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Tutus urge the young to wear face masks to protect family and friends

By: stagedoorscribbler - August 3, 2020

Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Photograph by Hattie Miles

As Covid-19 cases continue to spiral, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah have issued  a plea to young people to wear face masks.
Across the world many young people seem to imagine they are somehow immune to the virus and take few precautions.
It is true that the young, fit and healthy are far less likely to be seriously affected by the pandemic but they are certainly not immune and they are still very much at risk of infecting others including their families, friends and neighbours.
Through their legacy Foundation, the Tutus urged young people to “care for each other and wear a mask.”
The Foundation is also engaging in a new online initiative called Lights Courage Action which invites youngsters from all over the world to express their concerns and hopes for the future.
They have invited contributions from people aged five to 25 to submit stories, poems, reflections and drawings of their experience in the time of Covid-19 and the lessons they see for tomorrow.They  are also inviting nominations for people in the community who are Shining Lights during the pandemic.