Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds has taken to Twitter to share a powerful PSA on the importance of quarantining during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Responding to an appeal from Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, to spread awareness about the need for self-isolating to prevent the spread of the contagious disease, Reynolds uploaded a video to his official Twitter account in which he urged Canadians to heed government advice.Take a look at the Deadpool star's important message:
Speaking to the camera, Reynolds joking started by saying: "Thank you Prime Minister Trudeau. We need to work together to flatten the curve and fight off Covid-19. I think in times of crisis we all know it's the celebrities we count on most."
He continued: "They're the ones that are going to get us through this. Right after healthcare workers; first responders; people who work in essential services; ping pong players; mannequins; childhood imaginary friends; like 400 other types of people."
But the actor finished his speech on a serious note, by stating: "Look: stay at home, practice social distancing, wash your hands. We are going to get through this thing, we're going to get through this thing together."
The day before, the actor also shared an appeal for donations to food banks on Instagram, captioning the post: "I think we can all agree, Covid-19 is an a**hole. If you’re able to help, visit, @feedingamerica and @foodbankscanada [sic]."
At the time of writing, there have now been 436,159 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across 114 countries worldwide, and a total of 19,120 deaths, according to John Hopkins University. Of these cases, 2,792 people in Canada have tested positive, and 27 people have perished thus far.
We are urging all of our readers to adhere to the advice from their respective governments and medical bodies, and practice social distancing and self-isolation where required. Together, we will beat this.