'These are uncertain times' Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release a statement on Covid-19 3 months ago

'These are uncertain times' Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release a statement on Covid-19

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have released a statement on the coronavirus pandemic.

At the time of writing, the Covid-19 crisis has claimed the lives of an estimated 8,312 people and currently, over 200,000 have tested positive for the virus.

Although it will be just a mild illness for many, it is much more serious for older people or those with underlying health complications.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle today shared a statement on their official Instagram account, urging people to lean on each other for support in these "uncertain times".

They also praised people working on the frontline and those who have stepped up to help, describing them as "awe-inspiring".

They plan to share information and resources to help people navigate this new way of life as many self-isolate and work from home in a bid to slow down the virus.

The couple also put emphasis on the fact that everyone is in this together and this is more important than ever.

 

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These are uncertain times. And now, more than ever, we need each other. We need each other for truth, for support, and to feel less alone during a time that can honestly feel quite scary. There are so many around the world who need support right now, who are working tirelessly to respond to this crisis behind the scenes, on the frontline, or at home. Our willingness, as a people, to step up in the face of what we are all experiencing with COVID-19 is awe-inspiring. This moment is as true a testament there is to the human spirit. We often speak of compassion. All of our lives are in some way affected by this, uniting each of us globally. How we approach each other and our communities with empathy and kindness is indisputably important right now. Over the coming weeks, this will be our guiding principle. We will be sharing information and resources to help all of us navigate the uncertainty: from posting accurate information and facts from trusted experts, to learning about measures we can take to keep ourselves and our families healthy, to working with organisations that can support our mental and emotional well-being. In addition, we will focus on the inspiring stories of how so many of you around the world are connecting in ways big and small to lift all of us up. We are all in this together, and as a global community we can support each other through this process – and build a digital neighbourhood that feels safe for every one of us. We look forward to sharing more over the days and weeks to come...

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You can read their statement in full below:

"These are uncertain times. And now, more than ever, we need each other. We need each other for truth, for support, and to feel less alone during a time that can honestly feel quite scary.

There are so many around the world who need support right now, who are working tirelessly to respond to this crisis behind the scenes, on the frontline, or at home. Our willingness, as a people, to step up in the face of what we are all experiencing with COVID-19 is awe-inspiring. This moment is as true a testament there is to the human spirit.

We often speak of compassion. All of our lives are in some way affected by this, uniting each of us globally. How we approach each other and our communities with empathy and kindness is indisputably important right now.

Over the coming weeks, this will be our guiding principle.

We will be sharing information and resources to help all of us navigate the uncertainty: from posting accurate information and facts from trusted experts, to learning about measures we can take to keep ourselves and our families healthy, to working with organisations that can support our mental and emotional well-being.

In addition, we will focus on the inspiring stories of how so many of you around the world are connecting in ways big and small to lift all of us up.

We are all in this together, and as a global community we can support each other through this process – and build a digital neighbourhood that feels safe for every one of us.

We look forward to sharing more over the days and weeks to come...".