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More than a million people reached with Leicester Coronavirus messages in community languages

16th July 2020 | By Liz Mattock | Posted in

Coronavirus video messages by Leicester GPs in a range of languages have been viewed by more than 216,000 people over the first few days since they were released, and over a million people have seen the social media messages promoting the campaign.

The three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland have issued a series of video messages from local GPs, giving key information for local people during the Leicester lockdown, and are
asking for people’s support to spread the word even further.

Professor Azhar Farooqi, GP and Chair of Leicester City CCG, said: “Leicester is one of the most diverse cities in the country and we want to make it is as easy as possible for everyone to know what they need to do to help us get the Covid-19 infection rate down as soon as we possibly can.

“The videos have been very well received in the local community so far. With everyone’s help we can help spread these messages even further. We would really appreciate it everyone would continue to share our videos and advice through their social media and instant messaging networks such as WhatsApp and Facebook.”

The coronavirus advice videos explain the steps people need to take to help slow down the infection rate, what to do if they have symptoms, when to get a test and what to do if they have a health condition that puts them at greater risk of being seriously ill with coronavirus.

The videos are available in Punjabi, Gujarati, Hindi, Urdu, Polish, Romanian, Somali and Telugu and can be viewed on Leicester City CCG’s You Tube channel or on the CCG website https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/my-health/coronavirusadvice/coronavirus-information-in-different-languages-and-formats/.

Alternatively, please look out for and share social media messages on the CCGs’ Facebook and Twitter accounts.

  • Leicester City CCG: @NHSLeicester
  • West Leicestershire CCG: @west_lei_ccg
  • East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG: @NHSELRCCG

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