Melania Trump encourages followers to ‘celebrate’ amid coronavirus shutdown

The First Lady of America, Melania Trump shared a St Patrick’s Day message on Tuesday encouraging her followers to remember to “celebrate special events and occasions” amid the growing pandemic of Covid-19.


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The 49-year-old mother of one posted the message to her Instagram account which boasts 4.1 million followers.

Posting a picture and writing the same message beside it, the First Lady wrote: “While things are different this year, and the focus is to keep each other safe & healthy, don’t forget to celebrate special events & occasions. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.”

Within minutes the post grew with thousands of likes from her followers, who appreciated her kind words amid the news that celebrations and social gatherings for St Patrick’s Day are being canceled across the globe.

Last week, she also shared another message on social media against the coronavirus, encouraging her followers to “take action” to “prevent further spread”.

Writing in a post: “Our great country is fighting hard against the #Coronavirus. This nation is strong & ready & we will overcome.

“Please take action to prevent further spread. Visit for updated health info & updates.”

Although Melania has been vocal on social media about the virus, she has remained largely out of sight.

Her last public sighting was when she addressed the 2020 National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Legislative Conference at the Westin Alexandria Old Town on March 10.

Melania Trump looked smart wearing a checked blazer as she attended the PTA conference.

She went to the event in Virginia to speak to parents and teachers about her Be Best campaign, which focuses on the wellbeing of children.

Melania said: “When I launched the Be Best Initiative, my first goal was to raise awareness of three primary issues that children face today – social-emotional health, opioid abuse, and online safety.

“My second goal was to shed light on programs and people across the country and around the globe that successfully combat these problems.”

The First Lady later attended a Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony for retired General Jack Keane where she was joined by US President Donald Trump, 73.


  • Melania Trump wears checked blazer with Donald Trump

Donald Trump, on the other hand, has been more public. He made an appearance on March 16 in Washington, where the Member of the Coronavirus Task Force held a press briefing.

Donald spoke during the news conference, and told Americans that they should “avoid gatherings in groups of more than 10 people” and “should stop eating out at restaurants and bars.”

Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has now said everyone in the UK should avoid “non-essential” travel and contact with others to curb the growing coronavirus pandemic.

Boris Johnson said people should work from home where possible as part of a range of stringent new measures.

Pregnant women, people over the age of 70 and those with certain health conditions should consider the advice “particularly important,” he said.

People in at-risk groups will be asked within days to stay home for 12 weeks.

More than 1,500 people have tested positive for the virus in the UK – but the actual number of cases is estimated to be between 35,000 and 50,000.

Key new government measures:

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