A 101-year-old man whose birthday was canceled due to the corona virus asks social media to send wishes
Let’s take this party online! A 101-year-old man whose bash was canceled on March 31 due to fears of the coronavirus asks people to get him 101,000 likes on Twitter instead
- Owen, 101, had his birthday canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic
- He took a picture of himself with a sign and asked for good birthday wishes
- Photo was shared by Mohamad Safa, a UN representative and climate activist
- He is now well on his way to getting 101,000 likes in time for his birthday
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A 101-year-old whose birthday was canceled due to social distance measures asks the internet to help him reach 101,000 likes on Twitter instead of a party.
The man, known only as Owen, believed to be a U.S. citizen, can be seen in a photo posted to Twitter with a sign announcing that his birthday has been canceled due to the corona virus.
Instead of a party, he now hopes for 101,000 greetings from all over the world.
Because the global pandemic affects older adults more severely, Owen is among the millions of retirees who isolate themselves. His message took off after being shared by Mohamad Safa, a permanent UN representative, entrepreneur and climate activist from Lebanon.
In his post, shared with his 78,800 followers, Safa asks them to take 60 seconds to help the older man.
Owen, a 101-year-old believed to be from the US, took a photo of himself holding his birthday question announcing that his parties were canceled due to the corona virus and asking for virtual likes instead
UN representative Mohamad Safa shared the older man’s plea on Twitter with his 78,000 followers
The photo shows a smiling Owen with a sign that says, “Hi, I’m Owen. I’ll be 101 on March 31. “
“My party was canceled due to social distance. Help me celebrate by getting 101k likes / comments. ‘
Safa added to the photo: “His 101st birthday party was canceled due to the impact of the corona virus.
Share and comment to help us make his upcoming birthday special. Leave him a message here. Take 60 seconds and do it for Owen! ‘
People from all over the world rushed to wish the older man a happy birthday on Twitter (above)
Many answered the call and wished the older man the best on his upcoming birthday.
“Wow, you look good Owen. Have a fantastic 101st birthday young man and please stay safe, “wrote one.
Hi Owen! Happy birthday from Sydney, Australia. Stay healthy and don’t party too hard on your big day, ”said another.
“Wooo, you are a handsome guy indeed! Happy Birthday! I wish you the best! Best wishes here from HongKong!
WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE AGES OF CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS WHO GET INFECTION?
Chinese health officials have conducted the largest study ever on the unprecedented virus strain, with data from 72,000 cases.
The results showed that the SARS-CoV-2 virus posed the greatest threat to older patients and those with underlying conditions, such as cancer and heart disease. It also revealed the exact breakdown of the confirmed cases.
And what about deaths?
Many elderly people were asked to isolate themselves for the duration of the covid-19 pandemic to prevent infection.
According to tested cases, the coronavirus would have infected 5,018 people in the UK and now killed 240. In the US, 26,905 cases have been reported, of which 348 resulted in death.
It has been reported that most of the most fatalities around the world are people who are older or have underlying conditions and who have weakened the immune system.
In the UK, Matt Hancock confirmed that the government would tell the elderly to stay at home for up to four months as he admitted that the NHS currently does not have enough fans to fight the corona virus.
The health secretary said people over 70 would be told to isolate themselves, even if they have no symptoms to control the spread of the disease and protect the most vulnerable in society.
He said “we don’t want to do that too soon, because it is clearly not easy for people to do, it is not easy for people to keep going,” but he expected the advice at home to be issued “especially in the coming weeks absolutely’.