As millions of TikTok users distract themselves from the global COVID-19 pandemic with the “Hips Don’t Lie challenge,” Shakira, herself, is urging everyone to face reality. The international superstar broke her silence on Sunday, March 22, pleading with fans in an inspiring and informative Instagram video. “Many countries are either not following their World Health Organization's recommendations, or are being too slow to take measures, or are prioritizing the economy over the wellbeing of their citizens,” Shakira began.
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“From my experience in the last few weeks living here in Europe, we've realized that the virus is too fast and the leaders are way too slow,” the UNICEF spokesperson continued. "All countries should work together with WHO in a coordinated worldwide plan.”
Shakira also warned that “countries that for now have few cases should learn from the mistakes we're now paying for in European countries where the actions were too late.”
Ultimately, the mom-of-two encouraged her followers to take action, adding: “Let's urge our leaders to implement 15 days of extreme social distancing. Close schools and public places to flatten that curve to prevent further spread, especially in countries that are underprepared for providing adequate medical care like in Latin American and Africa.” Reiterating countless public figures, she concluded by saying “Let's stay home for 15...” in an effort to protect "vulnerable people everywhere."