Janet Jackson is the voice of reason we need in today’s chaotic world.
Monday on Instagram, the “That’s the Way Love Goes” singer published a note from London, England, thanking those who are working amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Hey u guys! While most of us are inside there are many brave people around the world that aren’t able to be isolated because we need them,” the legendary musician wrote to her 4.3 million followers.
In her message, the 53-year-old expressed her gratitude to “nurses, doctors, hospitals, healthcare providers, scientists, drivers, pilots, flight attendants, delivery teams, cleaners, grocery stores, clerks, teachers, managers, men and women in uniform, sanitation facilities, janitorial teams, reporters, journalists, security professionals and everyone around the world who are working nonstop to end the spread of the virus.”
The artist recognizes that all these courageous individuals are “putting themselves at risk to protect, serve and provide for us.”
Despite these difficult times, Jackson wants everyone in the world to “keep the positivity up by remembering to keep smiling, laughing, singing, dancing and spreading LOVE.”
On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson issued a stay-at-home order for residents of the U.K. to stop the spread of COVID-19.
“From this evening, I must give the British people a very simple instruction: You must stay at home,” he said in a televised statement. “Because the critical thing we must do is stop the disease spreading between households.”
Though citizens will be allowed to shop for basic necessities, do one form of exercise a day, provide medical services, or work if absolutely vital, Johnson exclaimed, “You should not be meeting friends. If your friends ask you to meet, you should say no. You should not be meeting family members who do not live in your home.”
“If you don’t follow the rules, the police will have the power to enforce them,” he warned.