Aberdeen’s Niall McGinn  is using his platform to urge people to listen out for government advice.

The UK is currently gearing itself up for the eye of Covid-19 storm that is set to ravage the country. Already tens of thousands of UK citizens are said to have the virus causing worldwide havoc.

Worrying times. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)

Pubs, bars, restaurants, public gatherings and football are just some of the things called off or shut during this. Despite these government measures, people are still trying to live their normal lives, and McGinn’s urging people to follow government guidelines.

“We are at an absolutely crucial point in this crisis and some people still aren’t listening,” he said on Twitter. “We need to help out the NHS as much as we possibly can.

“Some young people are still heading out in groups, going to social gatherings, maybe out in the park playing with friends, as if it is the school holidays. I am just asking them to think twice, to think about their families and wider families as well.

Listen to instruction. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

“By doing this it can help slow down the virus. We are living in a very difficult time right now but we all need to work together to combat it. We all need to act responsibly, both young and old.

“Please support the fightback against the Covid-19 disease by following these simple rules: stay at home, wash your hands regularly and finally keep your distance.”

Urgent appeal

It’s great to see someone with McGinn’s platform promote these sentiments. Sadly, some people are unwilling to take heed of government advice.

Niall McGinn is doing his bit.

Niall McGinn is doing his bit. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Places like China and Italy have been ravaged by this infection and a similar set of circumstances are heading our way. Despite this, people aren’t doing what’s required to limit the damage.

McGinn can see this and the Aberdeen man is doing his bit to try and persuade people to socially isolate themselves and follow government guidelines.

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