Julia Roberts, other stars hand over social media spotlight to health experts

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts

Jackman and Roberts will be stepping away from their Instagram and Facebook accounts and handing over the keys to medical staff and experts in an effort to keep people informed in the fight against COVID-19.

Gayle Smith, president and CEO of ONE Campaign, said: "Beating the virus means listening to the experts and following the science, data and facts to get ahead of it". It is part of a much larger campaign called ONE World that is working towards humanitarian causes in the midst of the ongoing pandemic.

For three weeks, some of the stars will turn over their social media accounts for a day to frontline workers, health, economic and other experts to allow them to share their perspectives on the pandemic. It's run by ONE, a worldwide marketing campaign to finish excessive poverty and preventable illness by 2030.

Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts, 52, will be the first celebrity to Pass The Mic, handing her 8.7 million followers over to American infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci on Thursday 21 May.

Several Hollywood celebrities have chose to hand over their social media accounts to health experts, reported Rolling Stones.

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Other stars who will be taking part include Penelope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, David Oyelowo, Alan Cumming, Naomi Ackie and Robin Wright.

Many celebrities participating have a large footprint on social networks.

Julia Roberts and Hugh Jackman are giving up control of their social media accounts!

"At this point, if you consider southern Africa, sub-saharan Africa, parts of Asia, South America and even parts of the Caribbean as areas that do not have the health system to be able to respond as we can respond to NY or LA or New Orleans or Chicago, we do have a moral responsibility to the people of the world", said Fauci.

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