Ricky Martin Launches Campaign to Keep Health Workers Safe Amid Coronavirus

Ricky Martin
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Ricky Martin at the 2019 LACMA Art and Film Gala in Los Angeles on Nov. 2, 2019.

Puerto Rican superstar Ricky Martin has launched a new campaign to help health care workers save lives across the globe through the nonprofit organization Project Hope.

“In a situation like this, I need to do stuff,” Martin said via Instagram video, adding, “As you know, health care professionals are extremely vulnerable and professionals around the world don’t have personal protection equipment they need to prevent them getting infected.”

The equipment needed includes face masks, isolation gowns, protective coveralls and gloves, essential tools to keep everybody safe and healthy. Project Hope will also work with local communities to identify where they can support additional needs as they develop, as they continue to stay on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

“Our lives depend on them, and their lives depend on us,” he concluded.

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Basic protective measures against the novel coronavirus, according to WHO, include washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer, maintaining social distancing at least three feet between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing, and avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. For more information about COVID-19 visit the WHO or CDC websites.