AceShowbiz - Pop star Harry Styles is marking World Health Day with the launch of a special T-shirt to raise funds for the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.
The "Adore You" singer unveiled the design on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, with the top featuring a message hammering home the need for people to self-isolate where possible to slow the rate of infection during the ongoing pandemic.
The white T-shirt features black text printed in capital letters, with the front reading, "Stay Home. Stay Safe. Protect Each Other."
"This T-shirt fights COVID-19," it continues on the back, adding, "Treat people with kindness."
In a statement, Styles reiterates the need for social distancing, writing, "In times like these, it is more important than ever to remember the power of people. If you are able to help, please donate where you can. 100% of the profits of this t-shirt will go towards fighting COVID-19."
"Stay home, self-isolate, and protect each other. TPWK (Treat people with kindness)."
The T-shirt is available as part of Styles' official merchandise collection on his website and retails at $26, benefitting the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
Meanwhile, a number of stars have shared their gratitude to essential staff in online messages to celebrate World Health Day.
"I actually come from a family of health care workers," revealed "Glee" actor/singer Matthew Morrison in his online post. "My parents were both nurses. I know the time, the struggles, the personal sacrifices it takes to take on that job. And I just want to give my support, love and encouragement to all of you out there that are on the front lines of this crazy time that we are in right now. You are all risking your own lives to help others. I know that's the job, but I don't think anyone signed up for this job."
"So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing your job through these crazy times. I truly, truly appreciate you. Be safe."
And model/actress Molly Sims and singer Ally Brooke have given special shout outs to staffmembers at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where they have both witnessed their hard work first-hand.
"Thank you to all the doctors, nurses, technicians for what you do at Cedars-Sinai," Sims said. "You took care of my mum in a very dark time, when no one could diagnose her. You were there for her, my family, my brother, my friend..."
"And now that we are in this crisis, I'm so grateful even more to you for being on the front lines. We love you, we appreciate you and I'm glad there's a day to celebrate you."
Brooke added, "You guys are so amazing and caring and you do so much. I remember when I went to the hospital last year for a really bad pain that I was having, you guys were so caring and patient and kind to me."
"Thank you so much for all the work that you are doing, especially now...," she continued. "You are so powerful and wonderful, and you deserve nothing but love, respect, kindness and so many good things."