Oprah tries to bring calm over Covid-19 with new Apple TV+ show

Oprah Winfrey. (Getty Images)
Oprah Winfrey. (Getty Images)

Cape Town – Oprah Winfrey has launched a new remotely done talk show, Oprah Talks Covid-19, on Apple TV+ 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 actor Idris Elba who last week revealed that he 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 thought leaders and people going through it to add some perspective."