Monday, March 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Oprah tries to bring calm over corona, starts new Apple TV+ show, Oprah Talks Covid-19.

by Thinus Ferreira

Oprah Winfrey has launched a new remotely done talk show, Oprah Talks Covid-19, on the Apple TV+ video streaming service to help with the global conversation around the novel coronavirus and to try and "lift the human spirit" amidst the rising anxiety and uncertainty about the spreading global pandemic.

"In this series, Oprah has remote conversations with experts and everyday people to provide insight, meaning and tangible advice for the human spirit," says Apple TV+.

Oprah's guest in the first episode is the British actor currently working in the United States, Idris Elba who last week revealed that he has been tested positive for the Covid-19 virus, along with his wife Sabrina Dhowre.

"Like millions of people all over the world, I've been staying safer at home for over a week now. I know a lot of people are feeling stressed, overwhelmed and uncertain," says Oprah. "Because of that, I want to offer some hope and gather thoughtleaders and people going through it to add some perspective."