The Australian government may have introduced tough new measures to impose social distancing, but it looks like a pretty message from a child might be enough to do the trick.
Hamish Blake’s daughter Rudy looks at every inch of the innocent baby, however, in a video uploaded to Instagram by mom Zoe Foster Blake, she said exactly what would happen if people didn’t stay at home.
The clip begins with Rudy saying, “Everyone is listening, you have to stay at home. Otherwise, I will scream.
In case viewers don’t believe her, the tiny two-year-old girl repeats her threat: “I’m going to scream so don’t be mean. RELATED: Follow live coronavirus updates
“It’s serious. Stay at home. You have to stay at home,” she said, waving a finger to emphasize. “It’s serious.”
It should not be surprising that the clip has gathered 239,000 likes and 10,500 comments since it was posted two hours ago.
One person wrote: “Omg, she is so cute but oh so very serious – I am careful!”
A second added: “I’ve never been so happy to watch a video, it’s just the cutest little button.”
Others added their friends saying, “This is the content we need right now,” while another said, “It’s the best thing I have seen of the day.”
While the young Rudy’s video has struck a chord, it comes after Prime Minister Scott Morrison dressed up these social distancing recommendations in bars and beaches over the weekend.
Official advice from the Ministry of Health indicates that a distance of 1.5 m should be applied between people.
On Sunday, the Prime Minister announced that church clubs, pubs, sports venues and gymnasiums would be closed in order to get people to join in social distancing.
At this point, restaurants and cafes can remain open, but they can only serve take-out and drinks to customers.
Schools will also remain open.
At a press conference, Morrison told reporters that there was no reason why Australians should not follow government guidelines.
“The coronavirus is no secret. Everyone knows. It is wall to wall on every cover and every conversation that takes place across the country today.
“There is no excuse for saying that you don’t know. You have to keep a healthy distance from each other, ”he said.
If Australians cannot do this, if they cannot do it on a larger scale, they are denying government and authorities the most important weapon we have to save lives and save livelihoods. “