby Lin (林心如): “I salute all those medical staffs in the frontline. I believe we can definitely beat this pandemic! Let’s add oil together!”
Artistic director, Warren Mok (莫華倫), also stepped forward and expressed, “A new coronavirus has broken out. We should take measures to prevent further outbreak. I want to take this opportunity to remind everyone in the country to wear a face mask when you go out in public, wash your hands diligently, maintain good air circulation in your homes, don’t spit in public, don’t go to places with big crowds, don’t believe rumors, and don’t spread rumors. If you exhibit symptoms such as coughing and fever, go to the hospital in a timely manner. Diseases are merciless, but there is love in humankind. In addition to preventative measures, don’t forget to love others. I also want to thank our medical staff, who risks their lives on the frontline in order to contain this pandemic. Add oil, Wuhan! Add oil, China!”
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.