Basel (dpa) – The Swiss tennis star Roger Federer (38) spoke up in the fight against the spread of the corona virus and asked people in an internet post to behave correctly.
“We have to take it incredibly seriously,” said the currently injured professional in a video message on Instagram. The Swiss Federal Councilor Alain Berset had previously launched a social media campaign. Under the hashtag # soschützenwiruns, Berset had the questions “How can you help?”, “What can you do? You can pass it on »to Federer, the former Miss Switzerland Christa Rigozzi and the rapper Stress addressed with the request to pass this on to three celebrities.
“We have to fight this virus, and it is more important than ever that we all help each other,” said Federer. In a video with snow-covered mountains in the background, the father of four appealed: «Two meters away, no shaking hands. I now stay at home all the time. We don’t want to end up in quarantine so we can’t get out. So I hope everyone really takes it seriously. »
The winner of 20 Grand Slam titles passed the so-called challenge on skier Wendy Holdener, NHL star Roman Josi and DJ Bobo.
In Switzerland, too, as in other countries, public life has recently been cut back considerably due to the coronavirus pandemic. The entry restrictions are also tightened.
The tennis tour pauses until at least June 7th. Federer would have missed the now unusual clay court season, including the French Open in Paris, which was surprisingly postponed to September anyway, because of an operation on his knee.