Havlová, Bílá and Pazderková went to their sewing machines and started making face masks! Other celebrities are encouraging people to wear them
Unfortunately, the number of people infected with COVID-19, caused by the new coronavirus, is constantly increasing. That is why basic face masks have become a valuable commodity. However, the Czech Republic is dealing with a shortage of face masks and the government is being criticized for this lack of protective gear. Many famous people have therefore decided to take this situation into their own hands - literally. At the time of the state-ordered quarantine, stars went to their sewing machines. Let's have a look together at those who are helping in this crisis not only by words, but also by their deeds.
Popular singer and holder of several Golden Nightingales Lucie Bílá pleasantly surprised her fans with a short video shared on social networks. Most of everyone knows that long before she began to shine in the starry sky, this talented singer had been trained as a dressmaker. It's great that she's making use of her skills!
"Who would have thought my profession of a dressmaker will come in handy! I'm preparing a package of face masks for the hospital in Kladno,"
the singer commented on the video.
Former First Lady of the Czech Republic, actress Dagmar Havlová, delved into the sewing of face masks together with a dresser from the Theater Na Vinohradech.
"We are sewing masks for medical professionals in hospitals and hospices at my theatre dresser Ivetka's,"
Dagmar informed via social networks, simultaneously asking the public for help.
"We'd like to ask if someone would help us with sewing these simple face masks, or at least with ironing and cutting them? Contact the the foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org,"
Dagmar communicated her request.
The actresses Aňa Geislerová and Jana Plodková didn't have a photo at the sewing machine to share, but they are doing their best to motivate others not to be ashamed of wearing face masks.
"This spring's make-up will be a lot about the eyes. Friends, people... let's protect each other. The time of face masks has come,"
Aňa encouraged her fans on Instagram.
"My mask protects you, your mask protects me,"
this is the motto Jana Plodková goes by. She also shared a selfie with a face mask.
A slightly different birtday party
Actress and host Iva Pazderková recently celebrated her 40th birthday. Despite the fact that she couldn't welcome this anniversary in style, at a party and surrounded by her friends, she definitely didn't give in to despair. On the contrary.
"Today, I celebrate my 40th with joy, because we suddenly find it natural that we should help each other, support each other and be considerate. Because all at once, all of us are in the same boat. Let's memorize the empathy training level pandemic, because this, the way we're treating each other now, is how it should be! This is the truth. This is the love! And it's s an empirical verification of the fact that this is the only proper, functional way of living. So when we're finally able to breathe freely again, let's not forget it. I love you. Take care of yourselves, respect and love each other. P.S. I'm sewing, and once I've made enough for my loved once, I'll let you know and I'll distribute the rest among you, in the Beroun region and Prague-West."
Likewise, actress Hana Vagnerová responded to the current coronavirus-induced situation in a similar manner. She surprised her fans with a pretty funny video in which she's dancing while putting her face mask on.
"Be considerate of others and wear a face mask. That's the most important thing you can do these days. If you don't have one, try to make it yourselves or wear a scarf over your face. We can handle this and overcome it. I love you,"
said Hanka's message.
It may not seem that way, but even a simple face mask can make a lot of difference. Take an example from the aforementioned and other celebrities, don't be embarrassed about wearing a face masks or trying to make your own. Put it on, whether you're leaving for work or taking your dog to the park. It will help protect the people around you and reduce the risk of infection. We're in this together!