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Olivia Newton-John asks fans to 'create their own' masks amid COVID-19

por Abel Dupuis (2020-04-12)


Olivia Newton-John has encouraged fans to get creative by 'making their own' face masks to help flatten the global coronavirus curve. 

On Sunday, the legendary Australian actress encouraged the D.I.Y task as PPE (personal protective equipment) shortages have been reported around the world.  

Sharing a selfie wearing a leopard print mask in a bid to keep protected, the 71-year-old cancer-stricken star urged her followers to do the same.






'Let's be creative!' Olivia Newton-John (pictured) encouraged her fans to 'make their own' face masks on Sunday in an attempt to flatten the curve during the COVID-19 pandemic


'We don't need masks, because health workers need them desperately and there aren't enough for the general public too!' she wrote.






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The Grease star then urged her followers: 'Please pass this video on - let's be creative and make our own, like the Czech Republic.'

The Australian star concluded the post, thanking local startup group Masks 4 All for sharing their important message to the world.






Creative! 'We don't need masks, because health workers need them desperately' Sharing a selfie of her wearing a leopard print mask in a bid to keep protected, the 71-year-old Cancer-stricken star urged her followers to do the same


Last month, Olivia, who is battling breast cancer for the third time, shared a photo of medical staff from the ONJ Cancer Wellness and Research Centre in Melbourne.

In the photo, staff posed with a cardboard cut-out of Olivia and held signs that read: 'We stay here for you, please stay home for us. Take care.' 

'So proud and indebted to the amazing staff at the ONJ Cancer Centre and all hospitals and care facilities around the world for their commitment to helping us get through this crisis,' Olivia captioned the post. 






Can you spot Olivia? In the photo, staff posed with a cardboard cut-out of Olivia (pictured) and held signs that read: 'We stay here for you, please stay home for us. Take care.'


'Please be conscious of what they are asking and help them maintain their health whilst caring for our loved ones. 

'Stay home, wash your hands, prevent the spread. It's a short period of time to have to stay home and tour b?c kinh could make such a huge difference in the long term. 

'We are all in this together - I believe this too will pass.'    






A good cause: Olivia has battled with cancer three times over the course of her life from 1994 to 2017. She helped build the ONJ Cancer Centre (pictured) in 2008 














Olivia also thanked the ONJ Cancer Centre's Ward 7 South team, who looked after her when she had cancer.     

She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994 and has also battled the disease in 2013 and 2017.

She helped build the ONJ Cancer Centre in 2008 and has supported it ever since.    

The '70s film icon later shared a poem by Father Richard Hendricks to Instagram. 

'I also believe that good things are coming out of this difficult time - which too will pass,' she captioned the post.  








Pandemic: As of Sunday morning there have been 5, 552 cases and tour b?c kinh 30 deaths from COVID-19 in Australia




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