‘Act like you’ve got it’: COVID ads in UK urge people to stay home

‘Act like you’ve got it’: COVID ads in UK urge people to stay home


A new coronavirus ad campaign in the UK is urging Britons to “act like you’ve got it” and remain at home, as COVID cases and deaths in the country climb.

A record 68,053 infections and 1,325 deaths were recorded Friday, with the number of daily fatalities more than doubling in a week, surpassing the previous high of 1,224 deaths recorded April 21, according to report in The Sun newspaper.

“COVID-19, especially the new variant is spreading quickly across the country,” said the country’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty in the TV spot. “Once more, we must all stay home.”

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The dire warnings come as a new, highly contagious variant of the coronavirus was discovered in the country last month.

Posters in the government’s grim campaign to curb the infection rates show a nurse treating a coronavirus patient along with the warning: “act like you’ve got it.”

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