Perry went on to say he’d like to see “(a) lot less finger pointing and a lot less judgement.”
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"Please listen to your local and state governments. Social distancing should be taken seriously. Wash your hands, wipe down door handles, and avoid touching your face as much as you can," Perry said. "Take care of the people who are at higher risk. Let's not be selfish because we're not in the higher risk groups. Let's help protect them. And most of all, for those of us who do pray, let's send up some strong and solid fasting and prayers for this nation, our world, and all of those affected by this, which is ALL OF US!! This too shall pass."
Part of Perry's message referenced the bare shelves of grocery stores that followed shoppers panic-buying last week. He also pointed out looking after groups who are at a higher-risk of contracting the disease COVID-19, which is caused by the coronavirus.
Like many, Perry’s work has also been affected by the pandemic. Tyler Perry Studios put production on hold this week, despite plans to shoot two TV series on the grounds of the former Fort McPherson U.S. Army base.