Alicia Keys and other stars to explain Covid-19 to kids and air their concerns

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"It's so important to remember that we are all in this together and our kids and loved ones need outlets to help them process and understand what's going on."
"It's so important to remember that we are all in this together and our kids and loved ones need outlets to help them process and understand what's going on."

The Nickelodeon (DStv 305) channel will broadcast a special KidsTogether: The Nickelodeon Town Hall globally including South Africa and across Africa. 

With actress Kristen Bell as the host, KidsTogether is aimed at giving a kid's-eye view of life amidst the growing Covid-19 novel coronavirus pandemic.

The hour-long special includes a performance by Alicia Keys and appearances by Charli D'Amelio, Josh Gad, Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, and Ciara and Russell Wilson. 

Dr Nadine Burke Harris, California's surgeon general, and Dr Vivek H. Murthy, a former US surgeon general will also appear.

First-person accounts from kids

It will also have first-person accounts from kids and families in the United States who are social distancing and making changes to their everyday lives and relationships.

The programme will directly address kids' questions and concerns about the virus, and include tips and insights from medical experts on ways to be healthy.

"It's so important to remember that we are all in this together and our kids and loved ones need outlets to help them process and understand what's going on and, most importantly, to still feel connected," says Kristen Bell.

"I hope kids and families come away from this special, feeling a little more comfortable and that they enjoy some much-needed moments of humour during this difficult time."

A broadcast date for KidsTogether: The Nickelodeon Town Hall isn't available yet for ViacomCBS Networks, the Nickelodeon channel that runs in South Africa but we'll be updating this article with the necessary details as soon as they're available. 

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